Monday, April 16, 2012

Survival Resources - The Bucket List

The Bucket

There are numerous items that can serve as a resource. One of the most useful and versatile of these items is the bucket. The bucket is an item whose design is simple but its uses are quite varied. It is one of the ultimate containers that can serve a variety of purposes. Here is a list of just a few of the uses for a bucket.

The Bucket List

1. Storage Container - Use a bucket as a container for storage - A bucket can be used to store a variety of gear and food items.

2. Transportation Device - Use a bucket to transport items - A bucket can be used to carry just about anything that will fit inside it. They are especially useful for transporting water.

3. Garden Device - Use as a container for plants - A bucket works well for container gardening.

4. Improvised Furniture - Use a bucket as a chair - If you don’t have anything to put in your bucket, you can turn it upside down and use it as a chair.

5. Rainwater Catchment Device - Use a bucket to catch rainwater - If you don’t have a rain barrel, use a rain bucket.

6. Protection Device - Use a bucket to cover tender plants to protect them from harsh weather. Let the hail bounce off the bucket and not your plants.

7. Filter Device - Use a bucket as a water filter - Punch some holes in it and fill it with a filter medium. It can then be used to filter emergency water sources.

8. Improvised Step Ladder - Turn your bucket upside down and you can even use it as an improvised step ladder. It may be all you need to reach that high place easily.

9. Use as a Tool Box - Buckets make a great improvised tool box and will help you keep track of your tools and help prevent losing them.

10. Collection Device - Use your bucket to collect eggs - They make great nesting boxes for your chickens and don’t require a lot of modifications.

Your resources in any situation are limited only by your imagination and your need. The bucket is just one of those items that can serve your purposes on a daily basis or in a crisis.

Got bucket?

Staying above the water line!



John said...

That's a pretty practical bucket list.

riverwalker said...

To: John

Buckets...gotta love 'em!


Ken said...

...what about the use as a

or...did i miss it

Ken said...

...nope...fill with saw dust,router a toilet seat to fit the bucket and voila...instant porta-potty

Someone You Know said...


Great Insight.

A variation on the Storage Container - Cache Container. Just bury the bucket a foot or two underground to hide your gear and/or food until you need it.

Organization Container - use it to sort your stuff

Thanks again.

riverwalker said...

To; Ken

Yep! I missed a couple of uses but hopefully people get the idea...they are a really good resource.

Thanks Ken.


riverwalker said...

To: Someone You Know

Yep! Missed that one also.

Instant survival cache. Great idea.

Just one more great way to use a bucket. I probably missed some others as well...



millenniumfly said...

If there's anything "out of the ordinary" that I suggest people stock up on it's gotta be bucket... and lots of 'em!

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