Ways to boil water without electricity

The winter storm is hitting Texas pretty hard, here are some tips on how to boil water without electric power.

Boiling Water Over Campfire

VICTORIA, Texas – Electric energy and power is still down in Texas, causing many to rely on survival skills.

Since Monday, Feb. 15, Governor Greg Abbot issued a disaster in 254 counties and big cities (such as Austin, Dallas, Houston) have experienced city-wide electricity outages.

Now that the city is going through a boil-water alert, officials have suggested for everyone to boil any public water use for at least 2 minutes before consuming.

This is a mandatory step to prevent bacteria infection for anyone, even those with good immune systems.

Here’s a list of alternate ways to boil water, without electricity :

  1. Candles
  2. BBQ Grill Pit
  3. Fire Pit
  4. Gas Stove
  5. Camp Stove
  6. Fireplace or Wood Stove
  7. Solar Cooker
  8. Rocket Stove

For many Texans, having a BBQ pit is a norm, so using it to boil your water will help.

Don’t hesitate to use old birthday candles lying around or maybe asking your neighbors if they have any old matches to borrow.

For further updates on the boil-water notice, visit www.victoriatx.gov

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