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One of the core elements of being a prepper is to be able to see the value in every resource. When you look at a tree you are looking at a massive collection of resources for the average survivor. We are talking about things like medicine, food, fuel, and building materials.
Recognizing resources and taking advantage of them goes a long way. In many ways, your eyes work in a different way than most people.
The same can be said about things like 55-gallon plastic barrels. To the average person, these are rain barrels but there are many different projects you can make.
Have you considered souring your own honey from bees? Having a beehive in your backyard is also a great way to help out with bee populations. Our bees are in big trouble and we don’t really know about it or know how to fix it.
How about a quick shelter for Fido? You can spend hundreds of dollars on a dog house from Northern Tool or you can make some simple modifications to a barrel and create a great dog house. Remember, your dog doesn’t care what his house looks like.
Another important little project is turning your barrels into a tumbling compost bin. Composting is important. You can literally turn your leaves and grass into food for your garden. It’s such a big deal. You need to have a way to feed your plants each year.
You can burn money up at the hardware store on things like fertilizer or you can make your own nutrient-dense compost.
There are many more ways to use these great barrels. Remember, you need to be a master of conservation and of resources. This will make all the difference in how you can react to things like disaster and times of need.