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One thing preppers do well is figuring out how to make fire and cook food. From using ammo cans to tin can rocket stoves, alternative cooking is a very important survival skill. You want to have the capacity to cook food and efficiently use fuel.
I am always surprised at how cooking food takes a back seat when it comes to disaster preparedness. Most people can understand grabbing the emergency food but they do not consider how they are going to boil water and reheat some of those dehydrated meals.
Many homes in this nation are outfitted with an electric stove. Do you know what happens to an eclectic stove when the power goes out?
The good news is there are tons of options for cooking food in a disaster. You can even use the sun to cook your food!
Propane Quick Boil Backpacking Stoves
The backpackers best friend, these stoves are very effective for boiling water.
You will find that these are very effective for quick things like cooking and warming foods in a hurry. Boiling water is another great use. These stoves like the Jetboil Flash Camping Stove are just great for an emergency option.
Open Fire Cooking
There is always the ancient option for cooking over an open fire. We have been cooking this way for a very long time. Having a fire pit or a fireplace can quickly offer up a place to cook outside of your open fire.
I would recommend investing in some cast iron cookware to take advantage of this open fire cooking.
You can always cobble together your own DIY cooking vessel. It just takes an understanding of how something like the rocket stove works.
You just might be surprised at what you are able to come up with just by scavenging some things like bricks or cinderblocks and putting them to use as a survival stove.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.