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Converting a Coleman Stove to Use 5 Gallon Tanks of Propane.

If you have a Coleman stove that works on the small propane canisters, you can readily adapt it to work off a five- gallon propane tank.  This lets you run your stove almost 20 times longer without refueling.  It takes a simple adapter that is sold by Coleman for $9.99.  The adapter goes between the hose and the tank.  You can also get an 8 ft hose so that your propane tank can be set further from the stove.

It is cheaper to buy your propane in the larger tanks.  The main advantage of the small tanks is ease of movement. …

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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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