Versatile Camping Equipment: 5 Gallon Bucket Review

What is the most versatile camping equipment, ever?  My vote is for the 5 gallon bucket.  When you review it’s simple, stand alone design you quickly realize why this camping equipment has  stood the test of time.  In fact, the 5 gallon bucket is one piece of camping equipment that will last for years.

A 5 gallon bucket is like a good man.  Even when its weathered and worn, its still sturdy and dependable.  Every girl needs at least one!

Features of the 5 Gallon Bucket

  • made of high density polyethylene.
  • can withstand heat up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • reinforcing ribs for extra strength.
  • available in an assortment of colors.
  • stack-able for easy storage.
  • features a removable handle with a plastic grip.

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 Uses for the 5 Gallon Bucket

  1. trash bucket
  2. storage bucket–pack other camping equipment inside it to transport to camp
  3. place to sit
  4. small table
  5. mini port-o-potty –don’t ask/don’t tell
  6. dish washing bucket–don’t get confused with bucket from #5
  7. bucket fishing–see blog about bucket fishing
  8. fishing bucket–holds all those fish you catch
  9. musical instrument– drum used by kids everywhere to aggravate adults
  10. campfire extinguisher– just fill with water

As you can see, I love a good five gallon bucket.  I rank my 5 gallon buckets very high based on quality, durability and functionality.  Five gallon buckets also rank high in value.  They are very inexpensive.  In fact, I will usually pay full price rather then try to find a refurbished one.

So, next time you go camping, don’t forget the 5 gallon bucket– the most versatile camping equipment on the market today!

I’ll see ya by the campfire.


 How do you use your 5 gallon bucket?

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  1. Michael & Donna Douglas says:

    Numbers 2 and 5…

  2. How about using a bucket for washing clothes a la John Steinbeck in his classic “Travels with Charley, In Search of America”, the story of his cross-country trip in one of the original RVs with his dog, Charey. Simply put water and detergent in the bucket with your clothes. Pop on the top. Drive 100 miles. Voila! Clean clothes.

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