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With the Seven Day Challenge “approaching” (remember it’s going to be on a surprise day – but let’s just say we’re getting close 😉 we wanted to do a brief overview of some powerless cooking options. This is not all inclusive. There are many options available, and each have their specific advantages. We plan on going into more detail about different powerless cooking options in the future, but for now wanted to throw out a few ideas for you to think about.

SUN OVENS: Sun Ovens use the sun as an energy source and can be used to cook anything you cook in your regular oven. They can be used in parks that ban open flame cooking. There is never any danger of fire or of burning food or forests. (We can get you great DISCOUNTS if you buy it from our product page)
VOLCANO: The Volcano Collapsible Propane Grill is a very versatile and efficient Stove/Grill. The stove works with propane, wood and charcoal. Collapses down to 5″ for easy storage, and you can use multiple cooking methods such as grills, pans, dutch ovens with the Volcano.
CAMP STOVES: The number of camp stoves on the market are endless. You can get small single burner stoves, to fancy Camp Stoves that compete with stoves found in homes. When purchasing a camp stove, make sure you take storage space into consideration.
BBQ GRILLS:You may not have thought of using your BBQ in case of emergencies, however it is a legitimate way to cook without power. You may consider thinking of recipes, and dishes you can use in your BBQ you already own.
DUTCH OVEN: A Dutch oven is a thick-walled (usually cast iron) cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. Dutch ovens have been used as cooking vessels for hundreds of years. Dutch Ovens are great for cooking a variety of meals.
GENERATORS: Generators are available in a wide range of power ratings. Depending on the type, generators may run a variety of fuel. While generators are not a cooking apparatus, they can provide power for stoves, electric pressure cookers, or crock pots. Generators must be run outside, so make sure you have plenty of extension cords.
CAMPFIRE: When all else fails, if you have wood and matches, in THEORY, you should be able to build and cook over a fire pit or in a fireplace. If this is your plan, make sure you at least have pots, pans, and utensils to cook over a fire.

Since using any of these methods requires fuel, and extreme heat, consult the user manuals for further details and safety instructions. Most of these can not be used indoors, and have limits on how much fuel you are legally allowed to store for them. Again, we’ll cover these things in more detail later.

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