New Podcast: 8 Ways to Practice Preparedness in the Summer

A couple of weeks ago we posted about 10 Ways to Practice Powerless Cooking in the Summer. We realized that there are lots of other ways you can work on a variety of preparedness items as you go about your natural summer activities so we wanted to focus on that for this week’s podcast before the summer is over!


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In this week’s podcast we cover 8 different situations where you can practice or work on preparedness things this summer. As promised we’ve included links to all of the things we mentioned in the podcast in our show notes below.

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CAMPING:
If you are camping with your family, grab your 72 hour kits and use those foods for camping. Practice cooking with your camping stoves, try different foods rather than sticking with hot dogs and s’mores. Practice different fuels since you are cooking outdoors anyway. Use your Dutch Oven to make yummy foods!
72 Hour Kit Overview
Fuel Overview
Dutch Oven Cooking Overview (with briquette chart)

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES:
Practice different emergency scenarios with your kids. Go over your Emergency Preparedness Plan together. Make some little #10 can stoves, ovens, and grills and let your kids cook something on them! Practice cooking new things and let the kids participate with you. Let the kids help you with your canning adventures.
7 Day Challenge
New Emergency Preparedness Plan
Make a #10 Can Stove
Make a #10 Can Oven
Make a #10 Can Grill
Food Storage and Kids

BARBECUE:
Every time you barbecue you are really practicing powerless cooking. Try getting adventurous and cooking regular foods on your grill. You can do pizza, bread, vegetables, etc. It’s a good idea to monitor your fuel consumption so that you can have a better idea of how much to store. Figure out how to use it more efficiently to conserve fuel.
Pin of How to Bake Bread in a Barbecue on a Brick

CANNING:
Summer is a great time to do your canning because your kids can be around to help. Having powerless options for canning is great in case you lose power and don’t want to lose all your meats from your freezer. Practice canning outside to keep your kitchen from getting too hot and practice powerless canning at the same time!
Canning Overview
Outdoor burner option (powerless)
Single hot plate (plugs in)

POWERLESS COOKING:
It’s always a great idea to find ways to AVOID heating up your kitchen in the summer to save on A/C costs or unpleasant heat. Some of our favorite tools for doing this easily are the Sun Oven and our Volcano Grills.
Tips for using less energy to cook in the summer
Sun Ovens

WATER ROTATION:
Summer time is a great time to work on your water rotation. There are so many thing you need water for in the summer, you might as well use your stored water rather than waste brand new water if you are planning to rotate anyway!
Water Rotation Tips

BLOCK PARTIES:
If you are at block parties or family get togethers, you can practice preparedness and spread the word to your neighbors about being more prepared. Bring a volcano grill and build a fire or cook food. You could also use food storage foods to make your pot luck items and let people know
Volcano Grills

ROAD TRIPS:
Road trips are a great time to evaluate your car kits while you travel. But it’s also a perfect time to talk about your preparedness plans and make a plan for what to do in the future, go over inventory lists, etc. You have your kids contained, and your spouse’s full attention. It’s a win win!
Emergency Preparedness Lessons learned on a Family Vacation
New Emergency Preparedness Plan
Food Storage Made Easy eBook (ON SALE)