There are a few things we’re always looking for, so we’re putting together a wish list page asking people for donations. For most people these are junk, and we’d like to save them from the landfill and do something useful with them. If you’ve got them lying around and are planning a trip near Masardis, Maine or Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, we’d love to take them off of your hands.
We’re excited about receiving any of these items as donations. However, if this has made you think about hanging onto some of these items and doing something useful with them, we’re excited about that too. We don’t want your valuable items. Give them to your family members or sell them and do something useful with the cash. We’re looking to repurpose stuff destined for the landfill.
We’ll be adding to this list at jackmtn.com/wishlist, so check check back. On our site menu it’s listed under ‘GEAR’.
Currently we’re looking for:
- 5 gallon or larger metal cans/barrels – We use these to make rocket stoves for cooking. If you’ve never heard of rocket stoves, consider them a replacement for a coleman stove that runs off of twigs and wood shavings instead of gas or propane. We cook on them daily at the field school. When these are purchased new they’re filled with kerosene, linseed oil, paint thinner etc.
- 5 gallon plastic buckets – We’re always on the lookout for clean (no oil, bleach, chemicals, etc., that would harm the microorganisms in the compost) 5 gallon plastic buckets. We use them as part of our composting system.
- Old files – we use these to make knives, crooked knives, etc.