“Best Portable Wood Camping Stove”
Wow it’s been very busy for us here lately. But now I’m back and giving an update on how we been prepping as inexpensively as possible. We’ve purchased many items in reference to the areas of heating and cooling which is a very important part of preparing.
So we needed to choose and buy a few items that’s not too expensive that we can use safely indoors for heating the home. It didn’t matter to us as to whether it is from propane, kerosene and/or wood, so we chose one item from each source.
Firstly we purchased two of a Carbon Steel Camp Wood Burning Stove which to my surprise was very inexpensive as we paid $135.00 for each one (with free shipping too) and so knowing that it will be here in our home for immediate use in a SHTF situation or just in case electricity goes out in the dead of winter like it did this past winter and this past winter we had some really cold days. I also like that we can even cook food on this stove and so I feel we are ready for almost anything when it comes to keeping the house warm. But what we really want and have our eyes on is a nice sized “actual cast iron wood burning stove” which will be our next purchase this winter hopefully. But for now I think this little Camp Wood Burning Stove will do…. as is a wise substitute for now and the fact that it can be used in any of the rooms in the house with a window well that idea pleases me a lot.
So the plan is to knock out one of the small glass window panes in the living room and cover that pane area with a cut to fit block of wood with a hole with metal sheeting big enough to run the metal venting pipe through it to the outside. And yes I know in no way will it be equivalent to a nice sized cast iron wood burning stove we planning to buy later but it will at least keep us covered for now just in case we find ourselves needing a substitute. The good thing about this little wood burning camp stove is that we could grab up some thick branches and chunky pieces of wood that is always lying around outdoors and in our woods and we won’t have to do so much work like chop down a huge tree in order to fill this stove for heating and cooking although it wouldn’t hurt if we did have some wood reserves ready, you just never know. We already know a cast iron stove would be so much better and holds heat longer than this carbon steel stove but until we can do better we will have to settle for second best for now and it’s a whole lot better than sitting in the house freezing our behinds off for not having anything at all if things take a bad turn beforehand.
We also purchased two other items to help keep us warm. We added to our stores a Big Buddy Portable Heater that uses propane and a Dura Heat Kerosene Heater as well.
I have to tell you that one winter we had to use the Dura Heat Kerosene Heater and got to witness that this thing really does kick out a lot of heat. Actually it did heat up the entire house really very well to our surprise. I tell you I am seeing that almost anything with a nice size flame generates a huge amount of heat. So I am glad that we only had to spend less than $100 a piece for the Big Buddy Heater and the Dura Heat Kerosene Heater. So for all three of these items I feel we did pretty good. But I do hope to go back and purchase a second one of each of theses two items just in case one gives out.
And now as far as keeping us cool this summer we are a little better equipped for the next time the lights go out during a storm. So we plan to use two of our 10 inch, O2 Cool Battery Operated Fans we purchased last summer. These two fans does help put out a nice flowing breeze throughout our bedroom or for in the kitchen while cooking meals as these helps a great deal in keeping it slightly cooler than having nothing at all. A lot of time when the lights go out we leave open the door so that a nice breeze flows through both screened front and back door. So it will work as far as helping to ease some of the discomfort through a hot summer no electricity night until we can get our lights restored and so we did stock up on a slew of extra batteries as well for them.
So tell me what is your plan as far as your heating and cooling your home in a SHTF situation? Are you ready for come what may yet?
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