I grew up in Mississippi in the 60s/70s when it was common at least twice a season to lose power for several days at a time. I have vivid memories of my mom uttering the doom ultimatum: “If the power isn’t back on by morning, we’re going to lose $1,000 in food!” and “Don’t open the Fridge!” By morning, she would start dragging cases of food out to our backyard “cooking deck” where the entire compendium of barbecues, smokers and propane cookers would be busy grilling, sauteing, and frying like crazy. Everyone was invited over to eat for days on end. My dad would just shake his head and go out for more ice from any grocery that was open.
1 Gallon ‘Zero’ Filtered Water Pitcher
Lady Pantenburg is Debbie, or Mrs. Survival Common Sense. She has been married to Leon for 31 years and they have traveled all over the west on camping and outdoor adventures with their kids, and now as empty nesters. She is an accomplished Dutch oven and campfire cook. She figured out early in the marriage that outdoor activities were part of the whole package – their honeymoon was a 4-day canoe trip on the Potomac River.
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