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It shouldn’t be a secret by now that our national power grid is fragile and vulnerable to attacks. Even more, people should understand that our electricity “addiction” will have a poor outcome when the grid goes down. You and me, like all other Americans, we should have a backup plan for when our modern appliances will stop working.
There are various threats that could destroy our national power grid for good or incapacitate it for a long period of time. Even the government is preparing for natural disasters such as solar flares and they made all this public a few years ago.
Since our kitchen appliances help us thrive and keep us fed, we should have a backup plan for our cooking habits. During a grid down event, cooking becomes a time consuming activity and you would need the proper tools to become self-sufficient and prepare a nutritious meal for your family. To put it in a few words, you will need manual kitchen tools to replace the electric ones.
As I’ve discovered over the years, there are many reliable hand operated kitchen tools you could be using daily. The types of tools which can replace their modern electric peers without affecting the quality of your cooking. Here are the kitchen tools you can find at garage sales or various cheap stores.
A manual peeler
An apple/potato peeler not only peel, but they can also core and slice. There are many peeler variations and they come with a clamping or a suction-cup type system for added stability. Get a hand crank apple peeler just like your Grandma used to have as it will make your work easier in the kitchen.
Read more about the other kitchen tools my wife bought over the year as a backup plan for when the grid goes down:
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.