7 Clever Uses for Cinder Blocks. #6 is Beyond Amazing for Survival!

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6. Build a Block Fire Pit Using Cinder Blocks

First you should check out the laws and regulations in your county regarding building fire pits. Sometimes you’ll need a permit and may also have to pay a relatively small fee for building it.

After you’ve found the “sweet spot”, all you’ll need are 24 fire-resistant cinder block caps, 2 bags of lava rock and a bag of mortar, with an estimated building cost of under $50.

After the break learn about a DIY project that will be beneficial for SHTF and in fact will help you grow some things you will need before and during a collapse. 

With a little bit of time and effort, you can come up with this solution and more which will help you develop your off the grid living space.

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  1. Justin Powell said:

    Where’s the cinder block rocket stove, should have been #1 on this list.

  2. David Strickland said:

    I didn’t want to be the$#%&!@*and say it, but those are concrete blocks, they haven’t made cinder blocks in years. And that bench is guaranteed to give you hemorrhoids, ask any construction worker, you don’t sit on those things lol. Unless you got a cardboard gasket

  3. Chris Brown said:

    Concrete blocks contain a hazardous chemical that can leech into your veggies…OK for flowers.

  4. Stephen Carter said:

    Let’s just clarify… number 6 and number 2 and any idea involving fire and cinder blocks is a horrible idea.