Our first May prep challenge is to buy emergency cooking supplies in case your stove or oven won’t work after a power or gas outage. It’s important to have your backup plan. You could always eat food cold, but your infant may need heated water for formula.
You probably already have something you can use in your camping supplies to cook with and maybe just need to organize those items. While you’re finding emergency cooking equipment, add some food prep supplies into your 72-hour kit. Stay focused on this week’s goal and you’ll get the job done.
1. Buy Emergency Cooking Supplies
Once you decide what type of cooking supplies to get, watch for sales and then buy your equipment. Watch YouTube videos about outdoor cooking. Try to get something that isn’t very complicated for your skill level. Store fuel if necessary. Here are a few cooking options.
- A one-burner butane stove. About $35. Perfect for apartments.
- A two-burner propane camping stove. About $85.
- A propane grill with side burner. About $200.
- An outdoor Dutch oven. About $80.
- A solar oven. About $85.
- A Volcano stove. About $200.
2. Add Eating Supplies to Your 72-hour kit
If you need to evacuate, make sure you have the eating supplies you need in your 72-hour kit for the food you stored.
- A mess kit with eating utensils.
- Matches or small lighter.
- A backpacking stove and fuel if your food requires it.
I hope you decide what you will cook with after an outage and buy emergency cooking supplies.
Best wishes and stay focused,
The Food Storage Organizer
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