Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How to Make a Solar Oven

The instructions given in this article are easy to find and are easy to follow.  A sun oven would come in handy if you have no electricity especially if you live in a warm climate. 

Check out:

OkSolarBox Oven!



Source: http://www.oksolar.com/samples/sunoven1.html
I plan to try using a solar oven in the summertime, but in the meantime I am going to assemble the materials.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

What to Do If you Haven't Prepared

I ran across the Granpappy blog and found this great post that was written a couple of years ago, but is still really timely and "hits the nail on the head."

See this article:

What to Do Right Now if the Hard TimesHave Begun and You are Not Prepared

You will find a lot of great tips on preparing and focusing on items you will need the most.  Check it out!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Try Making Your Own Laundry Detergent

Part of being prepared is learning skills to make your own necessities.  No one can be completely self sufficient, but it is a good idea to have ingredients at home that will allow you to make things yourself.

I started by making my own laundry detergent.  Honestly, I didn't think it would turn out well but it actually cleaned my clothes pretty well.  And it was super easy to make.

Check out this article for the recipe:

Experimenting with the Easiest Homemade Laundry Detergent


 Don't be afraid to try it out - you may be pleasantly surprised.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Do You Have a Get Home Bag

If an emergency happens while you are at work, do you have the things you may need to get yourself back to your family?

If you have not considered this possibility, read The Prepper Journal's article

Prepping 101 - Get Home Bag

The get home gag is not the same as a bug out bag.  The bug out bag is for a longer term scenario, when you need to evacuate your home, whether you are planning to come back or not.  The get home bag is for a short-term purpose, to get you home.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Can You Recharge Alkaline Batteries?

I didn't think it was possible, until I read this post from Preparedness Is Fundamental:

Recharging Alkaline Batteries

I have not tried it but it sure is interesting.  You'll need alkaline batteries that are not completely used up, a battery charger, preferably one that also tests battery life.  Note:  Always get rid of batteries that have already started leaking.

You can never have enough batteries for lighting and other uses in an emergency.  Being able to recharge a regular alkaline battery before it is completely discharged would be handy indeed.