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Message Subject Practical Prepping Protocol even if Poor
Poster Handle Lowkey Cyberpunk
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My coffee percolator is one of the old models that you set on any form of heat to brew. It won't save my life but it very well might save someone else... from a caffeine deprived me.

Back in my off-grid childhood we would use aluminum wash basins to heat water for washing - dishes, clothes, ourselves. You could boil gallons at a time over a wood (gas, electric) stove or an open fire. Don't use galvanized steel!
 Quoting: Lowkey Cyberpunk


I'm with you on the coffee! I even bought some instant just in case I become insanely desperate and don't really want to tear down my own walls getting at the first person who makes a sound outside! LOL Some things are nice to have, would like to have when SHTF, some things are necessities. Nothing is quite as necessary as coffee in the morning - that's vital to the health and well-being of anybody within five miles of me.

So why not galvanized metal for heat water?
 Quoting: Pooka


Galvanized steel over fire gives off zinc fumes which isn't so healthy for anyone in the vicinity. It's fine for watering and other uses, just don't use it over a fire. A shame since you can readily find galvanized steel in stores.
 
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