Cooking When the Utilities Are Out

Whether you need to cook in an emergency depends on your tolerance for snack foods. For most people, after a few meals of dried fruit, granola and energy bars, crackers, beef jerky and Crystalite, you will be as happy for something hot and tasty as the America G.I.’s were in WWII when they were lucky enough to capture a German camp kitchen, and could eat something other than their C-rations.

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Is your family ready for an emergency, such as an earthquake, an extended power failure, a blizzard, a house fire, chemical spill, or other emergency?

Read more: Community Emergency Preparedness