Thursday 6 November 2014

Why you should have a BBQ grill, camp stove, and/or fire pit even if you never camp

So, the title is pretty self explanatory!

Everyone should have outdoor cooking supplies, even if you have NO interest whatsoever in camping, picnicking, or cooking out.


Because when the power and/or gas goes out, even if it's short term, you'll still be able to cook, and if it's a longer lasting outage, you can use fire to preserve your perishable foods. 

Sure, you might be able to just eat sandwiches or go out to eat if your power is out, but what if the power is out because of downed trees, heavy storms, or other inclement weather? Even if you can drive or walk anywhere, are restaurants going to be open? If the outage is widespread or roads are dangerous or impassable, that answer is going to be a no for anything nearby, and the closest places that are open will likely be mobbed, so there will be long wait times, overcrowding, and they will run out of things. 

Another thing to consider is that when things go wrong, people tend to panic. Panicked people can do some pretty stupid shit!

You'll be much better off avoiding all the hassle and staying at home, where you can have a home-cooked, hot meal without a whole lot more hassle than cooking indoors. 

Just about anything can be cooked on a grill or fire, and often tastes better than conventional methods! 
This includes desserts, breads, soups, stews, vegetables, casseroles, and pretty much anything you can think of. 

If you don't believe me, just pick any dish that you think won't work and do a search for "grill recipe". I bet you'll find it! And if you don't, let me know in the comments, and I'll be shocked if I can't find or create one for you. (Yes, that did look like a challenge, didn't it?)

Oh, and just FYI, since I strongly suspect many of you are going to go straight for the "you can't do baked Alaska on the grill" challenge, think again. Google just gave me About 835,000 results in 0.32 seconds.

Nexxxxxxt? ;-)

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