Butterfly Cooking Stove Directions For Use



Make an Emergency Committee or Find One

Each neighborhood should have someone that is in charge of emergency preparedness.  This person will help make sure that those with the biggest needs get taken care of in an emergency.  This is a big job so it is important to have a committee.  Many hands make work light.  Many neighborhoods already have an emergency committee and so you can ask your neighbors and find out what role you can take.

Outdoor Cooking

There are many ways to cook in the outdoors.  There are solar ovens, dutch ovens, kerosene stoves, propane stoves, wood fired stoves, and more. 

Outdoor Cooking Tips

  • Invest in a kerosene stove and some lanterns
  • Stock a well-planned emergency pantry
  • Cook freezer contents in the order of perishability
  • Cook in foil packets
  • Invest in a small generator
  • Keep a solar cooker on hand



Survival cooking and emergency preparedness don't have to be scary and ominous prospects. A well stocked pantry and an emergency cooking source (or better yet, two or three) can make all the difference.  Common sense food and fire safety, combined with your best camping skills and pioneer ingenuity, will get you through even an extended power outage feeling competent and fed. 

Chicken and Potato Delight Outdoor Recipe


8-10 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 lb. bacon
2 medium yellow onions; diced
1 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms; sliced
12-14 medium potatoes; peeled and sliced
(1) 10 1/2 ounce can cream of chicken soup
(1) 10 1/2 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
3 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt
1 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste


Heat a 12" deep Dutch oven using 18-20 briquettes bottom until hot.  Cut bacon into 1 inch slices.  Add to hot oven and fry until brown.  Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces.  Add chicken, onions, mushrooms, and 1/2 tsp. of the seasoning salt to the bacon.  Stir, then cover and cook until onions are translucent and chicken is tender.  Add potatoes.  Stir in soups, sour cream, and the remaining seasonings.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Cover and cook for 45-60 minutes using 8-10 coals bottom, and 14-16 coals top heat.  Stir every 10-15 minutes.  When done, cover top with cheese and replace lid.  Let stand until cheese is melted.