Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Technical Tuesday: 4 Feburary 2014

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

“Use It Up-Wear It Out-Make It Do”
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Reduce, Reuse, Make Do, or Do Without
I was over at Of Two Minds blog the other day and read this post by Charles Hughes Smith about the "Renaissance of the Fix-It Society?"

And that had me thinking.

Taking Care of the Things You Already Have
Everyone 'knows' cast iron pots and pans are the 'best' prepper cooking vessels.

Not really!

'Cause most of us aren't getting ready for a multi-generational collapse in an expensive fuel future ; - )

So, ...

The mid-priced Teflon-coated pots and pans are probably 'best' for most folks.

Pots and Pans Bought at a Garage Sale and a Local Charity Store

Or, ...

The copper-bottomed stainless steel pots and pans.

Or, ...

The inexpensive teflon-coated pots and pans from the China-Marts.

Or, ...

You get the point

But, ...

Did you know that these Teflon-coated pots and pans will started to lose their Teflon coating if they're scratched? It seems the Teflon will start to peel, and the pot or pan will lose its anti-stickiness. Plus, stainless steel pots and pans will get nicks and dings causing food to stick to the pot, making it harder to clean.

Well, ...

There is a solution, for $10 or more!!!

Or, ...

The price of a pair of worn out denim jeans.

Materials Needed:
Thick Material, like denim

Tools Needed:
Tape Measure or some other measuring device (I used the biggest skillet and 'eyeballed' it)

Measure the pot or pan that you're going to provide protection. Next, add 4-inches (or more) so there protective material will protect the sides of the pot, too

Next, cut the material to the needed size. Continue to do this until you have all the pot protectors you need.

Next, place one pot protector between each pot and start nestling the pots together.

Just So You Know:
I made the pan protectors all the same size because I didn't want to have to dig around and match them up with a specific pot or pan ; - )

Needless to say, for you handy folks, y'all can recreate the 'starfish' design, finish the edges on your 'circles,' add elastic, or come up with your own ideas.

Of Two Minds blog - Renaissance of the Fix-It Society?

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