Survival Cooking with a Solar Oven
Solar oven cooking is a delightful alternative to conventional cooking methods.
The solar cookers available today really work and they deserve serious evaluation by a much larger audience. For 40 years, small groups of people have been using and refining some very good designs.
But these designs have, for the most part, gone unnoticed even by those involved with alternative energy. With such a lack of support, you’d think they would have vanished from view long ago. But they haven’t. With the collectors back and the glass removed, it’s easy to get at the cooked food.
The people who have taken the time to integrate solar oven cooking into their lives find the motivation to keep refining the designs comes from the tools themselves: solar-oven cooked foods taste delicious and the ovens are fun and easy to use.
My own involvement with solar cooking began in the mid-seventies. I found myself drawn to the alternative energy movement. Those were idealistic and innocent times, but they were also serious and important times.
I started out building the most efficient styles I could come up with. Later, while keeping this efficiency, I strove to simplify the building process, the materials needed, and the actual use of the cooker. The solar cooker is now basically cardboard, aluminum foil, and glass. Yet, because of the design, it is remarkably efficient and durable.learning how to build a solar cooker looks so simple now, but you should realize that this simplicity took years of effort and many accidental breakthroughs. The testing for this cooker is now complete.
What I have included on the solar oven page here is a very good starter model that can lead you and your family to a lifetime of enjoyment without threatening your pocketbook. A solar cooker can easily be built for under $10.
The COMPLETE solar oven article with pictures and very DETAILED instructions can be found here ==>> How To Build a Solar Cooker