I recently attended a local preparedness expo. There were the expected solar generators, dehydrated food storage, and water storage businesses represented there and it was rather ho-hum until we saw a neat bucket-sized stove.
The guy who created this stove did it for people in developing countries who need safe, fuel efficient ways to cook food. This little stove gets maximum cook time from minimal fuel. It burns any solid biomass, eliminating the need for wasteful charcoal. It’s a great addition to earthquake/disaster preparedness arrangements. Yes, we bought one. I think Mr. Hot Stuff is looking forward to breaking it in when he returns from Big Red.
I also found out about this other organization called Project Appleseed. I am SO EXCITED! Project Appleseed is run by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association and teaches Revolutionary War history along with a rifle marksmanship course.
In order for us to do this, we had to buy another Ruger 10-22. That was an interesting (code for long) experience. I will never complain about the long wait at the DMV again. Good Grief. Also, I don’t think Walmart is the best place to go for guns. 80% of the slowness was a result of their own procedures and lack of knowledge (the manager who really knew the ropes was on vacation for a week). If I buy another gun, I’m going to a gun shop, thankyouverymuch.
Now I’m just hoping that the cold I’ve got is all gone by the weekend of the new adventure and that the weather is nice. They move forward rain or shine, but I’d really prefer shine. 🙂 I’ll let you know how it goes.
So now that I’ve triggered all the website censors in China, and probably been flagged by the Feds in the U.S., I think I’ll go have lunch!
winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂
(Isn’t that a great tag-line for a vegetarian? LOL)