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Old 03-13-2011, 11:27 PM
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Just wondering how many uses we could come up with for old tires???

1. For those of us in more northern climates.
Gardening tip:
Plant tomatoes, potatoes and cucumbers into old tires.

The black absorbs the sunlight during the day and reflects it back to the roots of the plants at night, thus boosting its growing.

2. Boat bumpers on docks
3. Sandals: http://www.hollowtop.com/sandals.htm

4. Cut in strips to make door mats
5. Tire swing
6. Make obstacle course to do military style running practice
7. This site makes planters out of them: http://www.tirecrafting.com/
8. Block stack them to build a retaining wall
9. Several filled with concrete and with pole inserted - can be supplied with eyelet and rope attached, can be used to be fence, boundary, game boundaries etc
10. Large tractor tires can be filled with sand to be a sand box for children

What other uses can you think of?
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:45 PM
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Build a house !

http://www.earthship.org/
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Stack and fill with dirt for gun target berm.
(or bullet proofing your wall)
They are good to stop full strength hunting / military rifle bullets,
but I am not sure if it will stop 50 BMG loads..
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:10 PM
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if the tire is still on the rim you can do things like this to make the planter bigger http://www.wuvie.net/tireplanter.htm

my father in law did this for his wifes planter with old tires. makes really nice planters and they dont tip over with the rim still attached. (easily anyway)
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They create alot of smoke when lit on fire. Could be used for signaling rescuers.
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Those sandals are a neat idea. I like that.
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String 'em all in a long tube for a gun suppressor and shoot through them. Just mind the wasps and stuff that might want to take up residence in the off season.
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Those sandals are a neat idea. I like that.
Ho Chi Minh sandals. They are a great idea.
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Tires are one of the hardest things for firefighters to put out so use them to get rid of your ex-wife and other enemies LOL.

Check for a recycling plant near you they use them to make rubber mulch and soft playgroungd surfaces.
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Grow Potatoes!
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use them(empty or filled) as weights in a fitness regimen
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If they're large enough, sit in them and have someone push you down a hill, just dont eat anything before.
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What about a bunker, stack them in a running bond pattern, possibly bolted together and back filled with compressed dirt stone or concrete, depending on which back fill its gotta be cheaper the cement block, thicker too. BTW those sandals are really cool!
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Road blocks, signal fires, and large brush pile fire starters, Post SHTF of course.
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If you have eather rear tractor tires strung together 3-4 wide or car tires strung 6-8 wide 3-4 deep they make a good drag for running over ground to smooth and, or bury some types of seeds
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If you have eather rear tractor tires strung together 3-4 wide or car tires strung 6-8 wide 3-4 deep they make a good drag for running over ground to smooth and, or bury some types of seeds

or drag to spread manure in cow pastures after winter haying season.....
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Have heard that there are paving companies that use shredded tires mixed with their pavement. It makes the surface more flexible and it is less likely to crack with weather shifting.

This method has been proven to be a little too effective and is an option that is opted out of as it puts the companies out of their maintenance jobs. Sad that many jobs are based on "make work" policies.
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Use as raised beds.
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If you have animals, you know thay can turn over buckets while eating or drinking out of it. Here's the solution:
Push the bucket into the tire in order to stabilize it. No more spilled water or lost grain.
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We have tires filled with soil and then tamped each layer staggered to a height of 4 feet though out the north tree line on our farm yard. They would work to stop a rifle round if needed but they are the best wind/snow block we have ever tried.
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