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Old 07-17-2011, 09:58 AM
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I found this group through Google. One of the members wants to promote solar cooking in third world countries such as Afghanistan and the ones in the African continent where the people gathering kindling for their cooking fires have devastated their forests, which makes for worse environmental conditions. And in those countries, they get direct sunlight conditions 300 days of the year. And for us, it could make for a greener lifestyle. Every little bit helps!

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They also have a catalog, which might give the rest of you some ideas of how to cook this way. I'm going to get some things for my boyfriend's camping excursions.

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Old 07-18-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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I saw these at work in rural India. Apparently, they've been quite popular there since the 1980s.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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I bought one in January and noticed after the Japan tusnami there was a back order for 2 or 3 months. Glad I got mine before that happened. So people are using them in disaster areas and also in Mexico but there they are usally makesift ones ( i.e a bucket and auto reflector)but utilizing the concept anyway.

BTW, it cooks GREAT to my surprise. I could use more recipes though. I also like the idea they add a water pasturizer with the order but not the reflector
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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I found this group through Google. One of the members wants to promote solar cooking in third world countries such as Afghanistan and the ones in the African continent where the people gathering kindling for their cooking fires have devastated their forests, which makes for worse environmental conditions. And in those countries, they get direct sunlight conditions 300 days of the year. And for us, it could make for a greener lifestyle. Every little bit helps!

Solar Cookers International (About SCI)

They also have a catalog, which might give the rest of you some ideas of how to cook this way. I'm going to get some things for my boyfriend's camping excursions.

Solar Cookers International Marketplace
Hi miu,

This is right up his alley.


‪EatTheWeeds: Episode 71: Solar Cooking‬‏ - YouTube

I also imagine a Fresnel lens would work for quick heat for a stir fry and may compliment each other well.

Fresnel Lens Solar grill

I am not so much in a sun state so I have not pursued it. I have enough trouble chasing the sun for dehydration. I do cook with black walnut and acorn hulls which tends to be renewable.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:58 AM
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I have a Tulsi Hybrid solar oven and love it. My husband bought it for me a few years ago and it gets a lot of use. It doesn't hold the bigger cooking pots but it can easily cook a meal for a family. I want one of the Global Sun Ovens next, they are better for cooking larger food items. I'm not sure, but I think Ed Begley Jr. has a Global Sun Oven. I only got a short look at his solar oven during an episode of his show.
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