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Article -How to cook inside, with no smoke, without gas or electricity

Discussion in 'Farming, Gardening, & Homesteading' started by twp, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Not all of these options are suitable for an EOTW situation, but they will work for short term needs, such as power outages.

    How to cook inside, with no smoke, without gas or electricity

    With the exception of the propane stove, these are suitable for use indoors. Beware of propane/butane stoves because they will use up your oxygen and generate CO2.

    Obviously, a wood stove needs both air intake and chimney for exhaust. Smoke should be taken into consideration, depending on what is happening in your area.

    For short term heating, I do keep a few hand warmer packs and MRE heaters. They are NOT easily replaceable after a serious crisis, but will serve in cases such as a Get Home trip.
     
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    lonewolf Well-Known Member

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    any cooking indoors except for mains gas or electricity should involve opening a ventilation gap in a window to allow the fumes to escape, a through draft is required, a battery CO2 detector would be a good addition also.
     
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    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    A CO2 detector is a good thing to have.
     
  4. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Being pedantic; A CO (carbon monoxide) detector is (should be) part of the detector. Not just smoke and particles and not just CO2 (carbon dioxide).
     
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    sorry, I meant a monoxide detector.
     
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    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    No problem, it's my teaching background showing through...
     
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    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I totally missed that too.

    The CO detectors are cheap and easy to have around now. They are actually required to be installed here like smoke detectors if you are renting or selling a house. I don't think that's a bad idea at all.
     

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