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Fondue Pots
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:52:24 AM »
I just recived a phone call from hydro for a schedule power outage and I look at these as a mini run for preps..

and one of the preps I have is fondue pots...

I have collected 6 fondue pots...one is used for boiling water,one is for oil for cooking meats, and others would be used for warming soups,beans,vegs etc..and on for cooking pasta,

They are inexpensive(yard sales for few bucks) and the liquid fuel you can get from the dollar store..

all of my fondue fuel is stored in my shed and it is one the few fuels I have found that can handle our warm and cold climate..

I will be pulling a bottle from the shed and will use a fondue pot to boil water for my morning coffee, this is a test to see if after 5 years of being stored outside if the fuel will still work...

will post the results after the outage...every year we have the schedule outage(was suppose to be 3 weeks ago,but because of the storms in other parts of northern ontario our was cancelled)...

not only do the pots biol water, they produce a certain amount of heat for a confined area...and its what I have for now,I cannot afford a wood stove or the insurance to put one in the house...


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Re: Fondue Pots
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 05:02:02 PM »
It is always good to use real life situations to practice your prep plans. A couple of years ago I used a rather long planned power outage to test our communities Emergency Response Plan. It is always a learning experience and there is truth to the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: Fondue Pots
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 05:46:19 PM »
On my blog I have posted some interesting photos of the L-can Stove, the Penny Stove and the Fondue burner. These used in conjunction with the Fondue pots are great for cooking and heating.


Fuel though, unless you need that blue flame, say like for demos, go to Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, Home Depot and purchase the 1 gal of 99.9% pure Methyl Hydrate (USA look for Denatured Alcohol )


The fondue fuel is ok, but normally only 85%, the extra that the 99.9% is will blow you away in terms of performance. Another reason is cost savings, the 1 gal only costs about $11 for the 1 gallon container. The Dollar store sells their fuel for about $1-2 and it is sold in half a pint size, so it is very costly. Those little bottles though are great to hold the purer fuel I suggested in smaller amounts which are also easier to use and take back packing.


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Re: Fondue Pots
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 06:50:40 AM »
Hydro going out is one of the main reasons that I enjoy having a N-Gas BBQ, with a side burner. Natural Gas companies have their own generators that run on N-gas. So they are one of the last systems that would go down in a Black-out situation.
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Re: Fondue Pots
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 08:38:26 AM »
Hydro going out is one of the main reasons that I enjoy having a N-Gas BBQ, with a side burner. Natural Gas companies have their own generators that run on N-gas. So they are one of the last systems that would go down in a Black-out situation.

I have one of those also..hook directly to my house..have used it a few times when power has gone down..even in the dead of winter...my DGI neighbors whine every time..I sorta shrug at them and think well if you got your head out of the sand

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Re: Fondue Pots
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 10:29:01 AM »
Must be nice to have natural gas. Actually we are all propane and I love it. I also know exactly how much reserve I have at any given time which I find very reassuring.
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