ALTERNATIVES FOR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND TOOLS

When you can’t use….

then use…

Electric can opener

Manual can opener
Manual wall mounted can opener
GI K-9 emergency can opener
Pocketknife can opener blade

Blender for blending


             for chopping

             all uses

Wire whisk
Martini shaker
Egg beater
Knife
Food chopper
Handcrank blender
Rechargeable portable blender

Electric mixer

Wire whisk for thin batters
Large wooden spoon for thicker batters
Egg beater for whipping
Hand crank mixer

Bread mixer or bread machine

Strong arms and hands!
Hand crank mixer

Food processor for slicing

                          for grating
                          for pastry

                          for whipping

                          for chopping

                          all uses

Knife
Mandolin
Grater
Pastry blender
Two tableknives
Wire whisk
Egg beater
Food chopper
Knife
Manual food processor

Crockpot

Solar oven
Norwegian stove
Wonder Box
Haybox
Propane slow cooker

Toaster

Campfire or stove top toaster
Campfire forks

Egg cooker for boiled eggs

                   for poached eggs

Saucepan of water
Solar oven
Add a poaching insert

Grain mill

Manual grain mill
Coffee grinder (for small amounts)

Popcorn popper

Campfire popcorn popper
Stove top popcorn popper

Waffle iron

Campfire waffle iron
Stove top waffle iron

Sandwich maker

Camp cooker or pie iron

Juicer

Reamer
Hand juicer
Citrus press

Refrigerator

Cooler with ice
Portable thermo electric cooler
Portable gas refrigerator
Propane, natural gas or kerosene refrigerator
Solar electric refrigerator
Coolgardie safe or bamboo iceless refrigerator
Pot-in-pot refrigerator
Cold stream
Root cellar

Stove/oven

Gas stove/oven/range
Liquid fuel camp stove
Portable collapsible oven
Propane camp oven
Lantern cooker
Gas or charcoal grill
Dutch oven
Wood burning fireplace
Solar oven
Canned heat stove
Tin can stove
Butane, propane or kerosene stove
Chafing dish
Propane skillet
Apple Box oven
Rocket stove

Dishwasher

Hot water and soap

Garbage disposal

Compost pile
Domesticated animals

Iron

Sad iron (heavy metal iron heated by another source)
Butane iron

Clothes washer

Washboard and tub
Washing plunger and tub
Pressure hand washer

Clothes dryer

Clothesline
Drying rack

Sewing machine

Needle and thread
Treadle sewing machine

Vacuum cleaner

Broom and dustpan
Dust mop
Floor sweeper

Electric razor

Safety razor
Strap razor

Electric toothbrush

Toothbrush
Stick with shredded end
Finger

Curling iron

Butane curling iron
Hair rollers

Blow dryer

Cordless hair dryer (still in patent approval)

Alarm clock

Battery operated clock
Wind-up clock

Doorbell

Door knocker
Manual door bell

Computer/word processor/printer

Pen, pencil and paper
Manual typewriter

Electric typewriter

Pen, pencil and paper
Manual typewriter

Electric pencil sharpener

Small knife
Hand held pencil sharpener
Manual schoolroom pencil sharpener

Wireless telephone

Land line telephone

Fan

Battery operated fan
Hand operated fan
Hand held fan
Wind blowing through wet sheets

Television

Books
Games
Battery operated television w/car adaptor

Radio

Battery powered radio
Hand crank radio

Lights

Candles and matches
Flashlight and batteries
Hand crank flashlight
Lantern – battery powered, oil, propane, kerosene, candle, gas
Lamp – oil, paraffin, kerosene

Battery recharger

Solar battery recharger

Cell phone charger

Disposable charger
Battery operated charger
Hand crank charger
Solar charger
Car charger

Water heater

Any stove
Portable solar shower bag

Heater

Fireplace
Wood burning (or other fuels) stove
Propane or kerosene room heater
Extra clothes and blankets

Sources for non-electrics:
    
Lehman’s
    
The Vermont Country Store
    
Emergency Essentials
     Coleman
    
Pleasant Hill Grain
     Other internet sites
     Sporting goods stores and departments
     Kitchen stores and departments