The easiest way to grow mushrooms at home is with a five gallon bucket full of coffee grounds, and some Oyster Mushroom spawn. The guide below will get you started growing your very own Oyster mushrooms.
Creating sea salt from ocean water is an ancient practice almost completely lost to us today. In the foodie bible The 100-Mile Diet, the very last food the authors found locally after a year of eating regionally, was a bag of pure sea salt from the Pacific Northwest oceans.
If like most humans you live close to one of the planet’s seven seas, you can participate in this ancient craft. It starts off with a 5 gallon bucket.
There’s two things I like about sub irrigated planters. One, you never have to water them. And two, you never have to water them.
They work by wicking water up, from a big reservoir underneath. And you can build one from 2 buckets and a yogurt container. Here’s how
This five gallon cooling system developed by DesertSun02 on YouTube blows air over a frozen 1 gallon milk jug to create 5 hours of surprisingly cold air. Unlike the swamp cooler we published last summer, this invention will work great even in a humid climate – and it’s a much simpler design.
Recently my wife and I began the 18-year plan to replace ourselves by adding one additional human life into the world. As many of you are aware an infant requires a surprising bulk of infrastructure to maintain its comfort and happiness. Fortunately for the tight-fisted new parent, a few 5 gallon buckets can cut a lot of the nursery clutter.
5 Gallons is the Perfect Proportion for a Diaper Pail
At first we thought a 5 gallon bucket would be way too big for cloth diapers, worrying that by the time we had enough to fill the pail we would have waited too long and would have a real odor problem. Wrong on all accounts. Evidently 5 gallons is about the volume of diapers a new baby will soil in a single day. Remember you’ll also want extra space for dirty diaper covers and reusable wipes.