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5 Gallon Buckets

Wooden spool table. Sanded and stained the spool. Cut a hole in the middle and dropped in a 5-gallon paint bucket as a beer cooler!

Build Your Own 5 Gallon Bucket Emergency Kit. Everyone should have one of these emergency buckets packed and ready to go. If you only ever do one thing for emergency preparedness, put together one of these kits.

5 Gallon Bucket Swamp Cooler DIY Project - Cooling your tent or van. The basic idea for the bucket cooler is just a smaller version of Yellowdog's cooler made from a rubbermade garbage can. An evaporative cooler will reduce the temperature by 20 to 30 degrees. All the ideas that people came up with on this thread are a perfect example of radical self relience! (Bravo!!!)

Homemade liquid laundry detergent for .4 cents per load! So this is the same ingredients as in the "Mom's Super Laundry Sauce" it just has more water so I guess you don't whip it and make it into the "paste" texture. So I just need to get a 5 gallon bucket and I will try this one also.

5 gallon buckets....use as additional seating and extra storage....would be great for the kids' rooms and/or a classroom

Hydroelectric Generator from a 5 gallon bucket - download the 35 page PDF instructions from this site

CLassroom! Great for storing kids stuff or using it to sit on:) (5 gallon paint bucket, fabric, foam, cardboard, spray primer, spray paint, decorative strand, scissors, sharpie and hot glue). Top is a circle cut from a square foam cushion, then covered with fabric.

How to store it? A really basic way to store the rice, beans, cornmeal, sugar and pastas is to buy several 5-gallon seal-able paint buckets or food-grade buckets from your local hardware store.  Put a cup or so of salt into a sandwich baggie (opened) at the bottom of the buckets. Then fill it with food stuffs and add a couple of ounces of dried ice (found at large grocery stores) which will remove the oxygen from the bucket after it's sealed. Finally, label each bucket with its contents and th…

Freeze water in 5 gallon buckets overnight to make outdoor votives in the winter.

Vinyl-Siding Cleaner (2/3 cup of Spic and Span, 1/2 cup of powdered Tide laundry detergent, 1 quart of liquid chlorine bleach, 3 quarts of hot water. Mix ingredients in a 2-gallon bucket, and allow to stand for 4 to 5 hours. Pour into ordinary garden sprayer, and apply to vinyl siding. Leave solution on siding for 5 minutes, and rinse with hose.)

...camping pails for daughter’s Girl Scout Brownie troop. The girls painted on 5-gallon pickle buckets that were donated by a local restaurant, painted their names and troop number on the lids. Each girl made a cushion to go on top of her pail for sitting on. The carryalls are a great way to keep all their belongings together and dry at the same time.-- Barbara Moseley. fb-

Nice clothes washing kit that would be a nice, no-power addition to a long-term emergency preparedness set up. NOTE: You could store two 5-gallon buckets, stack one inside of the other. Use one bucket for the soapy water and the other for the rinse water. You may be able to wash and rinse a couple of batches of clothes without changing the soapy water depending on how dirty the clothes are.

Pioneer Trek - Packing into a 5 Gallon Bucket

8 seats made from Home Depot 5 gallon buckets, several cans of spray-paint, some craft paints, fabric and foam. Total cost, approx $100, or $12 per chair!

Using a 5 gallon bucket, hot glue tulle to the lid, then Velcro a round pillow on top of the lid. Decorate with ribbon and flowers. Simply stunning.

DIY Dip-dye curtains. Mix fabric dye in 5 gallon bucket. Mark curtains with rubber bands where you want color to stop. Wet fabric so it absorbs the color. Place fabric in bucket up to rubber band. Stir so fabric is covered evenly. Set timer for 15 minutes. Pull fabric out a foot or so and set timer for another 15 mins. Repeat until the end of the fabric. Wash in cold water.

DIY Air Conditioner From a 5 Gallon Bucket for Under $25. When things heat up for summer fun it can be costly to cool your RV. Consider this interesting DIY air conditioner as a low cost alternative to keep cool!

Fuly contained 5 gallon bucket pumpable sink. With reservoir, grey water catchment, foot pump. This thing's got the works!

DIY Washing Machine. Using a 5 gallon bucket and plunger. Great for cloth diapers and clothes! With extra reinforcement in the lid to help prevent a broken cover.

5 gallon bucket pyramid shelves

How To Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator - SHTF Preparedness

DIY 5 Gallon Bucket Rod Holder - YouTube

Beautiful (and affordable) DIY Christmas Decor...but use a burlap tree skirt to cover the 5 gallon bucket

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