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Old 06-19-2010, 08:16 AM
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I have posted a video on my bucket shower and we know we can store food and stuff in them. I am interested to see your creativity. What are some other uses that you have found for these buckets?
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slop bucket.. garbage disposals might not work.
gardening.. picking
feeding fish
feeding farm animals
saving food for compost
carrying water
catching water
mixing concrete
fire fighting
putting fish in while fishing
carrying compost to garden
picking up sticks for fires, wood stove
carrying fertilizer
bathing/ sponge bath
toilet
food storage
laundry
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we use one for food/paper waste for the compost pile. we dump everything into it, and because its smallish, you have to empty it often. and you dont want food waste sitting in the kitchen for long anyways. and it has a handle.
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we use one for food/paper waste for the compost pile. we dump everything into it, and because its smallish, you have to empty it often. and you dont want food waste sitting in the kitchen for long anyways. and it has a handle.
we have way to many cans going on in our kitchen right now. We have recyle can, garbage can, compost.. no meat or animal products can. We put all of that down the gargage disposal now but would need something for that if we had no garbage disposal. If anything was to happen we would burn our paper and who would care about recyling... but we would probably want to save all the jugs. I can remember my grandparents having all these different containers when I was young. They had a burn pit and they reused anything possible.
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Cheaper than Dirt has a ceramic insert you place in one with another 5 gal bucket under it. Ypu punch holes in the bottom of one and in the top of the other. It is a water filtering system. I'm thinking of buying some.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CAMP352-1.html
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i cut the bottom off and plant tomatoes and peppers in them
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Great ideas, I like the one about recycling. That has been a problem for me. I haven't even considered using them for the veggie scraps before going to compost. I have a large pantry that they would fit in nicely Thanks. I kinda feel stupid for not thinking of doing this before LOL
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5 gallon buckets can be used as a potty with some plastic liners and a seat of some sort

For my veggie scraps I use the small plastic containers that prepackaged mixed greens come in sitting on the counter and then transfered the watse to a plastic bag lined 30 gallon galvanized can all winter......... then put the whole hot can full of waste directly into the compost pile once we had a thaw...... along with a bunch of fresh horse poop....... getting ready for next springs use
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You can make a helmet!
You can paint it cammie and give it a cushion lid, and use it as a stool/extra storage when you are hunting!
You can make a toilet!
You can use em to marinade large animal parts (Dont use the toilet one...)
You can use it like a drum!
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You can make a helmet!
You can paint it cammie and give it a cushion lid, and use it as a stool/extra storage when you are hunting!
You can make a toilet!
You can use em to marinade large animal parts (Dont use the toilet one...)
You can use it like a drum!
Your 1st one made me chuckle. That would be some goofy looking helmet. Very creative though

There is a group of youths in this area who are drummer and drum on cans and buckets and stuff, very cool.
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Yeah, in my school our drumline has a show where they beat on trashcans and such. It's really cool! But, since Im in the band and I play the trumpet, we aren't supposed to like the percussion. We don't consider them real musicians. We have a joke that goes "How do you know that the percussion is knocking on your door? They don't stay on beat." Yeah, ya godda be in the band to get that silly band nerd humor! :D
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Yeah, in my school our drumline has a show where they beat on trashcans and such. It's really cool! But, since Im in the band and I play the trumpet, we aren't supposed to like the percussion. We don't consider them real musicians. We have a joke that goes "How do you know that the percussion is knocking on your door? They don't stay on beat." Yeah, ya godda be in the band to get that silly band nerd humor! :D
I was in school band for 6 years. I play a saxaphone. I also played in a church band years ago.

I love the percussion part of music. Adds spice to the music.
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Huntercook took my helmet idea lol. I would do a Monty Python Black Knight sort of thing.
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Huntercook took my helmet idea lol. I would do a Monty Python Black Knight sort of thing.
Lol YES!

Oh and I didn't mean I don't like percussion, I just don't like our percussion section. Arrogant people they are. I play the drums in a band myself.
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I use buckets all around the house and garden. In the garden they hold fertilizer, compost, etc. I have one with holes drilled in the bottom that is used to rinse veggies before they come inside. Keeps a lot of dirt out of the sink that way.

I use them to brine turkeys for smoking. They're a perfect size for that and if I remove a rack from the fridge, they sit in the bottom perfectly.

I have a few in the garage full of bolts, nuts, parts and scraps that I find uses for now and then. I also keep long extension cords wound up in buckets. It's easier to grab and go and it helps keep them untangled.
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You may not have a window to throw it out of, but you will always have a pot to p**s in.
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A friend made outdoor winter candle holders. Fill bucket with water. Let most of the water freeze outdoors. Punch hole in top and drain water from centre of mostly frozen bucket. Remove rest ice from bucket by tipping upside down. To use, put several wherever you want light and put large candle into the cavity where the water was. Makes a beautiful accent to any winter driveway.
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A friend made outdoor winter candle holders. Fill bucket with water. Let most of the water freeze outdoors. Punch hole in top and drain water from centre of mostly frozen bucket. Remove rest ice from bucket by tipping upside down. To use, put several wherever you want light and put large candle into the cavity where the water was. Makes a beautiful accent to any winter driveway.
I love that idea would be great by the entrance of a New Years eve party.
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Back home we grab two 5 gallon buckets. 1 white and 1 orange. Mount a light bulb in each and hang the white bucket on the outskirts of camp while the orange one hangs above the camp, table, etc. Most of the bugs head straight for the lit up white bucket leaving campers with un-inhibited night vision and alot less bugs around the middle of camp!

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