The first thing that came to mind was a wood stove... the simple ones that are for heating your home. And as I was doing some more research I came across wood burning cooks stoves... PERFECT! We of course can't have one of these till we have our homestead but it's definitely going under my Front Porch Dreams wishlist.
Imagine having power out for days but still being able put warm supper on the table including freshly baked bread! It also has the added benefit of warming the room in which you are cooking in during the colder months. I must admit I didn't know much about cook stoves or wood stoves prior to a few days ago but now that I know a little more... I feel it's a necessary item for our homestead. After all... what's more important than feeding and keeping your family warm.
I must admit though for the immediate future I need to do some more research of how we can be more prepared for power outages while living in rentals with no wood burning stoves. We could always fire up my husband's charcoal grill! I'll get back to you on that one!
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