|Originally Posted By joemama74:
Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
Another year rounder here living on the Canadian border. Frankly if it's 25 below I'm probably using the oven inside for the free heat for the house.
You're going to expend energy outside to cook. All of that waste heat is lost to the atmosphere. Why not keep it inside?
I do the same in the Summer, I try not to run the stove because it heats up the house and makes my AC run harder. I've grilled out as many as 5 days a week. In survival mode, you're trying to conserve as much of that energy as possible.
Has anyone cooked in their fireplace? We had a wood stove for a while when I was a kid. Mom used it for cooking when the power was out.
Yeah, I know, sometimes you just want a grilled steak. Never had a problem with propane, but we've had butane freeze up in Texas. Is there any reason you couldn't bring your propane bottle inside for an hour or two, then take it outside and hook it up?
I never needed to bring my propane inside. yeah, I would rather have a steak on the grill, and charcoal does taste better but gas is fast. A lot of other things I cook in the winter; soups,stews, slow roasts inside are very appropriate for the winter months and like I said, add heat to the house.
BHH, the only venting of propane that I ever saw not manually induced was from summer time fillups to the big tanks. As little as 20 minutes to an hour later the pressure valve pops releasing gas until the pressure is below the safety pressure again. I've never seen it happen in winter but I suppose it could happen if a tank was filled to max at 20 deg F and then brought inside.