Cooking in a power outage - Page 5 - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Food and water Discussion on food and water storage, water purification and related topics.

Advertise Here
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2020, 09:50 PM
charliemeyer007's Avatar
charliemeyer007 charliemeyer007 is online now
reluctant sinner
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rent Free in your head
Posts: 16,431
Thanks: 34
Thanked 31,250 Times in 10,761 Posts
Default



Advertise Here

Somewhat dated site but a back pack stove could save your life if you are on the move.

http://zenstoves.net/
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to charliemeyer007 For This Useful Post:
Old 09-18-2020, 01:22 AM
dontbuypotteryfromme's Avatar
dontbuypotteryfromme dontbuypotteryfromme is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Far north queensland Australia
Posts: 21,014
Thanks: 4,428
Thanked 16,224 Times in 8,630 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IamZeke View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by dontbuypotteryfromme View Post
It also isn't my backpacking set up.

It is so I can have coffee during a cyclone.

I mean I could kick it around a bit if it make people happier.
One good cookout and that bright yellow paint is looking scuffed or smoke/heat tinged.

So nice tap dance there. It's a hanger queen and you didn't actually deny it.
Sorry I actually deny it. I have been using it for about 5 years.

It is gas. The heat goes in to the pot. What smoke heat tinge are you on about?

What gas cooker has paint that stripps off?

You are making stuff up again.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2020, 01:53 AM
IamZeke's Avatar
IamZeke IamZeke is offline
Beer Truck Door Gunner
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 30,065
Thanks: 37,610
Thanked 64,823 Times in 22,015 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dontbuypotteryfromme View Post
Sorry I actually deny it. I have been using it for about 5 years.

It is gas. The heat goes in to the pot. What smoke heat tinge are you on about?

What gas cooker has paint that stripps off?

You are making stuff up again.
Did I say the paint strips off? Now you are grasping for the ledge as the bottom falls out.

I said scuffed, smoked tinged, and color heat distortion. There is a very good reason grill paints are typically dark or black. Bright yellow takes almost nothing to end up looking used and dirty.

It's a closet queen like its owner.
__________________
Need more info? Try this:

Search using Google, type "site:survivalistboards.com" in Google's search box, followed by the search parameters. You can use all normal conventions, limit searches by date, etc. Works quite well and beats the native search function.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2020, 02:02 AM
Rinks Rinks is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Coleman Duel fuel worked good for me too during the last hurricane season. Didn't face any issues as such.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Rinks For This Useful Post:
Old 09-18-2020, 09:19 AM
hiwall1 hiwall1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: White Mtns, AZ
Posts: 95
Thanks: 67
Thanked 232 Times in 63 Posts
Default

I am very surprised at the number of people here who must have electric stoves in their kitchens. Gas stoves are much better to cook on and that is why every commercial operation uses gas stoves. And obviously gas cooktops work in times of no power. Plus because the cooktops work, you still have a heat source in the winter that does not need electricity.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2020, 10:18 AM
Toyboy Toyboy is offline
Midwest Born
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 783
Thanks: 313
Thanked 1,004 Times in 447 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hiwall1 View Post
I am very surprised at the number of people here who must have electric stoves in their kitchens. Gas stoves are much better to cook on and that is why every commercial operation uses gas stoves. And obviously gas cooktops work in times of no power. Plus because the cooktops work, you still have a heat source in the winter that does not need electricity.
totally agree! it was one of the first changes I made when I started prepping, they are much better to cook as as well as you can precisely control heat. and its so much easier during a power outage than having to bust out alternative cooking.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Toyboy For This Useful Post:
Old 09-18-2020, 11:07 AM
lasers lasers is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 2,820
Thanks: 42
Thanked 3,816 Times in 1,735 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hiwall1 View Post
I am very surprised at the number of people here who must have electric stoves in their kitchens. Gas stoves are much better to cook on and that is why every commercial operation uses gas stoves. And obviously gas cooktops work in times of no power. Plus because the cooktops work, you still have a heat source in the winter that does not need electricity.
Not all gas cook tops work without power. There are modern ones that wont allow the gas to turn on if there isn't electric, you can't even light them manually. Anyone who had a gas stove should make sure it will work when the power is out. Also in my area it is quite common after a tornado goes though there ends up being natural gas leaks and the only way to safely get rescue workers in is to shut off gas to the entire area. Sometimes the gas is only off for a couple hours but I have also seen it shut off for 5-6 days when a tornado went through a trailer park and there were dozens of damaged lines.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to lasers For This Useful Post:
Old 09-18-2020, 12:15 PM
hiwall1 hiwall1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: White Mtns, AZ
Posts: 95
Thanks: 67
Thanked 232 Times in 63 Posts
Default

I live and learn every single day
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2020, 12:40 PM
MikeK's Avatar
MikeK MikeK is offline
Walking methane refinery
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 57
Posts: 65,177
Thanks: 134,869
Thanked 157,619 Times in 45,623 Posts
Awards Showcase
Outstanding Member 
Total Awards: 1
Default

I always felt the same way about gas heating and cooking. I was reminded that not everyone lives in an area served by gas lines. Something I hadn't considered, since I had never experienced that myself. Yep, I live and learn too.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MikeK For This Useful Post:
Old 09-18-2020, 01:44 PM
~Black.Dog~ ~Black.Dog~ is online now
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,885
Thanks: 2,421
Thanked 7,786 Times in 2,254 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lasers View Post
Not all gas cook tops work without power. There are modern ones that wont allow the gas to turn on if there isn't electric, you can't even light them manually. Anyone who had a gas stove should make sure it will work when the power is out. Also in my area it is quite common after a tornado goes though there ends up being natural gas leaks and the only way to safely get rescue workers in is to shut off gas to the entire area. Sometimes the gas is only off for a couple hours but I have also seen it shut off for 5-6 days when a tornado went through a trailer park and there were dozens of damaged lines.
Most cook tops will work just fine. You can't use the electric starter but the gas will flow, so all you need is a match.
Many modern gas ovens will not work without power, however. Some kind of safety feature to prevent explosions. Of course,, the new digital temp readout wouldn't work without power.
But we can run ours with a small generator. I think even my little 700watt Harbor Freight one will do it since its a tiny draw. I haven't tried with that one but I have tested it with one of my 2000watt inverter Ryobi's and it was fine. Very little gas use for baking bread, cake, cookies, roasts and stuff.
We switched from an electric range to propane several years ago as a prep. No natural gas lines out here but the big tank of propane lasts a loooong time with just the range on it. We much prefer cooking on gas as opposed to electric.
As a bonus, my wife learned to cook most everything she wanted to on our winter heat source, the woodstove. Before making the switch to propane our electric range was on its last legs and was hit or miss as to whether the oven would decide to work. Wife switched to cooking on the woodstove and one of our butane stoves. She became very adept at it and cooked most everything she wanted to. Even a birthday cake in kind of a Dutch oven rigged up on the woodstove.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2020, 01:47 PM
hiwall1 hiwall1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: White Mtns, AZ
Posts: 95
Thanks: 67
Thanked 232 Times in 63 Posts
Default

We have always had propane at our houses. As long as you keep the tank full you always have the gas for cooking and heating. This house and our last house I bought an additional tank so we could have a steady two-year supply on hand.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2020, 03:53 PM
dontbuypotteryfromme's Avatar
dontbuypotteryfromme dontbuypotteryfromme is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Far north queensland Australia
Posts: 21,014
Thanks: 4,428
Thanked 16,224 Times in 8,630 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IamZeke View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by dontbuypotteryfromme View Post
Sorry I actually deny it. I have been using it for about 5 years.

It is gas. The heat goes in to the pot. What smoke heat tinge are you on about?

What gas cooker has paint that stripps off?

You are making stuff up again.
Did I say the paint strips off? Now you are grasping for the ledge as the bottom falls out.

I said scuffed, smoked tinged, and color heat distortion. There is a very good reason grill paints are typically dark or black. Bright yellow takes almost nothing to end up looking used and dirty.

It's a closet queen like its owner.
I honestly don't know what you are saying.

So you have invented this idea that paint discolours or whatever. You have made up this notion that this will happen to my particular brand of cooker. And made up that yellow paint will show discolouration too easily.

You have then come to the conclusion that because that cooker has not met your desired level of damage or age that it hasn't been used.

The whole thing sounds more made up than your military career.

But if it is any consolation. It is powder coat not paint apparently.

https://www.gasmate.com.au/camping-l...r-stove-cs1095
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2020, 05:56 PM
down under down under is online now
Target Shooter
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Australia
Posts: 418
Thanks: 1,911
Thanked 693 Times in 285 Posts
Default

This is a common setup for houses in country Australia (although I think this pic comes from New Zealand). Most houses in cities are connected to a gas line.
Click image for larger version

Name:	gas setup.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	35.0 KB
ID:	310244
It is a two way switch at the top.
When one tank runs out you manually switch over to the other. As some have said, a 100lb tank lasts for a long time if only used for cooking. Gives you plenty of time to get the empty one refilled.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2020, 06:31 PM
NCalHippie's Avatar
NCalHippie NCalHippie is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 15,838
Thanks: 35,391
Thanked 29,953 Times in 11,089 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by down under View Post
This is a common setup for houses in country Australia (although I think this pic comes from New Zealand). Most houses in cities are connected to a gas line.
Attachment 310244
It is a two way switch at the top.
When one tank runs out you manually switch over to the other. As some have said, a 100lb tank lasts for a long time if only used for cooking. Gives you plenty of time to get the empty one refilled.
That is how travel trailers (caravans to you) are set up over here.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to NCalHippie For This Useful Post:
Old 09-18-2020, 06:43 PM
IamZeke's Avatar
IamZeke IamZeke is offline
Beer Truck Door Gunner
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 30,065
Thanks: 37,610
Thanked 64,823 Times in 22,015 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dontbuypotteryfromme View Post
So you have invented this idea that paint discolours or whatever.
LMAO! As if BBQ spray paint doesn't exist or why it exists. I've forgotten more about metal coatings than you could ever fathom.

That stove is a closet queen like its owner.

Just more of your make believe. Like your early times here talking about your self defense skills that ended up with you glorifying a milk crate for personal defense, or later when you tried to weigh in on military tactics because you've seen a military base in your area and had a couple beers with troops.

You are survivalist poser and fraud. You would have bailed ages ago from here, but you found you can also spew your statist socialist idolatry as well. At this point no BS is off limits for you. You wouldn't last a day in your Outback without a car to escape it.
__________________
Need more info? Try this:

Search using Google, type "site:survivalistboards.com" in Google's search box, followed by the search parameters. You can use all normal conventions, limit searches by date, etc. Works quite well and beats the native search function.
Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net