Sunday, March 23, 2014

Demonstration of Drop, Cover, and Hold On by LA County FD

Demonstration of Drop, Cover, and Hold On 

by Los Angeles County Fire Department Firefighters

Practice for the Great Utah Shakeout on April 17th at 10:15 am.

For more information, click the link below.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Candle Can--heat, light & cook stove

The Candle Can--heat, light & cook stove

Items needed to assemble The Candle Can:

  • One roll of one-ply toilet paper
  • One 16 oz. bottle of rubbing alchohol
  • One box matches
  • One penny
  • One quart size paint can with lid.
  • Glue & scotch tape

Assembly Instructions:

Take cardboard out of center of toilet paper, (optional)
Put the roll of toilet paper in the can. (It's a tight squeeze.)
Slowly pour the alcohol over the toilet paper.
Put the lid on the can and pound gently with a hammer to seal tight.
Glue/tape the box of matches on top of the can (with penny glued on top of matches.)
Scotch tape the paper instructions around the can.

To use:

Remove lid with penny and light. This stove will burn approximately 8 hours. Paper will not burn. When done, replace lid to extinguish flame. May be reused. Add more alcohol as needed to keep it ready for future use.

Great for snowmobiles, winter camps, trunk of car, or just as a storage item. Think of it as heat, light and cook-stove. (To use as cook-stove, couple with an empty #10 can that has plenty of large air holes punched around the sides of the can.)

Safety Warning:

The outside of the can will get hot after about 30 minutes of burning. The bottom of the can will not get hot until alcohol has burned down.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tips for Preparing Emergency First-Aid Kits

PREPAREDNESS-1.jpg"Emergency preparedness to many people means food and water, but there is a third important element in being prepared: first aid.

In some types of emergency, it is likely that there will be injuries or other medical needs that will need to be addressed. If you're not prepared, it may be difficult to help yourself and those around you.

That being said, first aid does not take the place of professional medical care. If medical care is available, seek it out rather than trying to help someone with injuries above your level of expertise.

It's a good idea to have a complete first-aid kit in your home and a more travel-friendly kit for your car."

Follow the link below to read the full article and posted tips on First-Aid kits, written by Valerie Steimle and posted at

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Great Powdered Milk Taste Test and Review

"Ever wanted to find a powdered milk that tastes good?  You’re not alone.  So just in case you don’t want
to go through the expense and hassle of trying out every kind of powdered milk you can find, read on."

Click on the link below to be directed to and see their results on the 'best tasting powdered milk'.

PS...My personal choice is Country Cream.  I prepare half a gallon powder and mix with half a gallon real stuff - in the original container of the real stuff.  My kids don't notice a difference as I work the tastes together!