Make sure you own a cast iron skillet

Whether the chimney, the wood stove or the open fire outside, make sure you have a cast iron pot before the end of the world.

While you're at it, have a few cast iron pots, maybe a skillet, a pan, and anything else Cracker Barrell has in their store. Get those now.

I'll wait.

Are you back?

You're not taking me seriously, are you?

Dish soap won't be an easy necessity to get anymore, and we're going to need to cook over the open fire, but even the simplest of utensils and items will be difficult to use after the world ends.

No wonder pioneers used these.

We can load the dishwasher, but they'll just mold-up. And as we continue to fight about electricity, and the water hasn't run for a while, it's time to rethink how we prepare our meals. If we can't wash dishes with ease, we'll need to cook with something that doesn't need to be washed with soap.

Cast iron is it.

Scrape that food gook off, flick it into the compost pile, and rinse it off. Let it dry, and it'll be ready for the next meal.