Sometimes things happen that require you to suddenly leave your house overnight and head elsewhere. It’s common for many people living in remote places to have a bug out bag ready, a bag filled with things they can use if they ever need to leave their house unexpectedly overnight.
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.
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.
Five gallon buckets can often be found for free, but not always. We’ve had a few requests for information about where to buy 5 gallon buckets, especially metal buckets like the one featured in the rocket stove article.
In this article I’m going to cover the best options I’ve found for buying 5 gallon buckets.
If you would rather hunt for free buckets, we encourage you to look into our sourcing buckets article instead. Continue reading
This easy 5 gallon stool is made with little more than concrete and dowels. If you’re a fan of minimalist design, you should definitely give this a try! A 5 gallon bucket provides a mold that sets the concrets, holding the dowels in place with enough strength that it can hold the weight of a person.