ONLINE POWERLESS COOKING CLASS

Welcome to our Online Powerless Cooking Class. We recently held a live class on powerless cooking here in Utah. Since so many of you don’t live here, and couldn’t attend, we wanted to do this class for you. Instead of posting the full 2 hour video of our live class, we’ve made new mini videos that have better close ups. This way you can watch whichever portions are of interest to you little by little. Make sure watch NOW, print out the handouts, and add them to your Food Storage Made Easy binder … WHILE YOU STILL HAVE POWER.

This class is also going to be a great way to help all of us get ready to participate in our Summer Powerless Cooking Adventures!

Download our class handout on Emergency Cooking Fuels

Fuels mentioned in the video:
INSTA-FIRE: Purchase from Food Storage Made Easy
CHARCOAL
WOOD
PROPANE
BUTANE: Purchase at Amazon.com
CANNED FUEL: Purchase at Emergency Essentials or Shelf Reliance
FUEL PELLETS: Purchase at Shelf Reliance

These are the kinds of tools that you can make yourself, or purchase for little cost. These are tools that would probably help you get through a short-term powerless emergency, but may not be all that fun to use long term.

#10 CAN STOVE OR CHARCOAL STARTER

 
For a tutorial on how to make a #10 can stove, click here.
To purchase a charcoal chimney starter, click here

CARDBOARD BOX OVEN

 
For a tutorial on how to make a Cardboard Box Oven, click here.

OTHER STOVE OPTIONS

   

 

While these tools will also work for short-term situations, they are useful in situations where you may go without power for longer amounts of times. Some of these tools require more of an investment, however they can be used in everyday cooking, camping, and powerless situations.

GLOBAL SUN OVEN


 
To learn more about Global Sun Ovens and purchase them at the lowest prices available online, click here
(Please note, there is a Spring Accessory Package sale that ends June 21st)

To watch a more in depth video created by the President of Sun Oven, Paul Munsen click here.

VOLCANO COLLAPSIBLE GRILL

 
To learn more about the Volcano Collapsible Grill and purchase one online with FREE SHIPPING, click here

WONDER BOX OVEN

 
For a tutorial on how to make your own Wonder Oven, click here.
For information on purchasing one visit www.eco-wonderoven.com or contact Laura who is the one who made us ours. Her email address is: itsawonderboxoven@gmail.com


So now that you’ve been to our class, we hope you are ready to join us for our Summer Powerless Cooking Adventures! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and/or our Facebook page to make sure you catch all of our adventures and share some of your own 🙂

Please note: While we have tried to be very thorough, we know we did not cover every single possible fuel or cooking tool option out there. We encourage you to find the best options for your family and do your own research on safe storage and safe usage of these products.


  • Margie

    Good Job and thank you for the info..

  • Cammie McKinley

    I can not find anywhere where it states how many charcoal briquettes you should use to get the cardboard box to a specific temperature. Could someone please help me, I want to try this method out with my Girl Scout troop later this month.

  • MaryHelen

    I am researching your videos to include information on next month’s Enrichment Night.  Topic:  Powerless Cooking Alternatives.  So grateful you have done so much work for all of us to benefit!  Thank you!!

  • Beachy1mom

    Another type of cooking is something we played with last summer.  We heated up some really clean rocks – about the size of a large baking potato – and just dropped them into buckets of water to make soup.  The hot rocks heated the water, and if we rotated the rocks out with new hotter ones, the water even boils!  My ancestors (American Indian) used this method, except they didn’t use buckets, they used hand woven baskets.  But then, I guess if I had the fire to heat the rocks, I probably could just heat the buckets or pots!!  Anyway, love your site and all the work you girls do to help us get prepared.  Keep it up – we need to be told over and over and over……..to be ready for anything!

  • MarkUK

    Great Videos Girls, love what your doing, keep up the good work God Bless.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome post ladies! I stopped the movie to try putting a #10 into my charcoal starter, and of course it did – I had no idea! Then when you put the Sterno underneath the charcoal starter, my mind jumped to those cardboard+wax in tuna cans we made one year for hurricane preps. PS: We’ll need a pattern for a Haybox/Wonderbox to fit #10’s now LOL

    Do you, or any of your readers know if pot grippers used by campers works with #10 cans?

    Also, could a pressure cooker (or canner) be used withe volcano grill?

    • Rita

      I personally would not try to use a pressure canner with the volcano.  you HAVE to maintain the pressure and you just can’t regulate it using charcoal.  I don’t can on my kitchen stove anymore.  I always use our camp chef stove.  Keeps the kitchen so much cooler.  LOL

  • Chrystina Swain

    When I try to download the instructions on how to make the tin can stove oven it comes up funny with lots of weird letters and numbers all random. I don’t know if it is because I have a mac computer? Would love to make one of these but not sure how to. Any advice on how to accomplish that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

  • Chrystina Swain

    When I try to download the instructions on how to make the tin can stove oven it comes up funny with lots of weird letters and numbers all random. I don’t know if it is because I have a mac computer? Would love to make one of these but not sure how to. Any advice on how to accomplish that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

  • Greenacres83709

    Love your web site.  I referr to your page ALL the time while working with individuals on food storage.  Keep up the good work.

  • Greenacres83709

    Love your web site.  I referr to your page ALL the time while working with individuals on food storage.  Keep up the good work.

  • Mrabbit07

    I shared this but I don’t see my post that I made saying that I did so.  I’m sharing it again since it is hurricane season.  

  • Mrabbit07

    I shared this but I don’t see my post that I made saying that I did so.  I’m sharing it again since it is hurricane season.  

  • Mrabbit07

    I shared this but I don’t see my post that I made saying that I did so.  I’m sharing it again since it is hurricane season.  

  • concerned reader

    Great videos and thanks!  But I do have to ask one question:  Are you two not getting along?
    In all of the videos you both show your beautiful smiles, with the exception of the first video with the two of you in it.  You both look disinterested and unhappy with those grumpy faces.

    • Haha, well it was late at night and we were kind of tired after working so
      hard putting this all together. So we probably were a little grumpy but not
      at each other. And to be honest we thought that the camera would be zoomed
      in on the one speaking and that we wouldn’t be in the shot while they were
      talking. lol.

  • Diane

    I posted this cooking class info on FB. Its going to be a long hot summer; and even if we are blessed not to have a poweroutage emergency, its still a good idea to practice these ideas if just to cut down on the heat we generate inside.  I get bored with food we eat by just using the gril.l

  • Elainefralick62

    Thanks for the info I’ve been a little scared of this part of my food storage.

  • Linda

    Enjoyed the information and shared this with my friens

  • Shared it with all my friends.  Thanks for the info, will be using it this summer.

  • Shannon

    I got a Sun Oven in Mid-May and I love it!! I made homemade bread in it and it was better than bread that comes from my oven!

    I think it’s great that you made these videos!!

  • Melanie_sue

    Watched and posted.  All very interesting.  I wonder if we EVER get enough sun for this but I would love to try..

  • Ntun2music

    Great information.  I have shared it with my friends and family.  

  • Bigunn

    this looks like a really cool class to learn from. the recipes ought to be very interersting. thanks Karen

  • Watched them all and they were great!   TY for demonstrating them.   I own the Volcano but have not used it yet.  Am hoping to try it out this summer.   What size Dutch Oven should I get to go with it?

  • Deborah Sloan

    Great Job!  Learned a few new things myself!  Thanks so much.

  • Debbie

    These are great videos!  I enjoyed each one and learned a thing too!

    Debbie