When you look at all the calamities that have taken place in the world, you can see that there were people who struggled with the basic needs for survival. Many of these people had no way to cook their food because they didn’t prepare ahead of time.
For your bugging out needs, you must have a portable fuel source. Some people are of the mindset that they’ll just eat canned goods and that they can eat those without cooking them.
While it’s true that you can do that in some circumstances, in an emergency situation when all you can grab is your day pack, you may not have access to all those canned foods.
Without the ability to safely cook the foods that you catch with fishing or hunting, you’ll end up having to go hungry. You have to always make sure you have a plan for the worst case scenario.
When the world goes off the grid, you have to know how you’re going to make it. There are many different ways of cooking when you’re off the grid.
What some people do is they create campfires. That’s good when the weather allows. But it’s not helpful when you’re in an area prone to wildfires and starting a campfire is too dangerous to consider. Plus, when you build a campfire outside, if a storm rolls in, the rain will quickly put out your campfire.
Because you could be hiking for some distance, you have to make sure that your portable fuel source is lightweight. Products that are heavy will only slow you down when you need to move quickly.
You need to have a fuel source that will allow you to boil water and cook whole meals as well as simple foods. If you have little children, especially babies or toddlers, you’ll need that fuel source to prepare things like bottles of formula and warm foods.
During the darkest, most uncertain of times, being able to prepare hot food will go a long way toward boosting morale as well.
Your best options for buying a portable fuel source is to get something like the Coleman 1 Burner Bottle Top Stove Green 200020950.
If you need something larger, remember that you want a stove that’s lightweight like the Camp Chef MS2HP Mountain Camping Series Outdoor Cooking 2 Burner High Pressure Camp Stove.
When considering which stove to get, always go with the one that’s the lightest weight but highest performing stove. If you get one with a wind shield as well as one that closes for quick shut down, those are features that you want as well.