Perhaps you’ve been pining for some of those old manual kitchen tools you see in your local antique stores or on EBay. You’ve put serious thought to acquiring a few of them – just in case. You know that when the power goes out, these manual kitchen tools are invaluable resources. There’s a reason Grandma cherished hers, after all.
Plus, Grandma could really throw a punch with her “egg beater arm” – and that’s not a bad skill to have either!
In part one of this tutorial, I showed you how to roast coffee beans without electricity.
Why would you do this instead of just drinking instant in the event of a power loss? Well, some of us really like real coffee. Instant is great, but sometimes you just need something real – especially in times of distress. And green coffee beans store exceedingly well for the long term.
If you are at all concerned about planning for a prolonged power outage, being able to go from green coffee bean to a cup of brewed coffee is a powerful thing. I know of one person who plans on doing this as a barter – not bartering the beans, but bartering brewed coffee as a means of survival.
Even if you don’t plan on being the post-apocalyptic Starbucks, a brewed cup of coffee is never too far away if you’re set up right.
Coffee After the Apocalypse Tutorial: How to Go From Green Bean to Ravishing Roast Without Electricity
The big storm has knocked the power out. You don’t know how long it will be before it’s restored – it could be days, weeks, or months. You’ve been a good scout, and have the basics covered. Your family is fed, watered, and sheltered. But the instant coffee you stored for just such a situation is just not cutting it.
Before the storm, you were a confirmed coffee drinker – okay, so a coffee snob, really. But now, you’ve been relegated to some warm drink that’s just freeze-dried memories of some substance that used to be coffee.
You need the power of real coffee in your life again.
It’s that startling moment when the lights go out in the middle of the night.
You haven’t had time to mount your flashlights next to your bed. And you can’t find your candles in the complete dark. As you stumble about, you notice a white glow coming from your vegetable garden.
It’s the solar lighting you put out there earlier this year.
Often overlooked as a preparedness tool, solar lighting is something we should all consider. You can use them in many other ways than just looking pretty: from increasing egg production, to charging batteries, to preparing your unprepared loved ones.