If the power goes out, how are you going to cook your food? Take a little time to consider how much fuel you might need to store to be able to cook your food. Specific requirements will vary depending upon these factors:
- The amount of time you want to be able to cook without electricity.
- Types of food you have stored. (Dry beans require more fuel than canned beans that can be eaten straight out of the can.)
- Number of people you are feeding. (More fuel is required to cook for six people than for just one.)
- Type of fuels you choose to use.
- Physical location and limitations.
Be sure to plan for possible cooking scenarios. Cooking on a wood stove is wonderful in the winter, but miserable in the summer. Plan a way to cook indoors as well as outdoors. There may be times when it is unsafe to cook outdoors. Always make safety your first priority!