3 Alternative Cooking Solutions For Off-Grid Living

Off-Grid Living

When living small you may not have enough space for a regular cooker, or a constant access to a power supply. Especially if you’re off-grid. However, being able to cook a warm meal is important for making your ‘home’ feel homely and contribute to a varied diet. Therefore, having an alternative solution for cooking your food can be extremely useful (and cost effective).

Here are 3 alternative cooking solutions that are great for off-grid living and don’t require gas or electricity.

1. BioLite CampStove 2

Camp Stove For Off-Grid Cooking

The BioLite CampStove 2 is an off-grid alternative which has an integrated battery for charging your phone. The battery is charged using electricity that is produced from the heat while burning the stove. This comes in handy when you’re off-grid and need to use your phone. Additionally, BioLite CampStove 2 burns small pieces of wood that you can find out and about and produces a smokeless fire thanks to its fan. As such, you can easily cook your food without the annoyance of smoke while surfing the web.


2. Solavore Sport Solar Oven

Solar Oven For Off-Grid Cooking

The Solavore Sport Solar Oven is a retained-heat box-type solar cooker. This makes it a very sustainable and eco friendly cooking solution as it doesn’t require electricity, gas, coal or wood. You simply cook using the sunshine. Furthermore, what’s cool about the Solavore Sport Solar Oven is that it can even be used when it’s cloudy and in the winter thanks to its powerful sun enhancing reflectors.


3. Outbacker ‘Firebox’ Portable Wood Burning Stove

Portable Wood Burning Stove For Off-Grid Cooking

The Outbacker ‘Firebox’ Portable Wood Burning Stove is a light weigh (12kg) and compact stove. You can easily store and transport it. The flue sections are removable and the legs foldable. The stove flue helps carry smoke away and the built in spark arrestor prevents stray sparks from landing on your belongings. You can place pots and pans on top of this Outbacker ‘Firebox’ Portable Wood Burning Stove as there’s plenty of surface area. The hot plate cover can also be removed, allowing you to cook on an open flame if needed. A water boiler attachment can also be purchased which will allow you to have hot water on tap.


Let us know if you’ve used any of these cooking items as we’re interested in hearing how well they work. If you’re just browsing, I hope you’ve found these alternative cooking solutions for off-grid living inspirational. Make sure to check out the product review videos below for some demos and more info.


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If you’re cooking in a small enclosed space, you may be interested in our post on Tiny House Ventilation Systems.


In Depth Product Reviews:

BioLite CampStove 2 review by Andreas
Solavore Sport Solar Oven review by Robin
Outbacker ‘Firebox’ Portable Wood Burning Stove review by Mark

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