Rocket stove: I saw them make one of these on the show "Colony" but not in this way. Neat!
A link to an article about the Great Depression on how to survive REALLY hard times. The advice Mr. Perritt gave for surviving hard times was this: “If a man owns at least 5 acres of land with a descent home that is paid for, he has at least a thousand dollars, he has a ¾ ton truck with a flatbed trailer, & he knows how to farm, he can not only survive, he can come out of the hard times in better shape than he went into them.” Tips on bartering, livestock, etc.
great survival/homesteading blog
How to Clean, Prepare and Fill a Water Barrel Now that you have purchased your 30-gallon water barrels, do you know how to store water so that it will be clean and safe to drink? Do you just stick the hose into the barrel and fill? No, not a good idea. Here's a step-by-step method to prepare them that will ensure clean, potable water when and if you need it in an emergency.