Powerless cooking is something that can be intimidating for many people. However, with a little practice and the right tools it can actually be quite enjoyable. Learning techniques such as dutch oven cooking or cooking with a solar oven can introduce you to a whole new world of delicious foods. One thing to consider is that while there are many options for cooking outdoors, it may not always be feasible to do so (i.e. a huge snow storm). So make sure you have some back-up plans in place to cook indoors or have some meals that do not require cooking at all.
- When it comes to cooking without power, you have to have a fuel source. That fuel source may be in the form of the sun, propane, butane, Insta-fire, charcoal or a variety of other fuels.
- We recommend working on building, and using a food storage in cases where you have power, then gradually start learning about, and implementing powerless cooking tools.
- There are a variety of make-you-own cooking tools out there. They are good for short term emergencies, or to practice and get your feet wet if you have a smaller budget. As your able to allocate more of your budget to powerless cooking tools, we recommend getting more durable tools.
Powerless Cooking Class
Welcome to our Online Powerless Cooking Class. Make sure watch the class NOW, print out the handouts, and add them to your Food Storage Made Easy binder … (while you still have power) This class was made to help readers become prepared for our Summer Powerless Cooking Adventures where we spent the summer trying new techniques in powerless cooking.
PART 1: FUEL
Download our class handout on Emergency Cooking Fuels
Fuels mentioned in the video:
INSTA-FIRE: Purchase from Food Storage Made Easy
BUTANE: Purchase at Amazon.com
CANNED FUEL: Purchase at Emergency Essentials or Shelf Reliance
FUEL PELLETS: Purchase at Shelf Reliance
PART 2: SHORT-TERM TOOLS
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
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
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 itsawonderboxoven.blogspot.com or, contact Laura who is the one who made us ours. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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