Jerri Mcmahon Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:29:45
There is in fact no reason that you could not create a mini version of these boxes for your own emergency use. You should have no problems supplying many of the items included in it that would benefit you and your family. Most are easily supplied resources found at your local Wal-Mart store or a nearby Harbor Freight location. Let's be realistic here, you wouldn't need an expensive 10 man arctic tent in your kit, so some variations are certainly in order. Perhaps a $100 - 6 person type family tent along with a heavy duty ground tarp would fit the bill nicely.
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One plastic 50 gallon barrel. I located three on Craigslist and paid $24 for all three, so $8. Four three inch rigid-caster wheels. Harbor Freight has them for $3 each, so $12 for these. Treated wood, although I used 2X6's, treated deck wood would work just as well,$20. Paint for the barrel, $4.25. Paint for the platform,$7.50. Lag bolts and washers to mount the rigid casters $4.80. Two 2" PVC vent pipes cut from a ten foot length of pipe, $5. Four NIBCO 1 1/2 In. PVC DWV Trap Adapter Spigot x Slip Joints,$8. Window hardware: 8"continuous hinge and three cabinet latches, $9. The total is $78.55. Of course any of these materials you happen to have on hand will decrease your cost:
Retail Stores - Harbor Freight did not forget its roots. The company started by selling damaged freight goods and so the owners decided to open a retail store and see if turns out to be a success. Fortunately, it was. The whole purpose of the retail store is to sell salvaged products and returned items at a much cheaper price. It was a huge success and the company opened several branches all over the country.
I almost purchased a rolling computer desk from Office Depot but then decided it was a little short for my uses. I'm a tall guy and generally paint standing up so I wanted something that stood around waist high. My only other requirements were that I could put a glass palette on top and have some shelves for paint, brushes, and solvents, and that the shelves are pretty durable.
I finally decided on these metal shelves from Target. The brand is Room Essentials and they come in different widths and numbers of shelves and are also available in black. I purchased the wide three self system in chrome. I also added the industrial 4 inch casters. The shelves require no tools to assemble and the casters screw directly in to the bottom of the legs. Each shelf is rated to hold more than 300 pounds. I also bought a roll of shelf lining for the bottom two shelves. The shelves are modular so I can add additional units later if I want. Target has all of this together in one location in the store so it was a one stop shopping kind of thing. The total cost for the shelves and liner was right at $60.