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    Default Hurricane Prepping.

    I live on the Gulf Coast, and my Mom came to me asking what kind of stove I use to prep my hiking meals. She has an electric stove and if she loses power she can't cook. Now I use some home made Fancy Feast stoves, but I was wondering, what stove would you suggest to use in such a case inside a home?

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    Nothing INSIDE a home if it involves ANY type of flame.

    Pocket rocket for OUTSIDE. Propane BBQ OUTSIDE. Charcoal BBQ OUTSIDE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hiker View Post
    Nothing INSIDE a home if it involves ANY type of flame.

    Pocket rocket for OUTSIDE. Propane BBQ OUTSIDE. Charcoal BBQ OUTSIDE.
    That makes zero sense. Ever have a gas stove or a propane stove in your kitchen? Geesh.

    These are decent little stoves. https://www.target.com/p/coleman-174...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I believe there are various makers as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyPincher View Post
    That makes zero sense. Ever have a gas stove or a propane stove in your kitchen? Geesh.

    These are decent little stoves. https://www.target.com/p/coleman-174...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I believe there are various makers as well.
    ^this.

    I would not use a cat-can liquid fuel stove inside my house. Too easy to have a flaming spill and cause no end of grief. The butane stoves are perfectly safe to use indoors. Much less chance to burn your house down, or worse, yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMoon View Post
    ^this.

    I would not use a cat-can liquid fuel stove inside my house. Too easy to have a flaming spill and cause no end of grief. The butane stoves are perfectly safe to use indoors. Much less chance to burn your house down, or worse, yourself.
    Both. I really don't want to get rid of my NG stove either. Liquid fuel has potential safety issues. Most backpacking stoves are too easy to knock over. For the non camper, I would stick to burners designed to be used as an extra or table top burner. Everyone should have a battery powered CO monitor.

    Outdoor propane grills can produce CO when closed and the air restricted.


    Water is the real issue. I grew up in Houston and we always filled the bathtubs with water primarily for toilet water. More if you don't have a backyard.

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    A nice stable canister stove and a bunch of the medium and or Large canisters.
    I loaned friends my Primus multi-fuel stove and middle size canisters after a tornado knocked out their power for a week. They really enjoyed hot coffee.
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    There are chemical heated “ready to eat” meals, but they are expensive, solar might work at times...is this a trick question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    There are chemical heated “ready to eat” meals, but they are expensive, solar might work at times...is this a trick question?
    Nope. I am being serious because my mom was concerned after what happened to Houston and Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedar1974 View Post
    Nope. I am being serious because my mom was concerned after what happened to Houston and Florida.
    I hear ya, nothing like some hot food to keep the spirits up.

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    A standard 2-burner Coleman propane stove is what I have in my earthquake emergency supply (the big concern in California). This isn't any more dangerous to use in the kitchen than the (natural) gas cooktop I use every day. The Coleman camping stove is much more stable than a backpacking stove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownEaster View Post
    A standard 2-burner Coleman propane stove is what I have in my earthquake emergency supply (the big concern in California). This isn't any more dangerous to use in the kitchen than the (natural) gas cooktop I use every day. The Coleman camping stove is much more stable than a backpacking stove.
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    Sterno Inferno stove uses gelled alcohol. Has stabilizing swing out legs. doesn't cost an arm and a leg ,-)

    https://www.amazon.com/Sterno-70138-.../dp/B0169ZDUOM

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    I'd use a canister stove. It's easy to use and no different then the propane kitchen stove I normally cook on. Heck, when I ran out of propane earlier this summer and didn't want to have the tank filled up right away, I cooked on my canister stove for a couple of weeks.
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    Alcohol stove with Mountain Home, Ramen or add Hot Water meals
    Small campstove

    Used to have a fireplace insert big enough to cook on.
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    I cook all the time indoors with all the above mentioned stoves, for a couple of years now to stay in practice, and have never had a incident. Just know your stove and use common sense. I even use my water filters and headlamps! Keep all my camping equipment at the ready just in case.

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    My own ice storm, tornado, hurricane & Zombie Apocalypse cooking setup at home:
    4 burner propane grill with a 5th burner for pot, skillets, etc. and 2 20 pound propane bottles. On my deck.
    JetBoil SOL, Pocket Rocket 2 & Primus MFS with 10-12 medium canisters.
    SVEA 123 and Primus MFS with 1 gallon of Coleman fuel.
    3 bottles of Maker’s Mark. For drinking. Never for cooking.
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    Liquid Nitrogen

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    Lost power for a week after a hurricane years ago. We live 5 hours from the coast. Cannot imagine a direct hit.
    I had up to 4 separate dishes cooking at same time on 3 different stoves and a charcoal grill. Whisperlite, canister and alochol. It was actually fun trying to juggle the three at one time.
    The suggestion of a 2 burner camp stove is solid. Would have made cooking for a family much easier.

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    If its Mom, Coleman propane cannister stove. Optionally get the adapter for the big tank, but that's more fiddly. If its me, Coleman white gas stove.

    They also make a 3-burner.

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    In addition to my propane grill and charcoal grill I have a single burner butane stove that you commonly see at dessert and omelet stations of large buffets. I also now have a 30KW generator that will run the entire house after spending a week without power after an ice storm a few years ago, so you could say I'm a bit over-prepared.

    As luck would have it, we haven't had a serious weather event (hurricane or otherwise) since I installed the generator.

    Go figure.

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