Our first May prep challenge is to buy emergency cooking supplies in case our stoves or ovens won’t work after a power or gas outage. It’s important to have a backup plan. You probably have something you can use in your camping supplies already and may 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 goals and you’ll get the job done.
1. Buy Emergency Cooking Supplies
Decide what type of cooking supplies to get and watch for sales. Watch YouTube videos about outdoor cooking. Try to get something that isn’t very complicated and your skill level. Store fuel if necessary. Here are 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 positive,
The Food Storage Organizer
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