The even heating and durability of cast iron cookware makes it the perfect solution for preppers. Even with great care you will find Teflon coated cookware loses its coating and begins to rust or chip after only a few years of heavy use. Cast Iron, on the other hand, will work until you burn a hole in it. It cooks on an open flame and holds heat extremely well. This cookware is often handed down from generations of cooks because of its staying power.
In a SHTF situation you will not be running out to a restaurant several times a week so your cookware will take a beating. With some elbow grease and some literal grease you can keep your cast iron in service long after your other cookware has become useless. This step by step article shows you exactly how to bring a piece of beaten down and rusted cast iron back to life.