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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Amazing Amazon Deal

Kidde KN-COEG-3 Nighthawk Plug-In Carbon Monoxide and Explosive Gas Alarm with Battery Backup


  • Two alarms in one detects carbon monoxide and explosive gas
  • Three convenient mounting options
  • Digital display and peak level button displays the peak CO level recorded by the alarm since it was last reset
  • Battery backup 9 volt battery included
  • Kidde’s carbon monoxide alarms meet the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent facility that tests products for compliance with widely-accepted safety standards
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    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Propane - The Prepper Fuel Of Choice

    Propane has no apreciable shelf life.  This is the one fact that makes it so attractive to preppers.  Unlike other petrolium based fuels, no additives are needed ane one does not have to ever concern themselves with rotation.  Combine this with the vast choice of propane fueled appliances and we quickly see why the prepper community has embraced this source of energy.


    Already available in todays society, we an see uses for propane ranging from small camping appliances such as lanterns, heaters, and cookstoves all the way up to delivery trucks and fork lifts in the industrial setting.  In travel trailers, propane is used for cooking on (almost) full sized stoves with ovens, central heating. water heating, and refrigeration.  Many off grid applications use propane appliances in the same way.


    Contrary to popular belief, propane does not produce carbon monoxide when burned.  It does however consume oxygen, so its use in closed confined areas should be avoided.  There are but a few concernes about propane safety.  Propane should not be stored indoors.  Like all my fuels, I store propane tanks in a shed set away from the house and other out buildings.  That's not to say that it is completely unsafe to have propane in the home.  Tanks that are being used and connected to appliances are fine.


    The biggest issue with propane is leaks.  While propane is scented, leaks can be a dangerous thing.  When the right mix of propane and oxygen exists, there can be an explosion caused by the tinyest of spark.  There are many carbon monoxide detectors on the market that also detect for gases such as propane or natural gas.  If you have one of these detectors and it goes off or you suspect a propane leak, DO NOT CAUSE A SPARK OF ANY KIND!  Avoid turning on or of any light switches, do not use the telephone or operate your cell phone and do not use a flashlight.  The only light source considered safe to use durring a suspected gas leak is a cyalume stick.


    A little care must be taken to keep your propane tanks as safe as possible.  Rusty or dark colored tanks reflect the suns heat less, whick can lead to overpressue and open the safety valve.  Keep tanks painted light colors and have rusty or pitted tanks inspected or replaced.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Amazing Amazon Deal

    Cyalume Snaplight Industrial Grade Light Sticks 

    Green, 6-Inch  

    Pack of 10


    • SnapLight industrial grade green light stick for providing illumination for up to 12 hours
    • Measures 6" long and provides 360 degrees of illumination
    • Hook and gate top for hanging or attaching the light
    • Chemiluminescent substance is non-toxic and plastic body is phthalate free for safety
    • Five-year shelf life from date of manufacture for a maintenance-free alternative to other lighting
    • SnapLight industrial grade green light stick for providing illumination for up to 12 hours
    • Measures 6-Inch long and provides 360 degrees of illumination
      • Hook and gate top for hanging or attaching the light
      • Chemiluminescent substance is non-toxic and plastic body is phthalate free for safety
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    Monday, April 16, 2018

    Movie Monday

    Frontier House Episode 6

    Frontier House is a historical reality television series that originally aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States from April 29 to May 3, 2002. The series followed three family groups that agreed to live as homesteaders did in the state of Montana on the American frontier in 1883. Each family was expected to establish a homestead and complete the tasks necessary to prepare for the harsh Montana winter. At the end of the series, each family was judged by a panel of experts and historians on their likelihood of survival for each group.

























     These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    Movie Monday - Episode 5

    Frontier House Episode 5

    Frontier House is a historical reality television series that originally aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States from April 29 to May 3, 2002. The series followed three family groups that agreed to live as homesteaders did in the state of Montana on the American frontier in 1883. Each family was expected to establish a homestead and complete the tasks necessary to prepare for the harsh Montana winter. At the end of the series, each family was judged by a panel of experts and historians on their likelihood of survival for each group.
























     These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

    Friday, April 6, 2018

    Friday Book Recomendation

    Putting Food By: Fifth Edition





    “The bible of home canning, preserving, freezing, and drying.”—The New York Times
     
    For decades, Putting Food By has been the one-stop source for everything the home cook needs to know about preserving foods—from fruits and vegetables to meat and seafood. Now, this classic is fully up-to-date with the twenty-first-century kitchen. Whether you’re preserving to save money or to capture the taste of local, seasonal food at its peak, Putting Food By shares step-by-step directions to help you do it safely and deliciously.
     
    This fifth edition of Putting Food By includes:
     
    ·         Instructions for canning, freezing, salting, smoking, drying, and root cellaring
    ·         Mouthwatering recipes for pickles, relishes, jams, and jellies
    ·         Information on preserving with less sugar and salt
    ·         Tips on equipment, ingredients, health and safety issues, and resources
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    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Amazing Amazon Deal

    Gerber Dime Multi-Tool



    • Sturdy stainless steel construction
    • Gerber Dime Multi-Tool, Black [30-000469]
    • Sturdy stainless steel construction
    • Convenient, easily accessible butterfly opening
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    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    The Versetile And Essential Multitool

    The multitool is hands down the most used item in my EDC kit.  This one item gets more use on a day to day basis than any other item I carry on my person.  These multi purpose pocket knives have come a long way since the days of the popular swiss army knife.