posted on Feb, 9 2010 @ 08:13 PM
Sterno, etc. is a decent temporary cooking fuel. If I were to spend a few dollars on emergency cooking technology, myself I'd tend toward a blast
match or flint and steel, a decent
, and a nesting camp mess kit.
Most times, we can always find dry (wood) fuel. A couple of sterno cans surely doesn't hurt, and they're fairly lightweight and portable. At our
house, our emergency cook kit fills an medium-sized Alice pack, and that includes things often forgotten, such as soap, towels, spices, firestarter,
headlamps (although I tend toward wrapping them around my arm, rather than targeting my head), and the ever-popular and multi-functional roll of
garbage bags. Also includes normal things such as a SS mess kit, cutlery, knives, TP, and a coupla steel tins of olive oil.
We don't plan on bugging out (noplace to really bug TO on this small island), but the Alice packs and their pockets are a handy way to organize