Now a lot of preppers like to get caught up into buying all the latest and greatest gadgets… which is fine if you have tons of money.
But I like simplicity… plus my budget demands I keep it simple too.
What I simply practice is to be able to cook my food if the grid goes down and I can’t turn on the oven in my home.
So I like having my solid EcoZoom rocket stove, which uses sticks and other bio-mass to cook with as one way to cook. Check it out here if you’re interested: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GQZ4O0/?ref=exp_ethicalpreparedness_dp_vv_d
And then I like to have a smaller version that allows me to cook things like cans of soup, or frying up things in a small skillet. This thing runs about $24 if I remember right: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071P1X3ML/?ref=exp_ethicalpreparedness_dp_vv_d
And of course you’ll want good cast-iron to be able to cook over an open fire:
And a good Dutch Oven to be able to cook stews or bake things over an open fire:
And then I absolutely LOVE my All American Sun Oven that uses only the rays from the sun to cook with (in case I can’t have a fire to cook over due to smell-discipline or wood to burn): https://www.sunoven.com/promotions/ref/Ethical_Preparedness/
Note: I've used my All American Sun Oven during the middle of winter surrounded by snow, and it still cooked my full to perfection!
And then last (but not least), I really get a lot of use out of this Wondermill Jr. Deluxe Grain Mill.
This grain mill allows me to mill down wheat into flour (because flour doesn’t store as long as whole wheat does).
And it also allows me to mill down peanuts into peanut butter, or other nuts into nut butter, or coffee beans into coffee grounds.
But while the above-mentioned items aren’t a FULL list of cooking gear needed for preppers, it’s a really good start. It’ll allow you to cook with the grid-down; and also allow you to cook if you can’t have a fire.