While we’re all thinking about prepping a bit, let’s talk about alternate methods of cooking. Since I’ve talked about all of these before, I’m going to share links to those posts instead of talking about all of it again.
First, a gas stove is my first choice. The one we have will work but I have to light the burners with matches. The oven will not work. Of course, my stove is propane and if the propane runs out, my stove no longer works.
Here are alternate methods of cooking I recommend.
Backpack Stove – The first link in this post does not work but the second one does. Separately, you will need fuel for this stove.
Camp Chef Stove – I’ve had this stove for over four years and I love it still. You will need a propane bottle for this stove.
EcoZoom Rocket Stove – I’v had this since 2013 and have never used it but it would probably be my go to stove if I couldn’t use my inside stove. We bought ours at Amazon but it is no longer available there. It may be available at a later time as is still listed and the Amazon listing has a lot more info than the Walmart listing, where it may still be available. I like the rocket stove because it can use wood/twigs, charcoal or biomass as fuel.
Solar Oven – These are amazing if you live where you have a place to set it out – an area that gets full sun without shade. Almost always we have plenty of sun here. I’ve cooked corn on the cob, cookies, chicken, meat loaf and scalloped potatoes. I like the solar oven because (1) It’s light weight and I an use it without having to hook up a propane bottle or get a fire started and (2) Once the cooking is done, I close it up and carry it back to storage – there’s nothing hot that has to cool down.
There are other alternate ways of cooking but these are my favorites and the ones I count on.