Practical Skill-Set’s: How To Run Your Gas Furnace In Winter When The Power Goes Out

How To Run Your Gas Furnace In Winter When The Power Goes Out

 

Another handy piece of advice Phil came across over at Bustednuckles.

It’s shaping up to be another Cold Winter, Prepare your Home Now or Freeze Your Ass Off Later, your choice.

 

Self-Sufficiency DIY: Laundry Soap

Self-Sufficiency Sundays: Laundry Soap

 

My plan is (time permitting) to post a series of basic formulations and recipes for every day products you use around your home that work as well – or better – than the commercial ones you buy at your friendly big box store, and other tips towards moving towards a more holistic, self-sufficient life style – even if you live in an urban or suburban environment.

Why go to the bother of making your own laundry soap?  Well, there are several very good reasons for making the extra effort towards being more self-sufficient and weaning yourself from the mega-corporations.

You control the ingredients that go into homemade laundry soap. I had gotten lazy and stopped bothering to make my own, until one of my grandchildren had some pretty dramatic skin reactions to the “hypo-allergenic” laundry detergent from a well-known mega brand I had bought. Back to making my own! 

 

Practical Prepping: Winter is Coming: Surviving and Thriving

Winter is Coming: Surviving and Thriving

 

Really practical article on preparing for another COLD Winter.

Don’t be a Lazy Schmuck and Wait!

Begin to Prepare Now while there is Supply.

My Short-List:

  1. (2) Indoor Kerosene Heaters, Extra Wicks, Camp Lighters, 20 Gallons of Kerosene, (4) 5 Gallon Kerosene Blue Cans, Fuel Stabilizer.

  2. RV Anti-Freeze (for indoor toilets) Gas-Line Anti-Freeze (for vehicles) (2) Cans of De-Icer

  3. Window Insulation Shrink Kit (To Insulate all Windows)

  4. Minus -20F Sleeping Bags for all Family Members

  5. Have Thermal Underwear, Balaclavas, Heavy Insulated Jackets and Blankets for All Family members to Maintain body heat.

Wood Gas Power Generation

Wood Gas Power Generation

 

When I was a kid in the late 70’s, early 80’s, I remember a good friend of my dad’s had an old 72′ Chevy truck that was converted to run off Wood-Gas.

Later on he built a Wood-Gas Generator that could run his entire house.

When Hurricane Ike Hit in 2006 he was one of the few people in his area living in relative comfort while everybody else was doing the Mad Max scramble for gas.

The FEMA Manual is definitely a worthwhile Download.

Prepare Accordingly.

 

 

DTG’s 2021 Updated 10 Week (If You’re Lucky) Plan to Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario

H/T WRSA 

 

DTG’s 2021 Updated 10 Week (If You’re Lucky) Plan to Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario

 

This is an excellent Get Your Shit Together and Your Head out of Your Ass article!

To reiterate the most important point:

TIME is of the essence and everything mentioned is going to be harder to obtain and more expensive as time goes by, so ACT NOW!

Gathering weapons and supplies is very important but even more important is HAVING A PLAN and TRAINING!

Here are a few articles in my File Cabinet that might help you:

 

  1. The 5 Gun Theory (In Choosing Firearms)

  2. Is your Blow Out Kit Stocked and Ready? (Medical/Field Trauma)

  3. Outfitting your GO-RIG (Fighting Rig)

 

Stop wasting TIME and start PREPARING!