close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Anyone have a crisis cooker?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by ric0123, Sep 14, 2011.


  1. ric0123

    ric0123
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    363
    2
    Location:
    North Austin, Texas
    http://www.crisiscooker.com/

    Interesting item but seems a little high priced. Any feedback?
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. G29Reload

    G29Reload
    Expand Collapse
    Tread Lightly

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    13,286
    360
    What an overpriced POS.

    Sucker bait. Label it with a panic-y name and talk about Iran getting the bomb then charge almost 200 bucks for a piece of sheet metal.
    :upeyes:

    I have a crisis cooker. Its called a Weber Grill. I paid less than 50 bucks for it 20 years ago. Still going strong.


    Cook a TG turkey with 12 briquettes? My butt. A turkey wing, maybe.
     

    #2 G29Reload, Sep 14, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011
  3. Aceman

    Aceman
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    6,953
    45
    Location:
    Tampa
    Um, no. I do have a few cans of propane and a big ass grill and a turkey cooker. I'll try to get by.
     
  4. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot
    Expand Collapse
    OIF 04-05

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    4,272
    79
    Location:
    Nowhereville, USA
    I'll stick with my gas grill, turkey fryer and steel firepit.
     
  5. SFCSMITH(RET)

    SFCSMITH(RET)
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    2,428
    12
    Location:
    Central Kentucky
    I will say it is probably a rip off of this..

    Cobb Grill

    We have some good friends who use one all the time when camping, (Cobb) it is all they say it is. I have never seen them do a turkey, but they have roasted whole chickens and cornish game hens on/in it. On 8-9 briquets.

    I watched them on Labor day, they did 5 baked potatoes, then 5 ears of corn and 5 burgers on it, 1 load of briquets. We carry a "smokey joe" by weber in our camper.. some day it WILL die (20 y.o. now...) when it does, we WILL buy a Cobb.
     
  6. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins
    Expand Collapse
    Slacked jawed

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    11,211
    0
    +1

    Walmart has one of those small Hibachi/tailgate charcoal grills for $21, and a similar sized propane portable grill for $25 :upeyes:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Uniflame-Tabletop-Charcoal-Grill/13056701

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/UniFlame-...s-Grill-Deep-Cobalt/15540541?findingMethod=rr
     
  7. wjv

    wjv
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2002
    13,559
    897
    Location:
    Pacific NW
    That's just a re-labeled Volcano Grill that you can buy for $90 from other sources.

    $92.95 on Amazon
     
  8. SFCSMITH(RET)

    SFCSMITH(RET)
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    2,428
    12
    Location:
    Central Kentucky
    OK, a link... if you think you want one.. here it is for $75 to the house.. today only!!

    Cobb Grill
     
  9. cowboy1964

    cowboy1964
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    18,686
    1,270
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Can it operate on fuel other than charcoal? Like the Volcano.
     
    #9 cowboy1964, Sep 28, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
  10. SFCSMITH(RET)

    SFCSMITH(RET)
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    2,428
    12
    Location:
    Central Kentucky
    As far as I know it can. That was the purpose of it's original design, so it could be used in remote areas with what ever you have to burn, and do it efficiently. You can get a version for propane use, but I see no purpose myself. I have never seen my friends use it with anything other than charcoal.. so I can't say what is involved with using, say, hickory chunks. But in my world, fire is fire...
     
  11. fourdeuce2

    fourdeuce2
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    747
    0
    Location:
    Arkansas
    I have several crisis cookers. I have several Coleman stoves and one volcano stove that I bought almost new at a thrift store for $25. If all those fail, I have 45 acres of land where I can build a campfire and cook.:rofl:
     
  12. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric
    Expand Collapse
    .45 ACP

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    3,353
    0
    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    What a junk? I could have used my Iron Cast pan right on top of camp fire, bon fire, or whatever it produces heat and get the same result.

    You could even cook Iron Cast on top of your engine but I won't want to eat it. ;)
     
  13. quake

    quake
    Expand Collapse
    Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 1999
    4,077
    53
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Interesting concept, but seriously overpriced imo. Makes me think of a charcoal chimney stuck inside of a ventilated metal 5-gallon bucket, which could be had for probably $15-$20 total. Yes, it does have the raised legs for isolating it heat-wise, but you could stick the 5-gallon bucket on three or four bricks to raise it up & accomplish the same thing I bet.

    Just a thought, and now I'm actually curious about using a charcoal chimney as the core of a new home-made cooker. I may have to try that out & see how well it works.
     
  14. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric
    Expand Collapse
    .45 ACP

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    3,353
    0
    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    It will work.


    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  15. SFCSMITH(RET)

    SFCSMITH(RET)
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    2,428
    12
    Location:
    Central Kentucky
    Sorry been out of town.. BUT..

    In a "crisis" situation you may not want to, or be able to, build a nice big old bonfire, or even a campfire...

    Fuel could be limited or resupply could be a problem in your AO.
    May want to keep a low profile.
    Might want something a bit portable.

    Or you may want a small, just for cooking fire. I know in August I don't want a bonfire just to cook a bit.
     
  16. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric
    Expand Collapse
    .45 ACP

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    3,353
    0
    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    Yeah you are right. My brother was a SERE instructor and I learned how to make a small fire to keep it low profile. You just need to dig into the ground and make two air ways to it. Put make a fire in the ground and then put rocks on top of it. That's it. You can put fresh leaves on top of it to keep the smoke low profile *don't let it got up with the fire :)*
     
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
Anyone Have a Fusion? The Okie Corral Jan 16, 2015
Anyone have a The Cutting Edge Jul 11, 2012
Anyone have a.... Black Rifle Forum Aug 16, 2010
anyone have a Chinchilla? Woof Memorial Critter's Corner Jan 23, 2005
Anyone have a Dachshund? Woof Memorial Critter's Corner Oct 3, 2004
Duty Gear at CopsPlus