I have decided to start a new series that I hope will be of help for many of us. We often check our preparations to insure we have enough supplies for a given emergency. However, it is not enough to own them, it is critical that we know how to use them, where to locate them, and to have the mindset to use them without pause or undo stress. This, I introduce you to “Wake-Up Wednsday”. A series that focuses on moving from physical ownership to mental ownership.
Scenario: Power Outage Day 4
So, I have a question for you. Is your beautiful cast iron Dutch Oven still in the box? If you’ve pulled it out, did you actually cook with it? My challenge to you is to see if you can prepare a FULL meal with stored foods (no freezer or fridge foods allowed).
If you have an electric stove (like I do) then this would also mean you have to determine an alternate way to cook. I’m sure you’ve already considered what you would do: build a campfire? Use your grill? Use a solar oven? Pull out the propane stove? All of these are acceptable, yet each can have its complications. Will your pan hold up to the heat of an open flame? (This is where that Dutch Oven comes into play). Do you have something to use to get that hot pot off the flames without catching on fire?
It is all well, and good, to have thought through how to handle these options – but nothing can compare to the actual experience and the comfort of knowing you can handle the situation.
Good Luck, and I look forward to hearing your results!!