Sun Oven For Cooking with No Power

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    Sun Oven For Cooking with No Power

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    I have one of these and it's wonderful. It collapses and can easily be thrown into the car/truck if you need to bug out. It only weighs 20 lbs.

    I demonstrated my sun oven at a preparedness fair and I had a HUGE amount of interest. More people were lined up at my table than at any of the others.

    Here's a picture of the bread I baked:





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    Nice, definately an old tech improvement. I like it a lot. With those big reflectors it shouldn't take long to get to temperature either.
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    You are correct.

    It heats up to 350 degrees in 30 minutes.

    It never loses moisture.

    I can put a pot of beans/water/onion/seasoning in my sun oven in the morning.

    When I get home from work, it's perfect and it still contains the same amount of water from when I first put it in the oven.

    I think this is a wonderful invention.
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    That's freaking cool…I mean hot.
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    One of my customers had made his own and was cooking with it a few years ago, but this one looks a lot better.

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    Patti, that bread looks great…down here in Texas we have two choices for bread, biscuits or buns…they think the bread with a crispy crust is stale bread.
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    That would be awesome on a camping trip. Very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP2710 View Post
    One of my customers had made his own and was cooking with it a few years ago, but this one looks a lot better.
    I made a bet with a friend of mine. He claimed he could build a sun oven and it would heat up just as fast as mine.

    I won the bet.

    His home-made job never did reach 200 degrees.

    These sun ovens are used in 3rd world countries where there is no power and it's too dangerous to fetch wood. In some areas of the world, owning this sun oven would be equivalent to having a gourmet kitchen.
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    Call me a dolt but I never understood how having reflectors set at that angle reflected heat DOWNWARD?
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    Your post reminded me of the old "fireless cookers" made by the Diller Manufacturing Company in the early 1900's. I included mention of them in the 75th Anniversary booklet that I wrote and totally produced while I was in Personnel at the Triplett Corporation. My booklet was put on line by someone and it was a kick to find it somewhere besides in my "memories" filing cabinet at home. (It doesn't show up very well on line, but was printed on really heavy glossy stock and looked doggone good, if I can brag a bit.....)

    The cooker is mentioned on page 6 if you want to see some of my very old "stuff":

    Triplett Corporation 75th anniversary historical booklet :: Bluffton Public Library

    Evidently those old fireless cookers were essential for families that wanted to go to church and have dinner ready when they came home.

    Here is the booklet that came with the "stove" (and NO I didn't write that - there are a few things that were before my time............)
    http://www.vintagechambers.com/pdfs/...lessCooker.pdf

    Here is a terrible picture of one - but the only pic. I could find:
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedi...r-mfg-bluffton

    They were BIG and HEAVY! Progress has definitely been made.
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    I want one of these!
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    I want some of that bread!
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    probably really stupid question how doe you, or can you control the heat.
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    DO you have to keep turning it toward the sun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyLee View Post
    DO you have to keep turning it toward the sun?
    My understanding is that you don't, but your food cooks faster (higher temps) if you adjust it every 20-30 minutes.

    I didn't have much time last night, so I wasn't able to post this, but the Preparedness Podcast had the Sun Oven founder/owner on a while ago. It is a good episode, and it made me want to get one. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to do so yet.

    Here is the link to the episode.

    Episode 178 ? The New All American Sun Oven | The Preparedness Podcast
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