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Posted on 03/24/2012 7:59:33 PM PDT by Kartographer
Weekly Prepper's Ping. Time to share you buys, projects, and general information you like to share with fellow preppers.
What is the "Prelite" material you used to insulate?
I checked the original instructions at "Bear Ridge Ammo Can Rocket Stove" and Googled "Prelite" but didn't come up with an answer.
Nice job, Kartographer.
Does anyone know of a good place to buy food-grade plastic one gallon or 5 gallon containers for storing water?
Thanks in advance for any help.
We’ve purchased containers through this company and were very happy with their products.
They are out of Lima Ohio and are a Christian company.
Hope you find what you’re looking for!
As for our preps this week. We bought more peanut butter (can’t have enough!!) and some other items for our food stores. We bought large bags of shredded cheese and are drying them in our dehydrator in order to make powdered cheese. Taking a lot longer than we anticipated. Still tweaking our method. Had to add paper toweling to absorb some of the oil.
Nice! Even a little grill on top!
Darn ammo cans are getting hard to find. I went through a large gun show recently and not a single one out for sale. Couldn’t hardly give them away five years ago.
>> “We bought more peanut butter (cant have enough!!)” <<
Do you realize that peanut butter can go rancid very quickly?
It should be wrapped in foil, and stored in a basement, or in the crawlspace under your floor to keep it cool and away from light.
>>Im still wondering why they recommend putting the Zeer on the rooftop. Sure, itd be windier there but the suns heat would be horenous. Surely setting the Zeer in the shade would be better? Any thoughts?<<
Everything I’ve read says to put the zeer in a cool, dry area, preferably the shade. Of course, finding shade in the Sahara is a fool’s errand. And they are used there, so it must work.
Too Cool! It looks like it is built out of an old ammo box!
What kind of paint do they use on those ammo cans? Does it smoke or peel? If so, is it safe to breathe or to make contact with your food?
I purchased a couple of the Swiss Army Volcano stoves. I wasn’t very impressed. They’d billed it as “use anything to start and continue a fire. Will boil water in under 5 minutes.”
It took quite a bit of tinkering to get a fire started. I couldn’t get it started with leaves and small twigs (the draft burned the leaves out too fast to catch the twigs) and had to cheat and use newspaper.
Once I had it going, it still took between 10-15 minutes to boil a small pot of water.
That's a novel use for an ammo can. If you keep it in a dry place, it'll last forever though.
Do you use the smaller ammo’s cans or the larger ones?I will keep a look out for you..I might know some places..then we can barter..etc...saw a portable Ham radio for $100..looks like 2 meter is the place to be for us beginners..
Nice work there K.
Thank you! We do keep our stores in our fruit cellar in the basement, coolest spot in the house. It has solid cinderblock walls with no windows. Only shortcoming is the lack of a good sturdy door!
We stored up previously for Y2K and then hubby lost his job. That peanut butter got us through 2.5 years of unemployment.
Perlite is an amorphous volcanic glass that has a relatively high water content, typically formed by the hydration of obsidian. It occurs naturally and has the unusual property of greatly expanding when heated sufficiently. It is an industrial mineral and a commercial product useful for its light weight after processing.
You can find it in most garden departments. Almost seems like small pieces of foam like a cooler is made of.
It’s built out of a 20mm ammo can.
Read more here:
Boy, I don’t know. I’ve only seen one size so didn’t know there are others. I’ll measure it tomorrow and you can tell me if they’re large or small. So are you getting that Ham radio??
Shred ‘em and then use them in the rocket stove!
Thanks, ODC-GIRL! Much appreciated.
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