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Posted on 03/24/2012 7:59:33 PM PDT by Kartographer
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Ok, I am a total Nooob when it comes to this, what is this for?
Sorry for being so ignorant as to have to ask..... :/
It’s a cook stove that burns just about anything (leaves, scraps of wood, twigs even dried grass) and works very efficiently on very little fuel:
I’m planning a ten day solo backpacking trip this summer and decided to buy a PowerFilm USB AA Solar Panel Charger from Amazon.com.
I received my “Pathfinder Hunting System” (read: slingbow) this week.
Kinda spendy, but I put together the DIY version and it never lived up to its potential.
It's an excellent use for an old ammo can.
General short and long term survival tips, self-sufficiency and preparedness. It’s like the discussion board on survivalblog.com or thesurvivalmom.com if they had discussion boards.
It’s an excellent use for an old ammo can.
I know this sounds weird but you would have had to know my beloved husband to understand. He died 2 years ago and I use a new ammo can for his urn. I know he would approve. No flowery vases for him.
We were given several boxes of 1200 calorie emergency food bars similar to these. http://www.amazon.com/Mainstay-Emergency-Food-Rations-Calorie/dp/B003SDZD80
They expired this month, but we’re storing them in a cool dark and dry place. I think they still have useful life ahead of them. They are vacuum foil packed. If nothing else, they could be used for barter.
Now THAT is an outstanding idea !!
They are the grill ,for setting the pot on
But I'll settle for an old beat up one with a seal that still works. ;)
Something I wanted to bring up in case some of you have forgotten to do this: shred any old no-longer-important or investment/money related documents you might have around the house.
You may know they’re no longer pertinent, but you shouldn’t leave them around as a magnet for thieves.
Waiting for my fire brick press from amazon. me n the kids are going to put all those stacked newspapers to work. free fuel.
Kind of grill to keep the pot/skillet from completely blocking the heat exhaust.
Kart, aren’t you the handy man! That’s cool!
Thanks to NTHockey, I’ve been researching the opposite end of cooking - keeping our foods cooled. The Zeer is basically two clay pots placed one inside the other with wet sand sandwiched between and the inner pot covered. The wet sand evaporates keeping the inner pot cool. It works in Africa so it should work here.
I then ran across another evaporation unit originating from Australia called a Coolgardie Safe that uses burlap (they call it hessian cloth) to draw water up and as the wind blows keeps the inside of your container cool.
The Zeer is very simple but there’s not much info out there on the Coolgardie Safe. I’m still wondering why they recommend putting the Zeer on the rooftop. Sure, it’d be windier there but the sun’s heat would be horenous. Surely setting the Zeer in the shade would be better? Any thoughts?
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