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Kerosene Stoves for When the Power is Out

I have had a couple of Butterfly stoves for several years now and have found them to be a good cook stove.  Yesterday I got one out to show someone.  It was a good excuse to practice with it.  These stoves have a learning curve.  They are not like using a modern stove; you need a lot more patience.

These stoves have a fuel bottle with a spring-loaded cap on it.  The bottle releases fuel into a fuel reservoir and the fuel then runs through a fuel rail to the burner.  The burner contains one woven fiberglass wick that is bent into a circle, about the size of a metal jar lid.  …

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How are You Going to Cook After the Grid Goes Down?

Different methods of cooking.

Something I have wanted to write about for a while is ways to cook when the power is out and you are dependent on what you have stored.  The following is an over view of several methods for cooking at your BOL I wish to discuss in depth in the future.

Campfires – The first method that most people think of is a campfire.  Personally, this would be very low on my choices.  Campfires are difficult to cook on, are highly visible and give off smoke.  Food odors can also be a problem.  They also are inefficient in their consumption of wood.  …

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