Storing Wood or Coal: Storing Fuel, Part 4

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We’ve been discussing fuel storage for quite some time now.  We’ve looked at storing gasoline, propane, kerosene, white gas, and butane.  Today we’re going consider wood and coal as emergency fuels! Wood and coal are still a pretty common way to store fuel.  If you have campfires or barbecue much, you may use them pretty… Read more »

Kerosene, White Gas, and Butane: Storing Fuel, Part 3

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Today we will talk about a few other types of fuel that you may think about storing: kerosene, “white gas”, and butane. Kerosene Although kerosene has become less common in the United States, it is still commonly used in Japan and in developing nations.  The Amish use kerosene for their lighting at night.  In addition… Read more »

Protecting Your Preparations Part 7: Other People

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So far, we have looked at a few ways to reduce our need to defend our preparations (by hiding them, keeping quiet about them, or planning to share) and we’ve looked at a few passive ways to defend our preparations (with big dogs, or by securing your home).  Today, we’re going to consider one final… Read more »

How to Turn Off Your Gas

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IMPORTANT: It’s very simple to turn off your gas, but the gas company must come out to turn it back on, so don’t actually turn your gas off unless it is an emergency! In order to turn your gas off, use a wrench, a pair of pliers, or a gas shut off tool to rotate… Read more »

How to Preserve Eggs

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Eggs are a great source of protein.  It’s a food that is easy, cheap, nutritious, and delicious to eat.  The best eggs to preserve are fresh eggs, eggs that have never been refrigerated prior to you purchasing them.  You can buy these at the local farmer’s market, farm stand, or farm.  These are the freshest… Read more »

Water Needs: The basics

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The most important aspect about emergency preparedness is water. During an emergency, you may lose the water supply to your house by having it cut off or become contaminated. Having a water supply is probably the most important part of your preparations.  DON’T PROCRASTINATE this important item. Many different diseases such as dysentery, diarrhea, hepatitis,… Read more »

Protecting Your Preparations Part 6: Secure Your Home

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We’ve looked at several ways that you can protect your preparations: you can hide them (or at least keep quiet about them), you can plan to share your preparations, or you can defend them.  Last time we started talking about passive defense options (big dogs), and we’ll be discussing a couple more of those before… Read more »