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Question from Walt
I need a suggestion from someone who has thought such things through. My wife have I have been talking about alternate means of cooking in the event there is no electricity and we are unable to get LP gas refills. I have both a grill and a smoker to use as long as the gas lasts. They are both run off a 100lb tank, while our heat is run off a 500 gal tank. We currently cook with electricity.
We live in a rural area, but I am too old and out of shape to cut wood. When TSHTF and gas runs out, what do we do to be able to cook?
Our current consideration is to get two addition 100 lb tanks and a cheap gas cook stove and keep it in our garage for emergencies. The two tanks would probably last quite a while–6 months or more. I am also considering building an outdoor oven to cook bread in. I have a stack of surplus oak flooring that I could burn in the oven, or even a campfire, but it would not last more than a few weeks, depending, of course, on how much we bake. Your opinion on these things?
Please help Walt out by posting your advice in the comments below…
M.D. Creekmore suggests the “EcoZoom Rocket Stove” you can read my full review here.