In today’s Shepherd School episode, David interviews Bill Harrison of Hardened Power Systems. Bill has created a variety of portable power units that allow the prepper to store, transport, and use electrical power during austere times.
In this episode Bill and I talk about power – how to use it, how to make it, and some things that may be counter-intuitive, but make good sense.
This is a quick tip that makes grilling so much easier. Of course if I was cooking commercially, or for people that were very litigious I would use a cooking thermometer and poke holes all in the meat – as it is much more accurate.
For the rest of us, this tip works very well.
I thought about this post a lot before I decided on posting this. In the end, I decided that to keep potentially useful information from responsible individuals because some idiot may decide against common sense would not protect the idiot from finding some way to remove themselves from the gene pool, but would punish everyone else. Knowledge is not useful unless it is shared, so please read the entire post and fully understand what I am saying before you use the information. (more…)
I used to just dump copious amounts of lighter fluid on my charcoal and keep spraying it on until everything caught fire – that was both dangerous and wasteful – which is not sustainable. Since it is getting into grilling season I was looking at buying a chimney starter, but since a chimney starter is just a metal cylinder with a charcoal grate mounted inside. I figured I could easily make one out of a bean can that I just happened to have in my hand at the time.