A Wood Cookstove is a Must Have!
Wood cookstoves serve two, (and sometimes three), purposes. They cook your food and heat your home. Some have the ability to heat hot water in a tank that is attached to it. In a grid down situation, having a kitchen wood cookstove is perfect for your family.
This video, from engineer775 at Practical Preppers, discusses the Pioneer Princess stove, which is an Amish stove. Some of the information is pertinent to any wood cookstove. How to clean your stove and build your fire works for most stoves.