14 Ways to Recycle Firewood Ash on Your Homestead

| 3/2/2020 11:15:00 AM

Last month we published a video with 7 ways to recycle your firewood ash. That video now has nearly 1/2 million views but more importantly over 1,200 really good comments and ideas for more ways to reuse ash. The comments included better ideas than we initially suggested! So we put together a new video with 14 ways to reuse your firewood ash. In the video, we put many of these ideas to the test and we have some laughs. The video is here and the outline is below.


1. Store some ash in a small container with a lid and put it in the trunk of you car. Great to help get tire traction when you are stuck in the snow.

2. As a homesteader we know about composting toilets. Instead of using saw dust to cover your (you know what) in your composting toilet or outhouse, use some ash. Not only will it cover up your mess it also helps to hide the odors.

3. Got greasy or oily or gasey hands after working on your homestead vehicles? Try some water and then ash to clean away the grease and cover the order.

4. Sprinkle some ash around the perimeter of your house to keep ants from coming into the house. (This one has 44 upvotes!)

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