Alternative Cooking & Heating Methods During a Power Outage

Winter and a survival or emergency situation can be particular challenges for staying warm, cooking and resolving freezing situations. Knowing a few survival heating methods is a good skill to have. Keeping the heat in check at home, blackouts, frozen water pipes and keeping warm are just some of the problems to deal with. The following suggestions may make dealing with the cold and power outages a bit more tolerable.

While some electronic (battery) options are listed below, consider the possibility that an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) could render them useless. Non-electronics may be better all-around preparation choices.

Important things to consider before cooking:
Alternative Cooking/Heating Methods:
Indoor / Outdoor
Outdoor Only
Search here for other options or variations of the items listed above.

Body Warming Options:

See Also:
How To Build and Maintain a Fire
Emergency Shelters & Interior Environmental Control
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