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What a great old song! It makes you feel like dancing! Oops, (another great oldie) another unintended pun. But, these feelings arise when you are in your element and busy solar cooking. What is better than having all your ingredients together and setting up the solar cooker(s) on a beautiful sunny day? Sure, it can be Winter and cold outside, a bit breezy or maybe even a little cloudy, but the serious solar chef is dauntless under these conditions. The solar meal must be made!  The Solar Flare parabolic style solar cooker is a great little solar cooker design. Very light and extremely simple to set up, the Solar Flares (recommend you use 2) can make a decent amount of food for a few people. You can use it camping or hiking, and be able to enjoy warm food, maybe some soup and veggies, when you stop to eat. The Solar Flare heats up very quickly in good sunshine.

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Solar Flare busy on a lovely day baking potatoes

 

Yes, no matter the season, as long as it is a sunny day, it is the right season for solar cooking. Just Fall into the fun!

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The Solavore bakes in the Fall

 

 

 

 

 

These commercial solar cookers make the solar chef happier, since they are often easy to set up and transport by backpack, RV, camper or donkey! The Solavore only weighs about 10 pounds and can easily be strapped on a backpack. It makes a lot of food and, like the other solar cookers, can be used year round.

So, get out there and start solar cooking to do your part to save our earth! Anytime there’s sunshine will do!

And, by the way, in case you are somewhere and you really do feel the Earth Moving Under Your Feet, you may want to check this out: Surviving an Earthquake

 

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August 2, 2016 7:27 am

If you do not have a solar oven or solar cooker in your “bug out” bag yet, it is a worthwhile consideration. Many solar ovens and cookers, especially the compact, portable panel models, can be a reasonable purchase (some for less than $100). There are many plans also available if you want to try constructing your own.

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The Sun Flair sets up in seconds.

 

Backpack portable Solar Flare is simple but effective.

Backpack portable Solar Flare is simple but effective.

GoSun Stove is 6 lbs of quick cooking joy!

GoSun Stove is 6 lbs of quick cooking joy!

Shajee Solar Stove collapses to notebook size.

Shajee Solar Stove collapses to notebook size.

 

As far as that goes, many great survival kits and packages are now available at fair prices. In an emergency, catastrophe, or survival situation, there may not time to locate that “needle and thread kit” that you took out of your bag to fix torn trousers, etc. Get a commercial kit, keep it in a known place, don’t move it around, and you will be better prepared for whatever happens, even if it is just a short power outage. And that’s why it’s called “prepping”.

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August 4, 2015 10:30 am

Use the solar oven of your own choice to make your next meal of dehydrated food. The SunFocus,  All American Sun Oven,  SunFlair and the Solar Flare, can all easily boil water on a sunny day. Being so simple a task, makes preparing your dehydrated food packet all that much easier. In the following video, Mountain House Food’s Beef Stroganoff is the example used with boiling water done by a conventional stove. With the dehydrated food packet, you do not have to worry about recipes or ingredients.

However, Preppers, hikers and certainly campers have all used this, or similar products in their outings. So, why not take your solar cooker on the next outdoor adventure, even if it is only to your backyard or patio, and try making a meal using dehydrated food. After you have some boiling water from the solar oven, it becomes elementary; just pour the water into the pack, seal it for a few minutes and then dish out the number of servings to your colleagues, friends or family. Hey, it is just one more way to enjoy solar cooking. With an increase in power outages from storms and other natural disaster, you owe it to yourself as a solar chef to at least try this dehydrated food experiment.

See how easily the Solar Flare, a simple parabolic sun cooker, can boil water in no time. It is a cinch to set up.

 

 

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July 8, 2015 7:33 am

Check out this simple but effective solar cooker. Give us a sunny day and we’ll show you how well 2 of these ovens operate together to prepare delicious meals without the use of any fossil fuels. Baked potatoes, soups and meat can all be cooked in this highly portable, durable solar appliance.

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June 15, 2015 10:36 am