Every single day, people were faced with extreme life-or-death survival conditions…
Dwindling food supplies (people were literally slaughtering ZOO ANIMALS for meat!)…
No drinking water treatment (they even tried to purify sewer water!)…
And wide-spread crime as even “upstanding” citizens turned to stealing from neighbors to feed their family… sometimes by force!
It’s this last threat that I think most Americans are just not prepared for.
I mean, think about it…
Assuming YOU are more “prepared” than your neighbors and have the foresight to stock away some food and a way to provide safe drinking water, you and I both know that the citizens around you are NOT preparing (like, at all!)
That’s why EVERY daily activity you’re used to doing needs to be looked at with a more “covert” approach in order to keep your level of preparedness hidden from all around you.
That especially includes your food supply, and here are…
3 Grid-Down Covert Cooking Tricks To Keep The Starving “Zombies” Away From Your Front Door In A Crisis…
Ok, first of all, yes… I know that, without electricity, you could just start a fire and roast a local cat over a spit (just kidding), but here’s what you must understand…
Fire attracts attention!
Anyone from MILES around who smells a “campfire” under extreme conditions is going to show up to see if you’re cooking something over that fire.
No bueno amigo!
Here are 3 better methods, and their pros & cons…
1. Gas Cooking
This is definitely the easiest method of cooking for most families.
If you have a backyard gas grill or gas “camp stove”, you could just spark it up and throw things like meat and veggies onto the grill.
But there are some drawbacks…
First of all, while people won’t smell the fire… they WILL likely smell what you’re cooking (and you know what they’ll do next, right?)
Also, you can’t take most backyard grills with you if you’re forced to bug-out to a safer location.
You CAN take a “camp stove” in your vehicle, but then there’s also this problem…
Once you run out of propane canisters, you’re done.
And I’m not a big fan of depending on ANY limited resource without a backup plan.
Here’s a better option (I’m pretty sure you’ve not heard of)…
I have to say, this is pretty cool…
It’s basically a giant foam-filled bag that acts like a powerless slow-cooker.
All you do is boil or cook a large cast iron (or other) pot for about 5-15 minutes and then stick it inside the foam bag where it will continue to cook for the next 12 hours.
No “smells”… no electricity needed… and unlike a large gas-grill, it’s portable if you need to evacuate.
The downsides are that…
- You still have the challenge of finding a way to get the cooking started BEFORE you put the pot in the Wonderbag.
- 12 hours is a LONG time to wait for your food to cook.
- It doesn’t cook “small amounts” of food very well because it needs a larger pot’s heat to continue the cooking process.
- It’s actually bigger than what I prefer. In order for it to have enough insulation to continue cooking the food, it ends up being almost a quarter of the size of the big bean-bag chair I had as a kid! It’s very lightweight… but still not very transportable in my opinion.
I have one of these, but it’s not my primary method for “grid-down covert cooking”.
Here’s what I switched to…
3. Solar Cooking
I’ve see this “Sun Oven” demonstrated at all the “survival conventions” I speak at and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was the ultimate in “off grid cooking”.
No fire needed… no smells to attract unwanted moochers… easy set-up… and easy transporting.
Basically, it’s a fully contained unit that uses reflective panels to focus the sun’s rays into a tightly sealed “mini oven”.
It cooks both small and large meals nearly as fast as a conventional oven and never burns the food, so you can go about your day without ever having to worry about timing your trip .
Of course, it does need the sun to be able to cook… but it doesn’t even have to be a warm day to use it (it’s even been used to cook meals at the Mt. Everest Base Camp in frigid temperatures).
Plus, there are all kinds of extra “survival uses” for the Sun Oven, like:
- Dehydrates food for long-term storage
- Boils water for purification
- Kills bugs that get into stockpiled food
- And it even sterilizes medical equipment!
Learn more about the Sun Oven here, and enjoy your meals as you stockpile and prepare food for survival.