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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm curious to know how many here own and regularly use a solar oven. IMHO, solar is great for not only supplying power but also for cooking. No need for fossil fuel to cook and sanitize water. The Solar Oven: A Great Appliance for Camping and Prepping
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Tested out my new Sun Oven today. Absolutely love it. I have built solar ovens for years out of cardboard and aluminum foil. I have taught countless sixth graders how to make their own sun ovens as well. But on my wish list this year was the Sun Oven which is a commercial product. It costs...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've learned from here that I can buy campfire pots and pans and skillets to cook on the grill or open fire. But what do you recommend we buy for baking, assuming we'll not have power? Thanks, Kathy EMP
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was wondering how everyone was planning on baking bread in the absence of propane/natural gas and electricity. I was thinking of making a metal tray to attach beneath my gas grill to heat it from the outside sort of serving as an oven or just over a fire on a bread stone. Also is flat bread...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a wood burning stove(Harman TL-300, which was a great purchase btw!!!) in the house that I use throughout the winter to keep our heating bills down. It has a cooking grill attachment and I'm sure I can boil water on top for cooking as well. This should be fine for winter cooking, but...
  6. Vendor Deals
    SOLAR OVEN $243 SHIPPED*! Only when you order through this ad. Save $56 Harness the power of the sun to create meals just as you would in your gas or electric oven without having to rely on utilities. If the sun is shining, you can bake, even when it's cold outside. One piece collapsible...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey everyone. I tried to buy a book on amazon called Cooking with Sunshine and expected delivery date was between Dec. 29- April. LOL Really? Thats too long. So does anyone know of a book for solar cooking? Maybe something with a little info about it too. I made an oven and used it once but had...
  8. DIY - Do It Yourself
    dose ant one have plans for a solar oven please help me out thank you :o:
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    You can make any kind of solar cooker/oven. Here are hundreds, with instructions on how to build: Photos on the bottom of the page for many. Here is another site that discusses different designs...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've made several solar cookers and used them over the last 5 years. I enjoy cooking many things: potatoes, apples, corn bread, rice, chicken, muffins, etc. I've used the patterns found at: is a wonderful website full of...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    RE: Solar Oven Does anyone have any good plans for a solar oven....not the card board one .... D.P.
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi all! I've been thinking of getting a solar oven...does anyone use one now? Is there a particular brand that you would recommend? thanks for the help!
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Today I did a test / dry-run of my newly completed solar oven project. (Oops! Sorry -- the picture is kind of big. Not sure how to resize that short of hacking my way through photoshop with my limited skills. Oh well, at least it won't be lacking in detail.) I didn't get it completed...
  14. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    It's not the greatest piece of bug-out gear if you're on foot because it's bulky (though not heavy) but I love my Sport Solar Oven. During the summer I keep it out on my back porch and use it as a crockpot while I'm at work. We come home on warm days to a hot, homemade meal without having to...
  15. Food and water
    Just thought I'd share a few pix. I bought the largest oven, with reflectors. It cooks two 3 qt pots of food, and I try to do something in both if I'm going to use it. So today in one I cooked carrots (for Bella) and in the other I cooked a chicken. You don't add any water bc the food cooks...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I ordered a solar oven from It arrived a few days ago and I've been jones'ing to try it out this weekend. It's awesome! Better than my crockpot. Put 6 chicken breasts in the pot at 8:30am, took the pot out at 11am and it was totally cooked through. Temp inside got up to...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all I believe I have a good supply of food, some water, with a Berkey and a swimming pool for plenty more, some medical supplies, and a pretty good stash of ammo. I'm not completely satisfied with any of those supplies, but I believe they are all at least at a bare minimum level (except...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Starting to get my act together on storing food.I can cook beans and rice and others foods,but we do not have anything to bake in other than a dutch oven. BIG T
  19. Ladies Section
    making a Solar Oven. All of you need to check out this web site from backwoods home magazine. Very good pictures and easy to follow instructions. Oven reaches 500 degree temps and will boil beans in a mason jar. if the power runs out, you run...
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