In The Wild: Homer Buckets

Article Posted By: Joette Solano

of The Home Depot

By Mike Baird on Flickr

If you’ve ever used one of our orange Homer Buckets, then you probably know that “all-purpose” is a bit of an understatement. From fishing pails to garden containers , the Homer Bucket stems far beyond trash pickup and knows no bounds to what it is capable of helping you accomplish!

As a DIYer’s best friend, we know the orange Homer Bucket is not only incredibly useful, but also versatile. Check out this behind the scenes look at all the unique ways to use Homer Buckets in the great outdoors! Ah…we can already smell the open air.

Above: Mike Baird snaps a pic of Homer Buckets being used by volunteers who are helping restore the eelgrass habitat in Morro Bay, California.

By @imy1271 on Instagram

Children love playing fun games outside and no recess is complete without a Homer bucket! Instagam user imy1271 says, “Thanks for making one of my boys’ favorite items to play with!”

By Paul from Gettin Jiggy Ice Fishing

By Paul from Gettin Jiggy Ice Fishing

Credit - Gettin Jiggy Ice Fishing Blog(3)

By Paul from Gettin Jiggy Ice Fishing

Paul says, “These buckets sure help us out with the catch and release rule. If you catch, store for verification (the bucket) and release we will add an extra inch to your length!” All proceeds from the Gettin Jiggy Ice Fishing Derby benefit the Alaska Make A Wish Foundation.

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By @instagramisforfirehydrants on Instagram

A green fire hydrant leaks water into an empty Homer Bucket! The fairy godmother of water conservation must have put it there.

By @ssphotog on Instagram

By @ssphotog on Instagram

Nothing says outdoors more than fishing and grilled trout! Instagram user ssphotog says, “One of the trouts I caught while camping.”

By @madninjacurl @spartanrace and @gopro on Instagram

By @madninjacurl @spartanrace and @gopro on Instagram

Above, a 10-12 mile obstacle run requires participants to carry a Homer Bucket uphill! Instagram user madninjacurl says, “I have a new respect for the Home Depot 5 gallon bucket…”

By Tom Eubig on Flickr

By Tom Eubig on Flickr

Wherever there is ocean, building a sandcastle is a must! Tom on Flickr says, “The kids want to help, but really, little shovels just get in the way of a giant Home Depot bucket’s excavation work.”

By @jordancarter5 on Instagram

By @jordancarter5 on Instagram

Two necessities for crab fishing: an orange Homer Bucket and fishing net! Not much else is needed…besides water and a cute pup to examine your catch.

By The Home Depot in Topsham #2410

By The Home Depot in Topsham #2410

Check out these Homer Buckets in action, helping rebuild the Jersey Shore.

By Jackie from jackie-b.org

By Jackie from jackie-b.org

There’s a seafood bounty in Desolation Sound, British Columbia! Jackie filled her bucket to the rim with oysters in a quick harvest.

Do you have adorable, crazy or fun orange bucket photos to share with us? Perhaps you’ve used one in your latest Home Depot project or have even seen them being used by others “in the wild.” Just tag them with #LetsDoThis on Instagram, Twitter or Flickr, and we’ll look for you! Or leave us a message in the comment section. And check more of our In the Wild photos.

And take a gander at our new, improved Home Depot Tumblr page for more fun photos and DIY ideas. 

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