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The SilverFire Scout Biomass Stove is very Efficient

I recently received a new stove to test, this is the SilverFire Scout.  Now before I say too much about the stove I want to explain a bit about my background.  I have served in the fire service and for … Continue reading

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Three types of improvised outdoor wood-fired cook-stoves Part 3 of 3

Introduction  This is the third of a series of three discussions about three improvised wood-fired “rocket” cook stoves I have made for my own outdoor use. In all three types, the stove top is at a convenient elevation above floor/ground. … Continue reading

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Three types of improvised outdoor wood-fired cook-stoves Part 2 of 3

Introduction  This is the second of a series of three discussions about three improvised wood-fired “rocket” cook stoves I have made for my own outdoor use. In all three types, the stove top is at a convenient elevation above floor/ground. … Continue reading

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Three Types of Improvised Outdoor Wood-Fired Cook-Stoves, Part 1 of 3

The following is part one of a three part series on wood fire cook stoves that you can easily make and use at home.  This article is written by Hangtown Frank. Howard Introduction This is the first of a series … Continue reading

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12 Spices that You Want in Your Storage

My wife and I were discussing some problems she has had with the storage of some spice mixtures that she purchased from Costco.  She has been using their Lemon & pepper seasoning and the Montreal Steak season when she noticed … Continue reading

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Recipes Made with Civil War Army Rations

During the Civil War, the Union Army rations were not up to today’s standard.  However, the troops managed to get by on them, the rations consisted mainly of salt pork (often bacon) or beef, hardtack, beans or peas, desiccated vegetables, … Continue reading

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Homemade Dehydrated Potatoes

I have been seeing some great deals on Russet potatoes at the store, mainly at the discount stores.  A $1.99 for 10 pounds is a great price.  So I bought some bags and decide make dehydrated potatoes.  I will use them … Continue reading

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Using Butter Powder and Other Long Term Storage Foods

One thing that I have found is that many people are storing lots of long-term storage food and never trying them.  A good example is butter powder.  Everybody assumes that it will taste like normal butter.  Well the truth is … Continue reading

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Making Salmon Cakes

When we go to a seafood restaurant, I either order salmon, salmon cakes or crab cakes.  Now these items are so easy to make at home, but I hardly make the cakes, I do cook salmon since its very healthy … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints on Food Storage Cooking to Make your Food taste Better

Here are some helpful hints on food storage that may help some new preppers and hopefully some seasoned ones.  We need to learn how to make our food not only look good but it needs to be appetizing.  These are … Continue reading

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