Summer and early/late fall is Hurricane season. Hurricane season extends from June through November. In addition, the South as well as the New England states have recently received their share of rare tornado touch downs with loss of power for days. Being a hiker and backpacker in the wilderness, I have accumulated survival skills that easily translates to emergency situations in one's daily home life when there is a loss of power due to storms. You do not need to be a hiker or backpacker as myself to adopt these survival skills to ensure that you still can have a home cooked vegetarian or vegan meal even when power in the home is loss due to seasonal storms. These survival skills ensure that you do not go astray and eat meat, poultry, or fish because you feel there is no alternative when power is loss.
Sister's Preparedness Tools in case of power loss to have a vegetarian or vegan meal:
1. Frozen soups and other vegetarian/vegan meals you previously prepared and placed in the freezer for later meals can be reheated on the camping stoves and in the camping pots and pans.
2. uncooked vegetables and fruits make a meal (raw vegan meals are quick and easy to prepare- many without need for appliances)
3. Camping stove (i.e. Coleman's backpacking or camping stove can be purchased for as little as $15. A small 8 oz or 16 oz fuel tank for the stove starts at $3.00) Camping Stores such as REI and Dicks Sporting Goods offer more varieties even at inexpensive prices. Vegetarian and vegan meals from whole food items can cook up quick on these stoves.
4. Camping pot sets can be purchased at Target or Wal-mart for as little as $20 for a set or $$5.00 for a small pot or pan. * Camping Stores such as REI and Dicks Sporting Goods offer more varieties even at inexpensive prices. Vegetarian and vegan meals from whole food items can cook up tastefully good on these pots and pans.
5. Camping stoves boil water in 30 seconds to 1 minute. That's quicker than a regular stove in case of emergency loss of power.
6. Teas and Coffees can be made on camping stoves using a camping percolator (approx starting $10) or just by boiling water in a pot
~ Sister Vegetarian