Emergency Kits/Being Prepared
50 Things to Disappear During an Emergency There are lots of lists floating around the web citing the top items that will disappear following a disaster or emergency. This one is especially useful because it is broken down into categories.
Earthquake Preparedness Infographic
18 Power’s Out Sanity Saving Activities For Children (And Their Parents)
Power's out? Here are 18 great activities for children (and adults) that will keep them busy and happy requiring no electricity!
Very thorough info on growing a wide variety herbs
Cooking a multi course meal with stacked dutch ovens and BBQ briquettes. Firewood works the same way, build up a base of coals and scoop them onto the dutch oven lids. You want heat applied to both top and bottom-these containers become ovens. Bake bread, biscuits, corn bread or pie in top oven while main course is simmering below. Cook in a stack of three, making stew, bread and pie. Start the stew well before baked items.
Kathy Dahl-Bredine developed the Windshield Shade Solar Cooker while experimenting with various designs of cookers to introduce in the indigenous communities where Kathy lives and works in southern Mexico. She hit upon an utterly simple way to make an instant portable solar oven by taking an automobile windshield shade and turning it into a solar funnel. Think of the green implications! And it would be great for camping and hiking trips. Can boil water or cook meat to 200 F. Sweet!
Solar Cooker made from Windshield Shade
Baking bread on the grill...and other great tips on how to feed your family if you don't have power.
Dutch Oven temperature guide for the best camp meal
Living the Frugal Life: We Built a Rocket Stove!
Cardboard box oven that works just as well as your oven at home.
Instructions on how to make a box oven.
Article about what to put in a DIY Disaster Preparedness Kit. GENIUS! I actually think this would be a great college student or housewarming gift.
Forgotten Skills - Emergency Prepardness
The Most Frequently Overlooked Items for Long-Term Hard Times Survival