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A $5 Fake Brick Pizza Oven Hack. Vintage Portable Ovens: Log Cabin Cooking. Last weekend, girls were weilding axes at our log cabin next door.

Vintage Portable Ovens: Log Cabin Cooking

As in “handling a weapon or tool with skill and ease.” You must do that in order to cook on a wood cookstove, and that we did at our Ladies cookin’ on a wood cookstove class. Most of these gals had never chopped wood before, but you’d never know it. While one chopped, the rest of us cheered and before you know it, we had a big stack of cookstove-sized wood of various btu’s … red oak, white oak, and locust. After learning about how to chose, restore, and maintain a vintage stove, we made collards and chow-chow, cheese stuffed ember grilled peppers, corn pone with sorghum syrup and herb rolls baked in a vintage portable stove-top oven. That’s what I want to chat about. Good Housekeeping magazine published an article in 1922 called “Portable Ovens, their Pros and Cons“. Bottom line? My little Everhot will bake a cake over a campfire, an electric burner, and the wood cookstove. Related posts: DIY: Beer Can Into Camping Stove.

You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes.

DIY: Beer Can Into Camping Stove

They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a beverage can and then start the above video. This is an inexpensive way to be prepared in the event of a power outage as these stoves give off a lot of heat and have the ability to cook large meals. They also make great holiday gifts for friends and family. For more great repurposing ideas, check out Repurposing 24/7 Image: Vimeo camp stoveDIYRepurposing Related Posts.

Camping Hack: Beer Can Into Easy DIY Popcorn Popper. Most of us are used to just grabbing a bag and throwing it in the microwave when we want popcorn.

Camping Hack: Beer Can Into Easy DIY Popcorn Popper

It's easy, convenient, and requires little to no cleanup. How To Make A Survival Stove (Car Heater) With winter coming soon for many of us who live in the colder climates, getting stranded in your car can become a dangerous possibility.

How To Make A Survival Stove (Car Heater)

As a result, everyone’s emergency car kit should contain the ability to heat your car if you were stranded or holed up waiting the passage of a winter storm. Even if running your engine is an option, you may need to conserve fuel for the return trip. Also, carbon monoxide can build up inside a standing vehicle while the engine is running, even if the exhaust pipe is clear. In this article, I will be demonstrating how you can make your own survival heater for your car that is cheap, safe to use, and easy to construct. DIY Emergency Car Heater. Alternative Heating: Coffee Can Heater. Alternative Heating Methods: Coffee Can Heater Posted on October 14th, 2010 by Temporary One of the most requested topics from our “What’s Coming Up Next” post was to discuss some alternative methods of cooling and heating your home.

Alternative Heating: Coffee Can Heater

We have recommended in the “Car Kit” portion of our Emergency Preparedness Plan that you place a Coffee Can Heater in your car. How To Heat Your Room For 15 Cents A Day. This video shows us an ingenious way to heat a whole room for under 15 cents a day or possibly even cheaper if you find cheaper candles.

How To Heat Your Room For 15 Cents A Day

It’s simple, here’s what you need: Tealight candlesA metal bread panTwo terracotta pots, one smaller than the otherA lighter/matches to light the candles Image: Youtube DIYheatingvideo. How to Make a Candle Heater. Making The Stove & Water Heater. DIY Cheap 100 Hour Candles. I am always on the look-out for homemade counterparts to store bought preparations.

DIY Cheap 100 Hour Candles

These DIY ’100 hour candles’ definitely fit the bill. In less than 5 minutes you have an inexpensive, refillable ’100 hour candle’ that will light up your home in the darkest of times. And for you ladies – these homemade alternatives are far more aesthetically pleasing than the store bought versions. So let’s get started. Supplies The supplies you need are pretty straight forward. Just as a side note, it took me forever to find the liquid paraffin. DIY: (Unofficial) Boy Scout Candle Lantern. Undoubtedly, most of you have—at one time or another—heard the Boy Scout motto, "Be prepared!

DIY: (Unofficial) Boy Scout Candle Lantern

" Well, in my 13-year involvement with Scouting, I've found that a big part of being prepared is knowing how to "do more with less" (another phrase that is certainly familiar to MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers). And since I've put a good bit of MOTHER EARTH NEWS wisdom to use in my BSA program over the years, I'd like to help even things up by sharing a Scouting idea with readers.

It's a special adaptation of the old tin can candle lantern, and—though it's nothing fancy—it's darned handy to have around the old homestead when the electricity goes off . . . and it's a great addition for any low-budget camper or backpacker. Here's how to put together the no-cost little gadget: Now, start work by straightening out the coat hanger, snipping off both curly ends, and cutting the wire in half.

With that done, go back to your two sections of coat-hanger wire and bend each one in the middle to form a "U". Better Sterno Alternative.

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DIY Woodstove Heat Exchanger. Make A Mini S'mores Grill. S'mores from the microwave are convenient, but just don't offer that toasty goodness of the open flame.

Make A Mini S'mores Grill.

Instructable-r JWilson27 offers a step-by-step to create a mini, safe grill/firepit for inside s'moring.... Materials: (1) Cedar Plank (4) Bolts - 1/4 inch and 2 and 1/2 inches tall (4) Nuts - 1/4 inch (4) Optional washers for the bolts (1) 2.5oz Stainless Steel Condiment Cup (1) Box of cheap toothpick. DIY Outdoor Ovens, Stoves, Fire Pits: Cheap, Green, Easy.