Our winters get to just about freezing in the mornings.
Very clear skies mostly.. and frost on some occasions
I will place some blue plastic drums next to small trees - filled with water
so they absorb the sun's heat during the day
and hopefully protect the saplings from
the early morning frosts.
May even try to keep heat trapped under some frost cover.
- Filling with water and laying them on your hillside to roll down on invading barbarians
Casey Halone wrote:
how would these work for earthen mass, say in place of rammed earth tires? I would think it would of gas much less. cut in half they would hold 27 gallons of dirt and would be so much easier to pack. in what way is a tire better if both can be had free and otherwise bound for a landfill?
Cool, I really dig that.
Well, I was thinking why not cut off the bottoms, cut them in half, and use the pieces as giant roofing shingles. The clear and opaque options in the plastic version would make for interesting roofs.
New to the forum and late to the topic, but wanted to add something I'd discovered about the plastic drums.
My employer has lots of surplus drums that I've found various uses for. They're the kind with two bungs in the top and no removable lid. Being that I've often found myself in need of lidded barrels that could hold stuff outdoors and not get the contents wet...
I found that you can evenly saw the top off of a plastic drum about half a cm from the top of the narrow neck, flip the lid over and have a perfect fitted lid that will shed water flawlessly. They key is to leave enough of the neck for the groove in the top of the lid to fit into. And to saw it evenly of course.
Not sure how well I expressed that. Thinking of making a video to illustrate better.
Casey Halone wrote:how would these work for earthen mass, say in place of rammed earth tires? I would think it would of gas much less. cut in half they would hold 27 gallons of dirt and would be so much easier to pack. in what way is a tire better if both can be had free and otherwise bound for a landfill?