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Whether you think of yourself as a prepper, a homesteader, or both, you should be stockpiling five-gallon buckets. As a prepper, they’re great for food storage, building rocket stoves, making water filters, and more. And as a homesteader, they’re great for growing vegetables, hauling livestock feed, making chicken feeders, and so forth.
And the best thing about them: You can get them for free! Just visit local restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and other places and start chatting up the workers. Oftentimes they’ll just give you their used buckets since they were going to throw them out anyway.
If that sounds like a good deal to you, then check out this article. It explains how to find free buckets, how to find the right kind of buckets, and 15 clever ways to use them around the house or on the homestead.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.