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Building a smokehouse from scratch can be intimidating for those of us that haven’t tackled anything quite like it.
There are a lot of factors to consider-fire safety, sturdiness, and being sure to use materials that will be safe with food. Luckily, there is plenty of information on Smoking Meat Forums to help with the build. Beginner and experienced smokehouse builders contribute to this forum, so plenty of advice and techniques are at hand.
For a build guide from start to finish, there’s a thread on the forum that was started by a novice smokehouse builder. The builder knew the general design he wanted, but he posted his progress on Smoking Meat Forums for advice as he went along. Plenty of contributions from other builders followed, with advice on structure stability, food safety, and how to build a versatile smokehouse. A particularly helpful tip was how to bird-proof the smokehouse. Bird droppings will definitely ruin some great smoked meat!
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need 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 reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar