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If you have a wood burning stove you are a very lucky person because you have a tool that if the power or gas goes out you can heat your home and cook all at the same time.
This is a lost art that need to be re lit with us preppers investing in one and saving cash by getting off the grid. They are relatively cheap for saying you would save that amount on heating and power over the first year.
If you are interested in learning more about how to use one or are even considering investing in one motherearthnews.com has a really good article I think you will find very useful.