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How to Prepare Your Emergency Kit for Winter

When it comes to Winter weather, no one knows what the results will be. For that reason, we’ve found that it’s a smart idea to develop a plan and pack supplies for any type of emergency. A lot can happen due to the weather. Keep reading to discover how to prepare your emergency kit for Winter in 3 basic steps. You’ll never be caught unprepared!

1. Research

The best way to begin preparing for an emergency is to know what kind of bad weather can affect the areas you live in or frequent. Take some time to look up risk areas near you. Then, you’ll need to research the supplies that you’ll need during and after the possible situations.

2. Pack Supplies

Once you have evaluated and taken notes about the possible weather results that could possibly occur near you, the next step is to pack emergency supplies. This includes non-perishable foods, first aid kits, tools, and more. If you have children or pets, it is a good idea to also pack simple activities that will keep them busy. You may also want to consider putting similar kits in your vehicles to be extra prepared.

How to Prepare Your Emergency Kit for Winter – Pack This!

  • First aid kit
  • Water
  • Non-perishable foods and food for pets
  • Food accessories: utensils, can opener, stoves, folding pots and pans, and BioFuel Reusable Burner Cans
  • Emergency blankets
  • Weather radio
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Maps
  • Batteries
  • Personal hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Candles and matches
  • Flashlights
  • Tools: adjustable wrench, pliers, pocket knife, Swiss army knife, crowbar, fireman’s ax, shovel
  • Pocket change or cash
  • Emergency contacts list (family, hospitals, insurance)
  • On-the-go activities (kids, pets)

3. Prepare

After purchasing and packing supplies, the last step is to prepare by creating a plan. For families, the responsibilities should be split up. Each person should be assigned a role. Meetings and practice drills also help prepare for Winter weather. During an emergency preparedness meeting with your family, remind them where the emergency kits and supplies are. In addition, practice drills such as fire drills, tornado drills, and more are always a great idea.


No matter how much research you do, it’s not possible to know the exact end results of Winter weather. For that reason, the best way to plan is to prepare for any reasonable possibility. Now that you know how to prepare your emergency kit for Winter, you’re in good shape. Bring on the snow!

Ever wondered what makes canned fuel last so long in storage? We’ve engineered our canned fuel to have a long shelf life for many reasons. People use it for activities and events that require it to last a long time. For example, using canned fuels for catering events, and with catering, comes loads of preparation. Caterers and their staff host long, demanding events. For that reason, they want to make certain to always keep canned fuel in storage so that they have plenty. Because it’s a necessity in the industry, suppliers of canned fuel make sure that their canned fuel has a long or unlimited shelf life.

So, What Makes Canned Fuel Last So Long?

Most canned fuels can keep a longer shelf life due to the petroleum additives that are used in the cans. However, canned fuels that are made out of all-natural ingredients typically have an unlimited shelf life. This is because the material doesn’t break down as easily unless exposed to oxygen. Most canned fuels on the market can be stored for years – as long as they are sealed and have not been opened.

As mentioned before, this is perfect for catering, but it is also ideal for campers and emergency preparedness. As far as emergency preparedness goes, you want to keep canned fuels in storage. That way, you’ll be ready for any situation that may arise.

Canned fuels are already expected to have a long storage life. However, make sure to keep all of your products that are in storage sealed. If you do, they’ll last as long as you need them to and be there when you need them.

 

Power Outages can happen at any time. They can take place due to storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, or routine maintenance on power lines nearby. Since you never know for certain when they will happen, it is best to be prepared with canned heating fuel. That way, emergency cooking is not only possible, but also easy.

Just like the Provident Preppers, we prefer canned heat over using a portable charcoal grill. Canned heating fuel is a great option for many reasons. It can travel with you and be stored in small, tight spaces. In addition, you can use it indoors as long as your space is well-ventilated.

Safe and Convenient for Emergency Cooking – With Proper Care

Although canned heating fuels are good for indoor use, you should take some safety precautions while using them.

  1. The flame usually burns a blue or bright orange color. However, sometimes it can be difficult to see the flame. Make sure to pay very careful attention when the can is lit.
  2. Although you may close the lid to extinguish the flame, the outside of the can will still be hot. It is a good idea to let it cool down before putting it back in storage.
  3. When using the can, you will want to make sure the area is well- Canned heating fuels can be made of different types of alcohol or gas that can release CO2 into the air. If you are looking for a natural alternative for emergency cooking, check out our BioFuel Reusable Burner Can.

To make Canned Heating Fuels even more convenient, you can use them with all types of different cooking stoves. Examples include a small charcoal grill or portable stoves such as our BioFuel Flat Stove and BioFuel Round Stove.

In conclusion, canned heating fuels are easy, safe, and convenient for emergency cooking. In addition, they have multiple uses besides emergencies, including buffets and catering – and for making s’mores with the family!


Sources:  

https://theprovidentprepper.org/canned-heat-safe-fuel-for-indoor-emergency-cooking/

 

Have you ever wanted to host a buffet-style event? Do you or someone you know go camping on the weekends? Do you like to be prepared for emergencies or natural disasters? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the BioFuel Reusable Burner Can is a great product for you! They all offer opportunities to take advantage of the many uses for refillable canned heat. Read on for…

5 Creative Uses for Refillable Canned Heat

1. Catering Events

During a buffet-style catering event, you may notice the workers switching out the canned fuels that keep the food warm after around 2 hours. You may also notice them throwing the cans out once the event is over. They do this because most cooking fuel cans are not relightable or refillable. Unlike other cans on the market, BioFuel and other refillable canned cooking fuels save money, time, and waste. How? Simply by being relightable, refillable, and reusable.

2. Camping

Refillable cooking canned fuels are great accessories when packing for a camping trip. Whenever I pack to go anywhere especially outdoors, I always like to pack light. In addition, I make sure that I have the essentials. When using refillable burner cans, you don’t have to worry about packing 10-20 cooking fuel cans for the weekend. All you have to pack is a few reusable cans along with a refill bottle such as the BioFuel Refill Liquid.

3. Picnics

Who doesn’t love a nice picnic at the park? When most people go on picnics, the food is typically already cooked and put together! Although this is true, it never hurts to pack reusable burner cans just in case. They are great for a little heat if it gets cold or to help heat up any food.

4. Weather and Emergencies

Refillable canned fuels are a must have in any Emergency Preparedness Kit. Since the cans are refillable, make sure to stock up on the refill bottles. It’s also a good idea to have an emergency kit in both your home and car. You never know when power will go out.

5. Family and Friends

Refillable Burner cans are great to use during events with family and friends. Not only can you use the cans to keep food warm, but you can also use the cans for fun activities such as roasting marshmallows or hotdogs.


You really can use refillable canned fuel in so many different settings. That’s why it’s a good idea to stock up! Both the BioFuel Reusable Burner Can and BioFuel Refill Liquid have unlimited shelf life. Save money and time with these uses for refillable canned heat.

 

When it comes to a disaster, no one knows what the results will be. For that reason, we’ve found that it’s a smart idea to develop a plan and pack supplies for any type of emergency. Keep reading to discover how to prepare for a disaster in 3 basic steps. You’ll never be caught unprepared!

How to Prepare for a Disaster

1. Research

The best way to begin preparing for an emergency is to know what kind of disasters can affect the areas you live in or frequent. Take some time to look up risk areas near you. Whether it is a drought, earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane, power outage, tornado, or wildfire, it’s a good idea to prepare for the disaster that is most likely to affect where you live. Also, you’ll need to research the supplies that you’ll need during and after the disasters.

2. Pack Supplies

Once you have evaluated and taken notes about the disasters that could possibly occur near you, the next step is to pack emergency supplies. This includes non-perishable foods, first aid kits, tools, and more. If you have children or pets, it is a good idea to also pack simple activities that will keep them busy. You may also want to consider putting similar kits in your vehicles to be extra prepared.

Example list of supplies to pack for an emergency or disaster:

  • First aid kit
  • Water
  • Non-perishable foods and food for pets
  • Food accessories: utensils, can opener, stoves, folding pots and pans, and BioFuel Reusable Burner Cans
  • Emergency blankets
  • Weather radio
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Maps
  • Batteries
  • Personal hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Candles and matches
  • Flashlights
  • Tools: adjustable wrench, pliers, pocket knife, Swiss army knife, crowbar, fireman’s ax, shovel
  • Pocket change or cash
  • Emergency contacts list (family, hospitals, insurance)
  • On-the-go activities (kids, pets)

3. Prepare

After purchasing and packing supplies, the last step is to prepare by creating a plan. For families, the responsibilities should be split up. Each person should be assigned a role. Meetings and practice drills also help prepare for disasters. During an emergency preparedness meeting with your family, remind them where the disaster kits and supplies are. In addition, practice drills such as fire drills, tornado drills, and more are always a great idea.

No matter how much research you do, it’s not possible to know the exact end results of a disaster. For that reason, the best way to plan is to prepare for any reasonable possibility.

 

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