The threat of power outages: sales of small gas stoves are on the rise

The threat of power outages: sales of small gas stoves are on the rise

In this Loire-Atlantique decathlon, it’s time to fill up part of the gas stove. For some time now, these camping items have been selling very quickly. “We have very small bivouac stoves, but today as far as camp stoves go, this is the one we sell the most“, explains the saleswoman, showing a larger model.

As a result of the threat of power outages that have overtaken the French this winter, the purchase of this accessory, practical for reheating soup or meals, is increasing. “We realized that these are customers who are at home on ‘full electricity’ and who are afraid of going out. In the beginning there were quite old people, today we have all age groups“, continues the saleswoman. This is the case of Jérémy, who came to the store to equip himself for the case: “We’re being told about power outages this winter, and I can’t see myself without power at home with a two and a half year old, so I’m taking the lead“, explains this father of the family, choosing his stove.

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