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Wood Burning Stoves, Becoming Self Reliant

Polaris Ranger

By Todd Ratermann

If you utilize a wood burning stove or fireplace, propane (portable or fixed), kerosene, or another heating source that doesn't require electricity to either generate heat or force the air through your house, you are a couple steps ahead of most people on a quest to become more self reliant. 

Burning wood is by far my favorite heating option whether you are in a survival situation or not. If you are capable of running a chain saw and have access to a truck and/or trailer, one or two people can cut and haul enough wood in a couple of days to last a winter. If you are not physically able, or would prefer to pay someone else to do the labor, most people can still save quite a bit of money off of your utility bill by burning wood. Not to mention the other advantages that wood stoves offer. They do not suffer from mechanical failures and the expensive associated repair costs, they work during power outages as both a heat source and cooking alternative, and they allow you to be less reliant on utility companies. For a home owner with a desire to be more self reliant I can't think of a better investment than a wood burning stove.

Bug In Survival Extras:

  1. Coleman Stove (or other white gas or multi-fuel camp stove)
  2. Coleman Fuel, 3 gallons
  3. Coleman lantern
  4. Kerosene heater (if you don't have a wood burning heat source)
  5. Kerosene
  6. Water
  7. Food
  8. Automobile inverter
  9. Chain saw, axe, hatchet
  10. Two-way radio(s)
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