20 Borderline Genius DIY Ideas For Repurposing Five Gallon Buckets

5. DIY Upcycled Bucket Rocket Stove

DIY Upcycled Bucket Rocket Stove
A rocket stove is great for cooking outdoors and you burn twigs in these so you don’t have to worry about having a lot of firewood around. You can cook outdoors at home or take this with you when you go camping. It’s super easy to make from an empty five gallon metal bucket and it is a really efficient way to cook your meals outdoors.

Tutorial: rootsimple

6. DIY Aquaponic System

DIY Aquaponic System
You can turn that five gallon bucket into an easy to make DIY aquaponic system. These systems combine aquaculture or raising aquatic animals like fish or snails with hydroponics or raising plants in water. This is a very useful system, particularly if you are looking to live off the grid and this is a super simple system to set up. Plus, it uses mostly upcycled materials so it is really good for the environment all the way around.

Tutorial: instructables

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