5 Gallon Bucket
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By now, I’m sure you’ve seen our Five Gallon Bucket seats page here, where we show
you how to easily turn a five gallon bucket into a seat that you can bring with you to go camping. We’ve also shown you how to easily build a minimalistic design for a concrete chair out of a five gallon bucket. Today, we’d like to show you another kind of seat you can make at home with a five gallon bucket. This kind of seat is the Ottoman.
We wrote an article with different mosquito traps you can use. In the years since then, mosquitoes became an even bigger problem, spreading viruses like Zika in tropical climates.
With regular large scale disasters already common in North America, it’s a good time to talk a bit about disaster preparation and how a 5 gallon bucket can help provide some good physical insurance against a catastrophic situation.
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A well designed emergency kit will contain the best bits of modern technology and healthcare. IT should be designed to secure you in a variety of disaster scenarios, while remaining portable enough to take with you if you need to evacuate.
Since this is a website about buckets, we are designing a sample kit that fits neatly in a 5 gallon bucket. You could also use a backpack, but you won’t get the benefit of an airtight, waterproof seal. Continue reading
We wrote an article back in 2012 with some suggestions for the type of places where you can pick up five gallon buckets for free. The general advice given there still applies, but it’s useful perhaps if we give you a list of stores where people have had success picking up five gallon buckets for free.