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Inexpensive DIY Tin Can Lighting and Cooking

by suburban February 4, 2014 Cooking
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As a life prepper and survival expert in the high desert there are certain things that I center on when it comes to my families safety, comfort and survival. The concentration for todays article is on DIY light. Contrary to popular myth the high desert of Arizona and New Mexico does not always have a […]

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Apartment Prepping for Fall and Winter

by suburban September 1, 2010 Bug In
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Well, the end of August is coming, and the weather is starting to change a bit; evenings are getting cooler, and days are starting to get a bit shorter.  This to me is a clear sign of a few things.  One, some of my Bug Out Bag contents need to be rotated out soon with […]

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DIY – Make an Altoid Tin Stove for Your Bug Out Bag

by suburban August 17, 2010 Bug In
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Instructables .com has instructions on how to build an Altoids Tin Stove that you can throw in your car, bug out bag, etc…  I am probably going to build one of these to drop in my Get Home Bag in my car, because I already have a hiking stove in my Bug Out Bag.

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DIY – Alternative Method of Baking / Cooking – The Cardboard Box Oven

by suburban July 30, 2010 Cooking
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I am always looking for alternative methods of cooking if the grid goes down, the gas stops flowing to my stove, or the SHTF in general.  I came across this cardboard box oven post and thought I would share it. Here is the post: http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-make-cardboard-box-oven.html

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DIY – Make a Simple Cardboard Box Solar Oven

by suburban July 13, 2010 Cooking
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The sun is arguably one of the humanity’s most important tool for survival. It gives off practically unlimited amounts of light that is used by plants to generate energy and animals for heat. It can be used to generate electricity with solar panels, hot water with solar hot water heaters, and many other uses. Even though […]

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DIY – Build a Barrel Smoker for your Bug Out Location

by suburban July 8, 2010 DIY
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Hopefully by the end of this you will be able to build your own BBQ smoker out of some barrels.  I believe this smoker is called an offset drum smoker.  With it you can smoke meats and foods.  It uses charcoal and fruit wood as fuel/smoke. How to build a barrel smoker – More DIY […]

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Three Videos on Freezer Bag Cooking for Camping or Hiking

by suburban July 5, 2010 Cooking
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Simple, Easy & Fast Trail Food Last Minute Trail Food: Pizza Ramen Trail Food Made Simple: Bean & Rice Burritos

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Cool Portable Mailbox Wood Stove

by suburban June 15, 2010 Cooking
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So I caught this on this guy’s blog today, and had to share.  It is great thinking in a situation where the SHTF and you would have to improvise.  This is something you can build, and modify for cooking or heat if you need to.  I am going to build one shortly and test it myself: This […]

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Car preparedness 2.1, make a survival heater for your car in an emergency.

by suburban May 11, 2010 Fire
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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xisVbmV48ug Here is a separate PDF I found online illustrating how to build a survival heater for your car.

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