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Learn to Eat Well

Whether you have a food storage or not, you still need another way of cooking apart from traditional stove, ovens, and microwaves. If your power goes out, these options will be unavailable, and what then? Fortunately, having other methods of cooking will keep you going until things get back to the way they were.

Take a look at these alternate cooking options and find ways to incorporate them into your emergency preparations.

Gas/Fuel Stoves

  • Pros: Instant heat, simple to use
  • Cons: Requires a container that holds some type of fuel, requires compatible equipment
  • Most common types use propane (like your grill or 2 burner stoves), iso-butane (canister backpacking stoves) or white gas (liquid fuel backpacking stoves).

Charcoal/Briquettes

  • Pros: Simple to store, long shelf life, relatively inexpensive
  • Cons: Bulky and takes up space, takes practice to use properly
  • Most commonly used with Dutch oven cooking or grilling.

Wood

  • Pros: Easy to find, inexpensive
  • Cons: Restrictions in some areas, can have hotspots and uneven cooking, takes practice
  • Most commonly used for building a fire in some type of fire pit or stove.

Solar

  • Pros: Free fuel source, simple to use
  • Cons: Unable to use when there is no sun, equipment can be fairly expensive initially
  • Most commonly used in sunny areas.
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