If I were going the stove route, I'd definitely go with a higher grade airtight stove. You can still cook on it and it will use wood much more efficiently (read less wood consumed).
After a week without power a few years back, a gas grill proved its worth. Cooking outside was the way to go too, as it was warm enough to not want additional heat in the house.
NRA Endowment member. Bitter voter clinging to ....... and religion.
No matter how cynical I get, I can't seem to keep up