Saturday, October 27, 2012
Emergency Cooking, Part Two
Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
A couple of weeks ago, I started writing about emergency cooking. The post sucked.
Let me try again.
Single Burner Propane Stove
I suggest the fat short bottles; they're more stable then the tall skinny propane bottles.
Propane never goes bad, as long as; the container is in good shape.
Notice, the canteen cup easily fits on the burner. This set-up is perfect for heating hot water for some hot cocoa, coffee, or ramen noodles.
Needless to say, you don't need to buy or have a canteen cup (Plus, it would suck trying to cook a meal for a family of five) to heat some water. You can use your regular pots and pans.
You will notice, that is about as big a pot as you want to use for the single burner propane stove.
Note: I had to take the stand off to be able to get the propane stove under the pot.
The red pot is a five quart enameled cast iron pot
By the way, the supports for the pot are landscaping blocks I pulled from my partner's garden for the photo.
Double Burner Stove
A more expensive option is the double burner stove. These stoves use to burn only two types of fuel, propane or 'white' gas. Now a days, two burn stoves can burn unleaded motor fuel.
This picture shows the compact model.
By now, you might be thinking about how we store our Coleman Fuel/unleaded gasoline.
We don't. We store propane for our cooking needs.
Yep, you read right. Propane.
One stove, three possible fuels to cook with.
Spare Parts and Accessories
As you can tell, we have more than one converter for our stove. We also have other stuff.
The pump pressurizes the tank, so the fuel will flow into the burners.
We also have two fuel filters and some lamp shade nuts. The nuts hold the shade for a Dual Fuel lantern.
The whole reason I posted this picture?
Notice the coil of black hose and the brass 'thingy' in the middle of the hose.
The brass thingy is a propane filler coupler. It allows the hose to hook up to the propane converter, so my family and I can also use five gallon (20 pound) propane cylinders.
Yes, the same cylinders you use for your ...
This grill has a small burner and a main grilling area this grill will allow my family to heat their food for important physical and psychological reasons.
Trust me, nothing is better then a warm drink on a cold day.
Wikipedia - Naphtha
Didn't Fit the Narative
Needless to say, there are some photographs that didn't get included in the article.
By the way, those flaps on the side of the stove are to protect the stove from the wind. A breeze will push the heat away from the pot; causing the pot to take longer to heat.
Just think, if the pot was full.
The one on the right is a French aluminum canteen cup, with wire handles this one is very close to the later model of United States canteen cups.
Old timers like the canteen cup on the left because it won't tip back and spill coffee like the wire handle model. Plus, these United States canteen cup is stainless steel; it's a lot more durable (less likely to bend) then the French aluminum canteen cup.
If you go looking for a propane converter, please consider Campmor. I have done business with them, off and on, for over 20 years.
Campmor - Century Propane Conversion Kit