13 Ways a Survivalist Can Use a 55 Gallon Drum

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You might be wondering what all the excitement over DIY 55 gallon drum projects is about. Well, like pallets, these barrels are really cheap if not free. Do a little poking around your community. Try a soda bottler, olive importer or local breweries for plastic drums. For the steel ones you could ask at a local auto garage or metal scrapper.

Both the steel and plastic barrels are useful for a variety of projects. The steel drums can’t be beat for DIY smokers, grills or classy furniture, though the plastic ones are easier to work with. Here are 13 resourceful uses for an old 55 gallon drum that survival preppers will find inspiring.

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