Apple Box Reflector Oven

This simple homemade box oven is constructed using the lid to an apple box and bakes using only 10-14 charcoals. It is an effective way to bake using charcoal. Charcoal is inexpensive and stores well indefinitely. The apple box oven is for outdoor use only! NEVER, NEVER, use charcoal indoors as it produces deadly carbon …

Apple Box Reflector Oven Instructions

An apple box reflector oven is an amazing inexpensive tool for emergency cooking. It is easy to make and bakes food using charcoal briquettes. The window is created by using an oven safe cooking bag. However, we do not recommend it. You are not able to visualize the food clearly through the window and it decreases the efficiency of the oven.

No Power Cooking

It’s five o’clock on a winter afternoon. Without notice you lose electricity to your home. How are you going to cook dinner for your family? A cold sandwich will work for one night, but what if it lasts days, weeks, or longer? Any type of crisis creates a significant amount of stress. If you have spent …

Controlling Odors During an Extended Crisis

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Our family loves to go camping. I don’t mind the dirt, cold, lack of hot water, or even the bugs. However, I absolutely hate the outhouse! The concept is okay, but the smell is nauseating. The campground uses chemicals and empties it periodically. It still stinks! We have to pack out all of our garbage …

Body Care and Disposal

In some disasters, especially in the aftermath of natural disasters, there may be bodies that require appropriate disposal. Every consideration should be given to the families and loved ones of the deceased. Bodies should be cared for with reverence and respect. Exposure to dead bodies does not usually present a serious health hazard. Whenever possible, …

Safe Drinking Water

Safe water is absolutely essential for survival. You can live several weeks without food, but only three days without water. Drinking contaminated water can result in serious illnesses such as dengue fever, gastroenteritis, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, and dysentery to name a few. We live in a country where safe drinking water is abundant. In the event …