Cooking after the Apocalypse: How Many Portable Stoves Does a Survivor Need?
When you think shelf-stable, do you immediately think of meat? Me neither. I mean, sure, my pantry is full of the usual zombie-fighting foods – canned milk and corn, yeah, but meat has been an issue we’ve been debating around the ol’ Prephappy offices lately. Do we stock up on canned meat or just plan […]
As a prepper, I want to give my head-in-the sand loved ones the security I find in being prepared. But I’ve tried this before, and it just didn’t work out so great. What I found out, and you may have discovered for yourself, is that my non-prepper loved ones think I’m nuts. And my thoughtful prepper gifts were most likely re-gifted to someone at their workplace as a going away gift. Note to self: “no prepper gifts to non-preppers.”
So now, I’ve gotten sneaky about it and started fitting the prep to the person. If you’re looking for the right gifts for your non-prepper loved ones, try this: recall a problem that your loved one has expressed during the past year, and solve that problem with a prep. Once you start doing this, you’ll might find that it gets easier to give prepper gifts to non-preppers. It won’t solve all their problems, but let’s face it, neither will the hand-crank radio you gave them last year, now forgotten in a closet.
Today, I’m sharing with you my list of gifts for non-preppers cooks. We all like food, right?
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.