SurvivalAmmo Can StoveBoricuapreppersMarch 19, 2017BushcraftIn a survival situation and where we are forced to be out of our house for a few days, maybe weeks or even months, it is of utmost importance to complete several survival steps and among them is to have fire and where to cook. On several occasions I have talked about the importance of this topic and today I want to share a video of how to build a portable stove from a (military grade) metal ammo box. In the Prepper community, we see so many ways to build a fire for cooking and many different styles of portable stoves. Personally, I find that the vast majority of articles and tips from other Preppers, always have in them some kind of good information to learn from, and usable tips too. However, there are certain factors that I take into consideration to decide which stove is very good, which stove is “an ok” one and which stove is a “really bad” option. An open fire is always good and useful, but you have to build it away from the shelter or tent area because it would present an imminent danger and with a little or no supervision, your shelter could end up burned down. If not build it properly, it will fill your shelter with smoke and that can also affect your health. An open fire can easily go off in a sudden rain. A small gas or alcohol stoves are a good DIY “last minute and no other option” stove, but you cannot depend on them to cook. You can just heat a can of food or a little portion of water and not for more than one person and also you cannot control the heat intensity, therefore, it does not produce enough heat to warm the body in a cold night. Very unstable on the ground for being so light and small. A quick turning over and you can have a sudden fire inside your shelter. Very Dangerous. Camping or backpack stoves, made with the Preppers and Backpackers in mind. They are very good and efficient but they can be expensive. Unfortunately many of them do not have the ability to provide heat for inside the shelter. Also, once you burn all the fuel …that’s it dude!! It’s over and done. The ammo can stove I liked this video very much and I find it to be a good family project for a Saturday, or to build it with other Preppers or alone. It is a very handy stove, not too small but easy to load, with a simple construction and cheap. It uses wood or other organic fuel material and for that reason you can increase the heat quickly producing enough heat to spend the coldest nights. Since it’s made out of a metal ammo box (military grade), you have a stove with you for many years to come. The chimney system (can be replaced with empty beans cans) is an excellent idea to distribute the smoke outside the tent or shelter. The stove is very safe to have inside the tent or shelter, but always be on alert and be mindful of the risks of a fire. Large enough to have two small cooking containers, or one large pot or skillet with proper adaptations. What do you need? 50 Cal (military grade) Ammo Box Wood Stove Replacement Gasket (1/2″) Everything else are some power tools and basic home hand tools. Always Prepared – Preparados Siempre Boricua Preppers - Preparados Siempre I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information ) Únase a los más de 5,000 seguidores de Boricua Preppers.SU CORREO ELECTRONICO NO SERA COMPARTIDO NI VENDIDO A NADIE.... Read more...Drinkable SeawaterBoricuapreppersMarch 19, 2017BushcraftThe human being can be without food for several weeks during critical conditions, like a disaster, however, scientifically speaking, the body cannot live without water for more than three days. In a catastrophic situation, our priorities must be focused on our survival. Objective number one should be, where can we get our supplies of drinking water? It is very important to distinguish that it is not to get just water, but it has to be drinkable, in other words, that is safe for our consumption. Otherwise, the price to pay for consuming any kind of water can be very painful and even deadly. I have mentioned in several other articles, that boiling water is the most efficient way of purifying water for our consumption. Boiling water for one minute is enough to eliminate 99.9% of viruses, pathogens, bacteria and parasites. Now, what happens if the only water that we can find is seawater? Drinking sea water is a bad (but bad) idea. The salinity in sea water is higher than what our kidneys can dissolved thru urine and this will cause our body to accelerate the process of dehydration and the kidneys would go into shock so fast that death will be eminent. So it is extremely important to know how to desalinate sea water in case one day you need drinking water and the only available water is sea water. This topic is very important for those living in coastal areas. Boiling water is the most efficient way of purifying water for our consumption. Boiling water for one minute is enough to eliminate 99.9% of viruses, pathogens, bacteria and parasites. For the desalination process, it is required to boil the seawater, collect the steam, cool the steam and then collect the “100%” pure water drops. The boiling water container should be at least 1qt of gallon. It should be made of metal and should not contain any trace of toxic chemicals. It should be wide-mouthed and have a lid that seals tightly. It must have a serpentine to collect the steam made from boiling the seawater. As the steam travels down thru the serpentine it cools down the collected steam and converts it from vapor to liquid. The best material to use for the serpentine is copper, because it allows a rapid temperature change, however, other materials can be used. A container for picking up the distilled water and must be sterilized or at least very cleaned. Boricua Preppers recommends having a homemade water distiller, such as the one supplied in the video and made in advance. It needs to be small and portable so it can be used in just minutes if needed. Remember that it will be a very slow process and so it is advisable to do it at night and let it work all night long, so when you wake up in the morning, you will have some “pure” fresh water to quench your thirst. As usual, we never know what tomorrow’s may bring, but having this knowledge and having a small seawater distiller can save our lives and our loved ones. Always Prepared – Preparados Siempre Boricua Preppers - Preparados Siempre I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information ) Únase a los más de 5,000 seguidores de Boricua Preppers.SU CORREO ELECTRONICO NO SERA COMPARTIDO NI VENDIDO A NADIE.... Read more... 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