Candle Lantern from a Pop Can: DIY! Free Do-It-Yourself Tip from DisasterGuy.com Rinse the can. Do NOT remove the pop tab! On the bottom of the can, with your pocketknife, punch a shape like an *, centered in the bottom of the can. It needs to be slightly larger than the candle you plan to use. Then push the sharp edges of your sharp circle inward with a piece of wood. Don’t use your finger! Check that your candle will fit the hole … [Read more] about Candle Lantern from a Pop Can: DIY!
Thinking Backwards with The Disaster Guy Instead of asking, “Why should I put away food in case of an emergency?” – Think backwards. Ask, “What happens if I don’t have food put away for an emergency?” -- Could I catch a rabbit? -- Somebody … [Read more] about Thinking Backwards with The Disaster Guy
Turn Your Truck into an RV! “Hey, Disaster Guy! I see you’ve got a taller camper top on your pickup truck!” Red said. “That’s not a camper top. It’s my new RV,” the Disaster Guy said. “RV? It can’t be! It’s barely 3 feet tall!” Red said. “But … [Read more] about Turn Your Truck into an RV!
An Experiment Gone Wrong “Disaster Guy, have you ever heard of a way to get more energy out of something than you put into it?” Red asked. “Sure! It’s called over-parity,” the Disaster Guy said. “Why do you ask?” “I was reading about a 1963 … [Read more] about An Experiment Gone Wrong
My Baby Honda Emergency Generator Several years ago I bought a baby Honda generator. It is called a “Honda eu1000i,” and it looked like a collapsed red plastic gas can. From the numbers on the side, I expected the “1,000” to mean 1,000 watts, but the … [Read more] about My Baby Honda Emergency Generator
“Disaster Guy, you told me I should have a 72-hour survival kit in my truck, but all my chocolate melted last summer,” Red complained. “That’s a mess, and it’s your fault!” “How hot did it get in your truck last summer, Red?” the Disaster Guy asked. “I … [Read more] about Foods That Survive A Hot Summer in Your Car Kit
Your Internet Words May Come Back to Bite You “Disaster Guy, what do you think about people hacking into Facebook accounts and e-mail?” Red asked. “I wonder if my personal information has been hacked!” “It might have been, but how would you know?” the … [Read more] about Your Internet Words May Come Back to Bite You
The Disaster Guy: Toilet Paper in a Can “Hey, Disaster Guy, I’ve got a really delicate question to ask you,” Red said. “It’s about – um! – toilet paper!” “I use it, I assure you!” the Disaster Guy said. “No! No!” Red said. “We all use it! What I wanted … [Read more] about The Disaster Guy: Toilet Paper in a Can
“What’s your plan for the day?” Red asked the Disaster Guy. “It’s a quiet day, Red,” he said. “I’ve got to put the new insurance cards in the trucks, change oil in one truck, get a birthday present for my daughter, change batteries in the flashlights, and … [Read more] about THE DISASTER GUY: The To-Do Checklist
“Disaster Guy, what would you do to make sure you always had some kind of firearm available at your home?” Red asked. “Keep it at home?” the Disaster Guy asked. “No! Let’s say that the government decided that everyone should turn in their guns,” Red said. … [Read more] about THE DISASTER GUY: Stash Your Firearms