Editor’s Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018 A good wool blanket is hard to beat in an emergency situation. They are also very nice to have … Read More
Interested in Survival Gear?
Welcome to our guide to the best survival gear planning and reviews. With so much to choose from out there it can be hard to decide just what you need to make it through those hard times. From finding the best multi tool to putting together your bug out bag, you will find what you need to get started and expand your preps right here!
Don’t forget to read up what clothing and footwear you need to consider to get through in your unique climate and be sure to brush up on the current offerings of personal water filters out there that can provide thousands of gallons of lifesaving water for you and your family.
Tools & Weapons
Having the right tools and also being prepared to defend yourself and your family are important. From the best multi tool to picking out a non lethal weapon, you will find something to suit your situation in these posts.
Fire & Cooking
Not everyone is used to cooking very often or even having to get a fire going. Our guide to rocket stoves and our post on firestarters is a good way to get started.
Clothing & Footwear
Just because clothing and footwear is plentiful now doesn’t mean it will be in a long emergency. Having the right clothing for your climate and for different seasons is crucial regardless if you are planning on staying in place or bugging out.
General & Misc
A lightweight and portable filter is something everyone should have. Our guides can help you find the right ones.
Bug Out & EDC Bags
Creating a bug out bag is one of the first things a lot of preppers do. There are a lot of pre put together options you can buy to get started and then add on to or you can budget a little at a time and build your own custom bag.
We can also show you how to put together an every day carry bag that can help out if you find yourself in a situation on your commute, at work, or running errands.
Gas Masks & Biological Defense
Do you have a gas mask? If not you should consider having at least a breathing mask for protection against airborne pathogens and biological weapons. Our guide to the best gas masks offers a lot of approachable options.
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I love my cast iron skillet. Even though I have had it for less than a year, it is the most used piece of cookware in my home. Perhaps it is nostalgia for what I perceive to be the good old days – think Pa and the boys cooking up some chow on Bonanza – or simply a longing to, in some small way, shun our spit-shined, high tech society.
Whatever the case, I am now really “in” to cast iron.
If you were lucky enough to get some cast iron cookware from Santa, you probably have some anxiety about using it. And even if your are a cast iron diva – well experienced in its glories – you may have some questions about it’s use and care for the long term. Today I offer some suggestions that will guarantee your cooking adventures with cast iron succeed.
1. Seasoning is your friend.
Cast iron needs to be seasoned in order to acquire non-stick capabilities. An unseasoned piece is a disaster waiting to happen. You food will taste like, well, rusty iron. Food will stick like crazy. And clean-up? Forget it.
These days, if you are starting new, you can purchase a pre-seasoned pan. That is what I did. Lodge as well as other manufacturers sell pre-seasoned pans for just a few dollars more than the unseasoned kind. But not to worry if you acquired an old rusted out or unseasoned pan from a friend, relative or thrift store, You can find my instructions for seasoning a cast iron pan from scratch in the tip area below.
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