Thursday, May 24, 2012

Making Biltong in an Excalibur Food Dehydrator.mp4

Is Canned Food Safe for Food Storage?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pine Home Primitives: Dutch Oven Potatos

Pine Home: How to season cast iron cookware

Recycling Motor Oil

As fuel prices rise it becomes more important to find alternative fuels for our vehicles and equipment.  I hope to soon be cutting my diesel with used motor oil.  You don't want to just poor dirty motor oil into your tank unless you want to destroy your engine.  You must remove the water and filter it first.  I plan on doing this by heating the oil above 212 degrees Fahrenheit to evaporate the water out then running it through some filters.  I will run it first through a coffee filter to get the large particles out and then through this filter.
Thanks to Tim Glance of Old Grouch Military Surplus for the tips and a response to email.  He was interviewed on The Survival Podcast here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Instant Shelter

I have owned a goretex bivy for about a year now and I can tell you it can be a life saver. It is waterproof, lightweight, and sturdy. It will fit easily into a get home bag or hiking bag. Pick one up.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fuel Savers

Here's an interesting piece debunking "fuel savers."

Ham Radio Classes

Do you have getting a ham license on your back burner?  Have you tried reading books to help you learn without success?  Well, the ARRL gives organized classes to beginners.  So get back on it and check out:

Survival Fiction

I am personally a big fan of survival fiction.  Some of the best that I've read has been in forums online.  Here's a site that has a few stories submitted by users:

Pine Home Preparedness: Less Lethal Solution: The Pepper Blaster II

Fish Antibiotics in a Collapse by Dr Bones

How to Suture with Dr Bones