Hey, more power to you if you have the propane to run that for days feeding scores of people. And in any case, I won't fault you for any amount of cooking you can provide for strangers in need in OP's flooding scenario. Anything's better than nothing and you'll be thanked for it.Stercutus wrote:For cooking I have a huge gas grill with 8' sqft of cooking space. I also have another gas grill that the huge one replaced sitting off in the shop.
What I'm thinking of is so ridiculously old school, I'm having trouble finding a good picture of the kind of grill that was ubiquitous in midwestern backyards when I grew up. This was pre-Smokey Joe charcoal grill and certainly pre-brushed stainless steel with 14,000-BTU side burner propane grill days. Just old fashioned charcoal if you have it, otherwise wood until it burns down to a good set of coals backyard grillin'.
This isn't quite what I'm remembering because it doesn't have that tall chimney in the back that I suspect produced an almost rocket-stove like effect. But the point is that if:
a) you're in an area where you suspect you might become a refuge for disaster victims and
b) you're serious about prepping to handle that (again, my hat's off to you),
this kind of backyard set up can potentially run on almost any sort of combustible fuel source.