Category Archives: fuels

What Type of Diesel Fuels Can You Run in Your Diesel Engines?

There are three types of fuel that we will discuss for the purposes of this article.  They are on road diesel, off road diesel and home heating oil.  First, I will define what I am including in each category.

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Pressure Cookers can Save Preppers Time and Fuel

For years, my wife has used a pressure cooker for many things, including canning.  They are efficient and cook your food quickly.  In any disaster situation, fuel is in short supply.  If you are cooking over an open fire, you …

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Converting a Coleman Stove to Use 5 Gallon Tanks of Propane.

If you have a Coleman stove that works on the small propane canisters, you can readily adapt it to work off a five- gallon propane tank.  This lets you run your stove almost 20 times longer without refueling.  It takes …

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The Correct Fitting for 4-40 Pound Propane Tanks

While I was arranging for hoses for my tri fuel generators, I ran across what could be a problem for some people.  As many of you know as of April 1, 2002, federal law mandated all portable vertical propane tanks …

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Tri Fuel Generator Conversions

Yesterday I spent about an hour and half converting a Honda Eu2000 generator to tri fuel (runs on natural gas, propane or gasoline).  A while back, I had ordered a conversion kit from Central Maine Diesel.  The kits cost about …

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More on Rocket Stoves, DIY

A year or so ago one of my sons and I made a rocket stove out of a five gallon kerosene can and a some approximately three inch diameter steel pipe.  With a cutting torch and a welder, it only …

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The Trangia Alcohol Stove

Here is an article from C.E. Harris on alcohol stoves.

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Another viable option is the military surplus Trangia burner which is made in Sweden and also used by several NATO militaries. I have used one for over 25 years …

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Kerosene Lamps and a Little on the Petromax Lantern.

My wife has been digging out all of our kerosene lamps and checking them out.  We have some that we have picked up at garage sales that needed cleaning and new wicks.  In the past, we both have been subjected …

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Alcohol Stoves

I spent the morning playing with a couple of alcohol stoves.  They are the Esbit Alcohol Burner and the Swedish Army Trangia Stove.  Both burn denatured alcohol or methanol.  Denatured Alcohol is easy to find and cheaper to use …

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Kerosene Cooking Stoves

Kerosene stoves are commonly used in many third world African and Asian countries.  The brand that I have is the Butterfly stove from Malaysia.  It is inexpensive, reliable, and readily available.  A company that I have dealt with and found …

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