Retained Heat Cooking: The Secret to Stretching Your Fuel Supplies

The power is out and you have no idea how long until it will be restored. How will you cook your food in an emergency with limited fuel? Retained heat cooking can help you stretch your stored fuels to outlast the crisis. All cooking methods have one thing in common: fuel is required. If you …

Surviving a Winter Power Outage – How to Stay Warm

A cozy warm home in the freezing winter temperatures is not only inviting, but can literally save your life. What would you do if your electricity and natural gas were to be suddenly disrupted in the dead of winter? We turned off our electricity in January so we could learn just how to survive a …

Best Alternative Heat Sources to Use During a Power Outage

A winter storm rages outside and the power suddenly flickers off. The temperature in your home is beginning to slowly decline and a chill is settling in the air. Are you prepared with backup heat sources until the power is restored? What are the best options for alternative heat sources during a power outage? Our …

Emergency Cooking: 12 Family Favorites

A wildfire is blazing just over the mountain from us and many citizens are under evacuation and pre-evacuation orders. A disaster threatening just around the corner motivated me to check our emergency preparations to make sure we are ready for any emergency. How will I cook without electricity or natural gas to power my appliances? …

8 Food Storage Enemies and How to Slay Them

Ready or not, disaster strikes and the food you have faithfully stored instantly becomes a lifeline to your survival. Terror strikes as you realize your grain is infested with insects or disease-ridden rodents making it no longer fit for human consumption. Don’t let this happen to you. Storing your food properly is critical to ensure …

Safe Indoor Emergency Cooking Solutions

A winter storm rages outside when suddenly you are surrounded by an eerily, silent darkness. After grabbing a flashlight you realize that in a few minutes your hungry family is going to want to eat. How are you going to cook dinner without electricity? Preparing to safely cook indoors may be easier than you might …