Category «Emergency Cooking»

Thermal Cookers – No Power Slow Cookers

“Hay boxes,” or thermal cookers, have been around just about forever. Legend has it this was used by the early pioneers as well as during WWII to help make the most of limited fuel. It is still used regularly in many developing countries. The food is brought to a good strong boil in the morning …

Dutch Oven Cooking

This classic method of cooking is a great way to prepare meals, breads, and desserts. With a little experience anyone can become an expert. Dutch ovens are easy to use and store and will last for many years when cared for properly. Charcoal is cheap and when stored in an airtight container will last indefinitely. …

EcoQue Portable Grill – Pyromid

The EcoQue portable grill used to be marketed under the name “Pyromid.” It is made of stainless steel and is highly portable. It can collapse down to a little over an inch and fits nicely in a carry bag. I have to admit that I am highly impressed with this particular grill! It is well-built …

Kerosene Stoves

Kerosene stoves are a good option due to the long (5+ year) storage life of kerosene, fuel safety and efficiency. Kerosene produces carbon monoxide when burned. We do not recommend using kerosene stoves or heaters indoors for this reason. If you choose to use indoors, make sure that you have adequate ventilation – at least …

Liquid Fuel Camp Stoves

Liquid fuel camp stoves are a camping favorite. These stoves run off of “Coleman” fuel or white gas which is inexpensive and widely available. There is a “dual fuel” design that will also run off of unleaded gasoline. Two pints will burn for about two hours with both burners on high. Remember that white gas …

Alcohol Stoves

There are many homemade varieties of alcohol stoves as well as commercial stoves available. Alcohol stoves are usually small and frequently used by backpackers. Alcohol (in its pure forms) may be used indoors (with proper ventilation) because it burns so clean. However, some forms may be toxic and need ventilation. We prefer to use  or …