Category Archives: fuels

Backpacking Stoves that are Good for Your Bug Out Bag

Spring and summer are just around the corner and many of us will do some camping.  This is a great time to try out some of the equipment that we have been accumulating. This last few summers I have been … Continue reading

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BYU’s Storage Fuel Comparison Chart

Today I was on the Brigham Young University Website doing some research on the shelf life of various products and I came across the following chart.  It is a storage fuel comparison that shows the shelf life of different fuels, … Continue reading

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How to tell if your propane tank is full

I have a number of five-gallon propane tanks and it seems like I can never keep straight which ones are full and which are empty.  Now you can tell a completely full one from a completely empty propane tank just … Continue reading

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Cutting Firewood Without Power Tools

The grid is down and you are out of fuel for your chainsaw and it is time for cutting firewood.  Hopefully you have stocked a few simple hand tools that will make your life a lot easier. Anyway you look … Continue reading

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Why You Need to have a Shammy in Your Preps and Car Kits

Chamois leather commonly known as a “Shammy” is a type of porous leather that has almost no abrasive properties, and can be used as a absorbent drying material for almost any surface. Now I am talking about a real shammy made of … Continue reading

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How to Turn Off Large Propane Tanks

Here you can see the dome that covers the shutoff valve on a propane tank. In case of a disaster, you should understand the dangers posed by your propane tanks and how to turn them off.  Now this article is … Continue reading

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Propane-Powered Generators, are They the Best Choice?

Recently I was asked the following question by someone who wants to install a 5000-watt generator to run their home in case of a power failure.  What is the best choice for fuel, propane, gasoline or diesel? They are leaning … Continue reading

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Fourteen Uses for a 55-Gallon Barrel

I like things that can be used for multiply purposes and a 55-gallon barrel is a good example.  Both plastic and metal ones have their uses, some of which overlap.  Now these are by no means all the possible uses, I am … Continue reading

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An Example of Using Old Gasoline

Sometimes the mistakes of others create situations from which we can all learn.  A friend of mine who is in the process of moving out of state had two fifty five gallon barrels of old gasoline that he had never … Continue reading

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Propane Storage for Preppers and Its Advantages.

Propane is a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining; it is commonly used as a fuel for engines, barbecues, portable stoves, residential heating and can be used for lighting.  I consider propane the best fuel to store in bulk.  It is the safest, easiest to store … Continue reading

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