Preparing for emergencies can be a bit daunting. Not knowing when disaster will strike makes keeping emergency supplies fresh and viable a challenge. As you plan and begin to store fuel it is important to understand which fuels have the longest shelf life. Whenever... read more
A severe arctic blast is threatening much of the eastern parts of the United States bringing with it record lows and bitterly cold winds. We thought now might be a good time to remind our friends of the best ways to prepare to hunker down in your homes until the storm... read more
Today a very dangerous arctic blast is threatening much of the eastern parts of the United States. It is accompanied by record lows and bitterly cold wind chills. The reports of hazardous weather impacting our friends have prompted us to prepare a helpful list for... read more
In December 2018, The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), released a report entitled Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage, How to Strengthen the Capabilities of the Nation. The government recognizes that the power grid is a prime target for... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Are a variety of gloves on your list of basic preps? They should be. No one glove can provide the protection you need for every task. Have you ever had a small paper cut on a finger that was really painful? Even small cuts and scrapes can become life-threatening if... read more
Wood is a great option for everyday heating as well emergency situations. It is one of the least expensive ways to heat your home and one of the safest storage fuels. A warm fire can create a welcome atmosphere in a home. There is nothing like standing by the hot wood... read more
Inexpensive kerosene heaters are commonly purchased for emergency preparedness and tucked away in a garage still new in the box. Owners are unfamiliar with proper usage and fuel characteristics. It is easy in such a busy world to purchase a product and check it off... read more
Have you ever wondered how you are going to stay warm and cook your food if the power goes out? A terracotta pot heater/cooker is an inexpensive homemade device which can double as a heater and stove. Through a bit of trial, error and good science, we have designed an... read more
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