Many times in an emergency the power goes off or we are required to switch off the electricity outlet to prevent any further damage due to natural disasters. Often, the power outages can last from days to weeks and even months. Natural disasters can occur anytime and all you can do is be ready to survive them.
We all know food, water, shelter, and fire are the topmost priorities of any survivalist, but what if the power goes out and you can’t leave your home for several days. You may be able to heat up your food from a fireplace or a Dutch oven, but what if your food requires more than a heat-up. What will you do if the power is out and your kids want waffles or husband can’t open his eyes without a sip of his coffee?
Fortunately, there are many non-electronic alternatives of the everyday kitchen appliances that we take for granted. You can also start replacing your current kitchen appliances with the non-electrical versions to be more prepared for any impending blackouts.
- Manual Blender: A hand blender works just like an electrical blender. However, it takes more strength so make sure you have clamped it to something sturdy before using.
- French Press: These coffee makers are often used as a travel companion. Making coffee in a French press is easy. Just boil water in the way you find convenient and add the coffee grounds. Allow it to sit for five minutes and then use the plunger to push the coffee grounds all the way to the bottom. Coffee is ready!
- Camp Stove Toaster: Just place the toaster over a small fire and place your bread on it. It may take longer than electrical bread toaster, but the end result is perfect.
- Waffle Iron: These are made from cast iron and are equipped with long handles making it easy for the users to hold it over the fire. Preheat it before adding the waffles and keep it on low flame.
- Hand Flour Mill: The manual grinders are able to grind oats, wheat, rice, barley, and various beans into flour. With a hand flour mill, your family can eat fresh tasty, fresh, and healthier foods every day – not just on the days of emergency.
- Dough Maker: Of course you can make dough by hand, but a dough maker minimizes the mess and strength that goes in the process. Just add all the ingredients in the dough maker, crank it for a few minutes and your dough is ready.
- Wonder bag: The wonder bag works as an alternative to slow cooker. Just heat up your food in the way it’s convenient for you and place it in the Wonder bag. The bag will use the heat already present in your food and slow cook it for up to 12 hours.
- Ice Cream Maker: Who can think about ice-cream in an emergency? But if the light is going to be off for a long time, the ice in your freezer will melt. Why not make the best use of it. Just add it to the maker along with other ingredients, crank it up and you have ice cream.
- Food Strainer: Just cut some fruits and vegetables in half, add them to the machine, and crank it. The food strainer will separate the seeds, skin, and stem giving you your own homemade jam, juices, and sauces.
- Meat Grinder: This is made of tin-casted irons and allows the users to grind meat, chicken, pork, and even vegetables using three different nozzle options.
Keep these essential items handy – they will not only help you during an emergency but can also be used in everyday situations to prepare delicious food.