“FUEL THE FIRE” FEBRUARY

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We hope you have enjoyed our "Fuel the Fire" in February series. We have had fun learning about and sharing a lot of different fuel options you may consider adding to your Emergency Preparedness Plan. Enjoy the overview of the series below. If you aren't signed up already for our FREE CHECKLISTS, make sure you get on the list. You'll get a free checklist every 2 weeks to help you plan, buy, and use your Food Storage. This year we wanted to do something educational, but keep with the theme of Valentine's Day, so we are going to be celebrating Fuel the Fire February by discussing all the different fuels you may be using for your powerless cooking. The most common fuels people store for powerless cooking are: Wood Charcoal…
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InstaFire Overview

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Description: InstaFire is a great product to use as a fire starter or even as a stand-alone fuel. It can be stored inside in convenient buckets, it burns in any kind of weather, and will even burn wet wood. It is handy to use in any kind of portable stove or even just on the ground. Benefits: - Lights and burns in wind, rain, sleet or snow. - Burns wet firewood — at almost 1000°, and quickly dries out wet wood. - Compact and lightweight, easily fits and carries anywhere - Convenient storage, stores inside and outside, even near food - Great compliment to other fuels - Easy to extinguish and re-use Drawbacks: - Leaves more ash than other options - Hard to get a flame started in high wind…
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ReadyFuel Overview

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Description: ReadyFuel is a gel that can be used indoors or outdoors, and won’t freeze, evaporate, or melt. It’s very light and each packet contains a little metal sheet that can be turned into a holder for your pot. It’s a great little fuel for camping or small cooking needs like boiling water. Benefits: - Safe to use indoors - Stores inside and outside - Convenient storage - Includes a stand for use without a separate stove Drawbacks: - Not as cost effective as other options - Not easy to use for extended cook times (can't easily add more gel) Burn Time: One gel pack burns for approximately 20 minutes (boils 4 cups of water) 30 Day Supply: One box (120 packets) will boil 30 gallons of water ReadyFuel 120…
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“FUEL THE FIRE” February: Which Fuel Do I Use?

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In the past we've posted a few fun things about Valentine's Day such as "Jodi's Hot Date", our Valentine's Day Office Kit, or Grandma Lori's famous sugar cookies which could be decorated for the big day. This year we wanted to do something educational, but keep with the theme of Valentine's Day, so we are going to be celebrating Fuel the Fire February by discussing all the different fuels you may be using for your powerless cooking. The most common fuels people store for powerless cooking are: - Wood - Charcoal - Propane - Butane - Kerosene - Alcohol There are many considerations when you determine which fuels to store such as: storage limits, using indoors versus outdoors, storing indoors versus outdoors, what types of cooking appliances you can use,…
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Powerless Cooking Event – LIVE RECORDING

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We had so many readers ask if we could record our Powerless Cooking Event that we held earlier this month. We did a recording but weren't sure how the quality would work out. We've done a bit of editing and think that it is at least watchable and you can hear everyone, so we decided to post it, even though the quality isn't totally professional. We actually forgot to hit the record button so the beginning is a little funny because you miss half of the intro. Hope this is helpful if you have a spare hour to check it out. You can also download the FREE HANDOUTS we distributed at the class with tutorials on how to make your own inexpensive stoves and ovens. For more details on all…
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Insta Fire Price Increases COMING JUNE 1st

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A little over a year ago, we introduced you to a fantastic product called Insta Fire (See our video at the bottom of this post when the creators came and cooked us lunch using only InstaFire!) We've just gotten word that with their increased growth, and increase in production costs, their pricing will be changing next month. They currently have a 5 gallon product that we sell for the lowest price online WITH FREE SHIPPING at $59.95. After the price increase, they will only be offering a 4 gallon bucket (which is 1 gallon less) and will cost the SAME as the current 5 gallon (That's basically like a 20% price increase!). So if you've been wanting to get some fuel stored, we wanted to let you know about this,…
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JOIN US for a FREE Powerless Cooking Event

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Join us on May 10 for a FREE Powerless Cooking Event in Draper, UT We're excited to be hosting a free Powerless Cooking Event! The event will consist of 2 parts- instruction and booth time. The instruction portion of the event will last about 1 hour and include segments featuring various products, that will be taught by experts from the respective companies of each powerless cooking tool. Each segment will be long enough to give a good overview of the product and how it is helpful in a powerless emergency. Following the instruction portion, we will have booth time where you can ask detailed questions on the products you're interested in at individual booths. This will allow for you to learn as much as possible about multiple options, then delve…
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YOU’RE INVITED: POWERLESS COOKING ADVENTURES!

YOU’RE INVITED: POWERLESS COOKING ADVENTURES!

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It's hard to believe, but 3 years have passed since we started this blog. When we first started, the thought of powerless cooking paralyzed us. We felt so overwhelmed by gathering a food storage, we couldn't face figuring out how to cook the foods without power too! We decided we would break the process of actually building our storage down into BabySteps, and THEN deal with powerless cooking later. Well this year is the year we are really focusing on powerless cooking. If you've followed along, you know it's one of our goals for 2011. We KNOW from our 7 day challenge that trying these things out and practicing them is SO valuable. So this summer we're going to try cooking without power! We hope you'll join us in this…
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Introducing Insta-Fire (Emergency Cooking Fuel)

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In Monday's post, we talked about different options for storing fuel. Today we wanted to share with you a product we have recently found out about and are pretty excited about too! Insta-Fire is a safe, simple, and versatile new fire starting product. It has water-repellant properties, and a thirty year shelf life. Use it to light campfires, prepare charcoal briquettes, or as a safe and reliable fuel source for cooking or heating in emergency situations. In an emergency you will most likely need to boil water, cook your food and heat your shelter. This fuel can be used in a wide variety of cooking stoves, even ones you can make out of #10 cans! Proper ventilation is always necessary. To see why we are so excited about this product…
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