Wood Burning Stoves

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 stove when you come …

Kerosene Heaters

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 your list assuming it will do what you think it will. …

Alcohol Stoves – Safe to Use Indoors or Outdoors

Have you ever wondered why there are many versions of homemade alcohol stoves online?  It is because alcohol is an inexpensive, easy-to-obtain and a relatively safe fuel. Commercial alcohol stoves are also widely available. Let’s explore a few of the alcohol stoves you may want to consider for camping, backpacking or indoor emergency cooking. Alcohol …

Solar Funnel Cooker

Originally designed by Professor Steven Jones this homemade cooker takes advantage of the sun to cook food and pasteurize water.

Solar Funnel Cooker

This unique design is adapted from Brigham Young University Professor Steven Jones’ solar funnel cooker. It is inexpensive to make and simple to use. The great advantage to this cooker is it uses the sun for energy. It works well for pasteurizing water and making simple meals. The lid on the black canning jar acts …

Paper Box Reflector Oven

This small homemade box oven is just big enough to bake a 9 x 13 casserole or cake. It is simple and inexpensive to make. It uses less charcoal than the apple box oven to achieve the same results. It is easier to bake in than the apple box design and it stores nicely. It bakes …