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(with stuff you can get from the home improvement store)
I love smoked meat! Any time of the year is a good time for smoked meat.
However, I do not love how expensive smokers are. Luckily, there are tutorials out there that show you how to make a smoker of your own. One of these tutorials is on Makezine, one of my favorite DIY sites.
This design uses a hotplate, flowerpots, a grate and a few other things you probably already have lying around the house. You will have to disassemble the hotplate so the plate can be inside the smoker, with the wiring going outside of the smoker into a control box. This is my favorite part of this smoker, the control box! This way you can control the temperature without messing with the heat source inside of the smoker. There are some great tips on choosing heat-resistant materials for the build, which is important for safety. With this tutorial, you should be smoking in no time!
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