Summer is a busy time of year, but it’s also a great time to practice preparedness skills since we are often naturally doing things like camping, cooking outdoors, etc. This month’s challenge is going to help you really hash out your powerless cooking plans and start practicing! Remember: It doesn’t do you any good to have a Sun Oven, Volcano Grill, or any other cooking tool in your storage if you don’t know how to use it.
YOUR JUNE CHALLENGE
You’re task this month should you “Accept” the challenge is to do the following:
1. Inventory all of your powerless cooking tools (stoves, ovens, etc.) – WRITE THEM DOWN
2. Inventory your fuel supplies – WRITE THEM DOWN
3. Cook at least one item using each powerless cooking tool you own and using each type of fuel you are storing, practice practice practice!
4. Post a picture of your cooking adventures on our Facebook page.
If you don’t have many (or any) powerless cooking options in your emergency supplies yet, don’t worry, we’ll help you get started. For some fun ideas check out our 10 Ways to Practice Powerless Cooking This Summer or keep reading for a summary of the entire powerless cooking class we did to help you learn about fuels, do-it-yourself stoves, and more about the larger ovens/stoves available.
Powerless Cooking Class
PART 1: FUEL
Download our class handout on Emergency Cooking Fuels
Places to purchase some of the fuels mentioned in the video:
INSTA-FIRE: Purchase from Amazon
BUTANE: Purchase at Amazon.com
CANNED FUEL: Purchase at Amazon
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
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
PART 3: LONG-TERM TOOLS
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.
All-American Sun Oven
The global sun oven has now been replaced with the All-American Sun Oven. To learn more about the upgrades and/or buy one now 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.
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder