Top 9 Pieces of Cookware You Need For Emergencies

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Check out these 9 pieces of cookware you need for emergencies. If you’re ever caught up in the middle of an emergency or natural disaster, having cookware that allows you to still be able to cook and prepare meals for your family will be extremely important for survival.

Especially if your situation does not improve over a longer stretch of time. It’s all about being prepared before we need to be, right? We can do this, life is good when we are prepared.

Here are several cookware items that are highly recommended for you to have during an emergency.  In case you missed my post How To Use A Kelly Kettle All you need are twigs or pine cones to boil water or cook a small pan of soup.

Cookware You Need For Emergencies

A Butane Stove

I have mentioned this before, I highly recommend a Butane Stove and stocking a few Extra Canisters of Fuel. Mark and I actually used one for a few weeks when we were waiting for a gas line to be run into our home for a gas stove.

When I would teach classes the stores would supply then for me to cook food storage meals in front of the students. If you use them at home, just crack a window, or use them outside if you feel more comfortable.

Coleman Mess Kit

The Coleman Mess Kit may not include eating utensils, but it provides you with an aluminum frying pan and a lid that will allow you to keep your utensils organized. Instead of using steel, this aluminum kit proves to be just as efficient and makes it so much lighter for you to carry. This kit would work for up two people and would be great for camping as well.

Carbon Steel Family Cook Set

The Carbon Steel Family Cook Set is just another way to go if you need a number of different pots and frying pans to support your cooking needs. It’s made with heavy-duty carbon steel and conveniently has a non-stick coating.

This set even features swinging handles to make it more compact while packing away, and there’s a bag for carrying. It’s also very easy to clean and each pot and pan can nest together to make your life a little easier.    

G.I. Can Opener

You don’t want to be caught with your pants down following an emergency, and not having a P-38 or a P-51 Can Opener. Especially when canned foods are ones that you have a pantry stocked full of. 

Telescoping Fork 

Coghlan’s Telescoping Fork is an extendable cooking fork that’s easy to rotate while pushing the thumb roller. It’s perfect for hotdogs and smores, as well as other types of food that you wish to roast above the fire.  

Coghlan’s Camper’s Knife 

A knife is another tool that you don’t want to be caught without. Coghlan’s Camper’s Knife comes with a fork, swiss army knife, and spoon that are detachable, as well as a can opener. It comes with a rubbery handle that makes it easy to hold and is quite a useful compact tool. 

Stainless Steel Cup 

Don’t forget that you’ll need to drink plenty of water too, and if you’re a big coffee drinker in the morning you’ll need a method for holding your cup of Joe. A Stainless Steel Cup is both durable and convenient to carry, holding up to 20 oz of liquid at a time. 

ZeroTrees Compostable Meal Kit 

If you’re looking for lightweight utensils, plates, and bowls to eat out of, but don’t like the idea of using plastic or paper that are not the best for the environment, the  ZeroTrees Compostable Meal Kit will solve this problem.

Everything in this kit is biodegradable, being made from sugarcane, yet is still extremely durable.   

Stainless Steel Multi-Utensil Set 

This Stainless Steel Multi-Utensil Set is versatile as well as compact, and comes with 3 different tools that are quite handy for you to have. It comes with a fork, spoon, knife, and so much more, cover included.

Deluxe Chow Kit

If you feel that you don’t need all those extra tools and simply need a regular cutlery set, the Deluxe Chow Kit is your way to go. This is probably one of my top choices for cookware you need for emergencies.

This cutlery set will truly be an awesome choice for when an emergency strikes.

Final Word 

Being prepared and in a position where you can prepare the food necessary to feed your family following an emergency is a smart strategy to have. Several of these cookware kits and tools will provide you with the necessary means to make the simple task of cooking that much easier.

These are not only great for emergencies, but also for when you decide to go camping.  What cookware you need for emergencies would you add to this list? Do you have any of the top 9 pieces of cookware you need for emergencies? These are pretty inexpensive and great for camping too! Stay safe, stay well. May God bless this world, Linda

Copyright Images: Butane Stove AdobeStock_230731685 by Randy Anderson

16 thoughts on “Top 9 Pieces of Cookware You Need For Emergencies

  • August 6, 2020 at 7:48 am
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    As far as the “G.I. can opener” goes, there are two types. The P-38 and the larger P-51. Your link goes to the Coghlan’s page on Amazon. However, if you search Amazon for either one I mentioned you will come up with less expensive options.

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    • August 6, 2020 at 10:11 am
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      Amazon sells one with a spoon on the end. While it’s short as a spoon it works well for my wife and her arthritis hands as leverage even better than the 51.

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  • August 6, 2020 at 8:57 am
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    MORNING FROM EVANS,WA. I just bought the one burner stove off AMAZON it very nice ! I had for years the GI can opener ! OH yes I even carry In my VAN 4 rolls of T P ! THANK you for some very good information

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    • August 6, 2020 at 8:59 am
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      HI Sarah Jean, I love hearing you have used the GI openers for years! You will love having that stove. Yay for 4 rolls of TP in van! Linda

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  • August 6, 2020 at 10:19 am
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    The butane stove that I have I was able to find a small oven that fits over the top of it and is great at biscuits n such.
    I’m probably (as in I am LOL) on the extreme end of things but I’ve got the butane stove with canisters, the oven that goes on top, a coleman stove, a single burner gas military stove, a stove/oven in the camper, a BBQ grill, smoker, a homemade firepit with homemade tripod and hanger, a Dutch Oven, stand alone fireplace and a few hundred pounds of propane and 4-5 ricks of wood at all times.
    I think I have a problem

    Like I’m short on butane canisters and I need to fix that LOL

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    • August 6, 2020 at 12:38 pm
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      Hi Matt, we both have a problem, we love being prepared, it’s who we are! I love hearing the items you have, ditto here! Linda
      Wait, no smoker, Sun Oven though!!

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  • August 6, 2020 at 10:22 am
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    Linda ~
    I have everything I need because I primitive camp. One thing that I am not doing at this time is getting more cookware!! I have enamel ware pots/pans, dishes/cups for my primitive camping (Mountain Man Rendezvous re-enactment) and cast iron. Heavy and I suppose if I were to have to bug out with a backpack, none of what I have or very little of it would be able to go with me. My camp kitchen box has 3 ways to open cans! – regular hand operated can opener, 3 or 4 P38 openers and butcher knives! Of course, butcher knives are the least efficient and least safe but I have opened many a can that way in a pinch.

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    • August 6, 2020 at 12:40 pm
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      Hi Leanne, you are my hero with primitive camping! I always love hearing your thoughts! Linda

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  • August 6, 2020 at 11:46 am
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    If you carry a good jackknife (as I have since 4th grade!) you’ll have a can opener with you. Plus quite a few other things, depending on what you choose! ;-D

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  • August 6, 2020 at 7:36 pm
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    Have you tried the mengrills.com outdoor pressure cooker? I haven’t purchased one yet and was wondering if you’ve heard of it?

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    • August 6, 2020 at 7:42 pm
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      Hi Cameron, no I haven’t!! Oh my gosh, I quote: “MenGrills Camp cooker can be used on any heat source – coals, camp stove, propone stove, charcoal or gas grill, stovetop, etc. This is used by fishermen, hunters, workers in the fields, mountains, picnic lovers in the woods, or in summer cottages.” There is a typo “propane”, but wow, wow, wow! It’s a pressure cooker than can be cooked on any heat source!! These are amazing, thanks for sharing!! Linda

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    • August 6, 2020 at 8:14 pm
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      Cameron ~
      I am a Mountain Man re-enactor and was at a rendezvous several years ago and we made a HUGE meal in a primitive pressure cooker. What we used was an old fashioned milk can. We placed water/broth in the can, added kielbasa, corn on the cob (1/2 ears), potatoes (cut into large chunks), green beans, onions (large chunks) and a bunch of spices. We placed the lid on tight, put the whole thing over the hot coals. When we saw steam coming out from the lid, we took it off the coals and set it aside. One guy tried with no success to pry the lid off before it had depressurized. Once the steam stopped coming out, the lid came off easily. Everything was cooked to perfection in about 20 minutes on the coals and 15 off the coals. Oh and by the way, the milk can was a never before used (new) can AND it made enough to feed 8 families! It was HUGE!!

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  • August 22, 2020 at 3:23 pm
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    I have a Coleman 2 burner stove. I still need to get some butane or whatever fuel it uses. We do have a propane gas stove in the house. I also have a 1 burner stove with fuel containers in my BOB.

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    • August 22, 2020 at 4:08 pm
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      Hi Deborah, I used to have a Coleman 2 burner, sold it when we moved. I have so many options I had to downsize. But not every thing!! Linda

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