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15 Ingenious Survival Uses For 5 Gallon Buckets

survival uses for 5 gallon buckets
There are a ton of surprising survival uses for 5 gallon buckets. In fact this is one survival tool most preppers don’t even think twice about.These are some of the most useful home supply items you can have. And the shocker is many people have these lying around in their garage, shed or backyard. They just haven’t thought to use it to their advantage in a crisis.You’ll think twice about tossing out yours once you discover these…

15 Ingenious Survival Uses For 5 Gallon Buckets

DIY Toilet

Toilets will likely be a major luxury when SHTF. Thankfully you can make your own with the use of a 5 gallon bucket and a few other supplies.

First take a clean, large trash bag and put it inside the bucket. Tie it off on the outside so it stays in place. Next take a pool noodle and hollow out the middle. Wrap it around the rim of the bucket, with the hollowed-out portion touching the rim (this will be the toilet seat).

Now just place a roll of toilet paper over the handle of the bucket, and you’ve got a makeshift portable toilet you can use just about anywhere.

Make A Composting Toilet

Composting toilets are great for transforming our waste into usable material for agriculture. And with a little bit of effort you can build one yourself with just a few materials (plus a 5 gallon bucket)!

Check out the video below for all the details.

Grow A Garden

Survival gardens can really come in handy when you’re adding to your survival food stockpile. And when you plant a garden in a 5-gallon bucket, it becomes a portable container of on-the-go produce!

Make sure to drill small holes at the bottom of the bucket to help prevent overwatering.

Make a Hanging Garden

Here’s a cool gardening hack. Certain plants (namely tomatoes) do really well in hanging gardens. And, since 5-gallon buckets are made out of thick, durable plastic it helps extend the life of your planter tremendously.

Check out the video below to learn all about how to transform your bucket into a hanging tomato garden.

DIY Aquaponics

Using simple 5-gallon buckets you can make your own DIY aquaponics system! These buckets will hold the fish and the pipes for transporting water. They’ve also got lots of space to hold a variety of space.

Store Survival Essentials

If you’ve got a 5-gallon bucket with a handle and a lid, you can use it as portable storage space for your essentials. Store items that shouldn’t be out in heat, moisture or sunlight.

Fatten Up The Deer

Want easy access to game? Use a 5-gallon bucket (and a few extra materials) to make a DIY deer feeder. Watch the video below to see how it’s done!

Makeshift Backpack

If your bug-out bag falls apart, you’ll need a way to transport your stuff. Well, with a 5-gallon bucket and a little ingenuity you can make your very own backpack!

Here’s a visual to get your creative juices flowing.

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Help Your Garden Flourish

Worms are incredibly helpful when making compost. And, in turn, great compost is going to give your plants an incredibly rich boost of nutrients that’ll help them (and you) thrive!

Here’s a video showing you the process.

Get The A/C Going

If the heat’s getting you down in a crisis, you can transform your 5-gallon bucket into a DIY air conditioner!

All you need is the bucket, a utility knife, a gallon-size jug of frozen water, some PVC pipe, a styrofoam minnow bucket, a portable fan, and a hole saw.

Watch the video below to see how it’s done!

DIY Swamp Cooler

This one features a similar process as the A/C unit above. Instead, you’ll utilize a swamp cooler pad (rather than the frozen jug of water) to help cool the air down.

See the video below to see how to make it.

Heat Up The H2O

Good news! By using a 5-gallon bucket and the power of the sun, you can heat up water in a survival situation. Simply paint the entire bucket (with lid) black. Then fill it with clean water and leave it out to heat up in the sunshine. You can also insulate the bucket to help keep the bucket hot for longer periods of time.

Make A Chicken Feeder

Chickens are fantastic animals for a survival situation (you can see why they’re the #1 survival animal right here). And, if you make a chicken feeder out of your 5-gallon bucket, you’ll minimize the time you have to go out and feed them.

Check out the video below to see how this nifty invention works.

Turn On The Light

Here’s a great method to use when you’ve got a white 5-gallon bucket.

Simply drill a hole in the bottom of the bucket, and stick a flashlight (light side up) or emergency candle (wick-side up) into the hole so it stands up on its own. Line the bottom of the bucket with sand or dirt to help prevent the light source from falling over.

Then turn on the flashlight or light the candle, put the lid on the bucket, and presto! You’ve got a lantern to help you see in the dark.

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Wash Your Laundry

Here’s an ingenious survival hack. If you need to wash your clothes, you can transform an ordinary 5-gallon bucket into a washing machine!

We wrote a survival article showing you all about how to make this work. Check it out right here.


Democrat Mayor Welcomes Illegals to Denver


During a recent interview with CNBC, Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s comments regarding the city’s approach to immigration underscore a troubling trend of prioritizing the interests of migrants over the well-being of American citizens.

Johnston’s admission that Denver is grappling with an influx of migrants is a damning indictment of the city’s failed open-door policies. Rather than acknowledging the inherent risks and challenges associated with unchecked migration, Johnston attempts to portray Denver’s approach as a delicate balancing act between compassion and pragmatism. However, his words betray a dangerous naivety that threatens to undermine the safety and prosperity of Denverites.

By championing an ideology of unlimited hospitality, Denver has effectively placed the burden of its misguided altruism squarely on the shoulders of its own citizens. Johnston’s assertion that the city is proud of its ability to manage the migrant crisis is not only arrogant but also deeply troubling. Instead of celebrating the city’s failure to control its borders, Denver should be prioritizing the needs and concerns of its own residents.

Johnston’s plea for federal assistance serves as a thinly veiled attempt to absolve Denver of its responsibility for the consequences of its reckless immigration policies. It is outrageous that hardworking taxpayers are expected to foot the bill for the city’s misguided generosity. Denverites should not be forced to accept cuts to city budgets and services in order to accommodate migrants who enter the country illegally.

Furthermore, Johnston’s insistence on portraying migrants as victims deserving of unwavering support only serves to exacerbate the problem. By perpetuating the myth of the noble migrant in need of rescue, Johnston glosses over the very real dangers and disruptions caused by uncontrolled immigration. Denverites deserve better than a mayor who prioritizes virtue signaling over their safety and prosperity.

It is time for Johnston and other proponents of open borders to face the harsh reality of their policies. Unrestricted immigration poses serious threats to national security, public safety, and economic stability. Denver cannot continue down this reckless path without risking irreparable harm to its own citizens.

In light of these challenges, it is imperative that Denver enact sensible immigration policies that prioritize the needs and interests of American citizens. This includes strengthening border security, enforcing immigration laws, and implementing measures to deter illegal immigration. Anything less would be a betrayal of the trust placed in Johnston by the people of Denver.


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Texas Dem. Rep: No Taxes For Black Americans


In a recent episode of the “Black Lawyers Podcast,” Rep. Jasmine Crockett, a Democrat from Texas, ignited a firestorm of controversy with her proposal to exempt Black Americans from paying taxes as a form of reparations. This suggestion has triggered widespread outrage among conservatives, who see it as yet another attempt to further racialize American politics and deepen divisions within society.

Crockett’s proposition, which she herself admitted may not be successful due to the fact that many within the Black community are already struggling financially and may not be paying taxes, has been met with condemnation from conservative voices across the country. Critics argue that such a plan would not only be ineffective in addressing the underlying issues faced by Black Americans but would also exacerbate racial tensions and perpetuate a victimhood narrative.

By singling out one racial group for special treatment through tax exemptions, Crockett’s proposal threatens to further polarize an already divided nation along racial lines. Conservatives view this as yet another example of the left’s obsession with identity politics, where race takes precedence over individual merit and personal responsibility.

Moreover, Crockett’s suggestion of tax exemptions as a form of reparations is seen as deeply misguided and unfair. Conservatives argue that reparations, if they are to be considered at all, should be based on need and merit, rather than race. By proposing blanket tax exemptions based solely on race, Crockett fails to address the complex socioeconomic factors that contribute to inequality and disadvantage in America.

Conservatives also express concern about the lack of consistency and coordination between federal and state approaches to reparations. Crockett’s call for tax exemptions at the federal level raises questions about how such measures would interact with existing state-level initiatives, potentially leading to confusion and inequity in the distribution of resources.

As the debate over reparations continues to intensify, conservatives are calling for a more thoughtful and inclusive approach that focuses on addressing the root causes of inequality and promoting economic opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race. Crockett’s proposal, they argue, only serves to further entrench racial divisions and undermine efforts to achieve genuine unity and progress in the United States.



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Whoopi Goldberg Claims Conservatives Want to “Bring Back Slavery”


In a recent episode of ABC’s “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg stirred controversy with her startling claim that some Republicans are inclined to “bring slavery back.” The comment, made during a discussion about the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate an 1864 abortion ban, has sparked widespread condemnation, with critics lambasting Goldberg for her inflammatory and unsubstantiated rhetoric.

Goldberg’s assertion, delivered in the heat of the panel discussion, has been roundly denounced as not only inflammatory but also deeply irresponsible. By equating Republican policies on abortion with a desire to resurrect one of the darkest chapters in American history, Goldberg not only demonstrated a profound lack of understanding of the issues at hand but also showcased a troubling disregard for reasoned discourse.

Conservative voices have been particularly vocal in their condemnation of Goldberg’s remarks, highlighting the egregious nature of her comparison and the harm it does to meaningful dialogue. They argue that such hyperbolic and baseless accusations only serve to further polarize an already divided political landscape, making it increasingly difficult to find common ground on important issues.

Moreover, critics have pointed out the dangerous precedent set by Goldberg’s rhetoric, warning of the potential consequences of allowing such inflammatory statements to go unchallenged. They argue that by indulging in sensationalism and distortion, Goldberg not only does a disservice to the public discourse but also undermines the credibility of her own platform.

In the wake of the controversy, Goldberg has faced mounting pressure to retract or clarify her remarks, with many calling on her to apologize for the offense caused. However, as of yet, Goldberg has remained steadfast in her position, offering no indication of contrition or acknowledgment of the harm caused by her words.

Goldberg’s comments are part of a greater problem in American media and politics: One where conservative Americans are routinely demonized for their beliefs without consequence. This rhetoric should alarm all patriotic Americans interested in the free and honest discussion of ideas and politics.


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