very portable solar cooker forthe bob

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Tango3, Jun 30, 2008.


  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Hm. All the parts in hand, might be getting a try as soon as I blacken a pot over a fire.
     
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I have black anodized alum pots - that should work. A great heat conductor.
     
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Hit the "goodwill"or"Salvation army" stores they always have shelves of old cookware for $1.99-$3.00,Don't have to ruin the family heirlooms...
     
  5. jimy

    jimy Monkey++

    Great find. Ingenuity at it's best. Will definitely be trying this one out. Thanks for the post.
     
  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    What an awesome alternative to foil and cardboard.

    When I first saw the title of the linked page, I was thinking it was like my "Dashboard Dining", which is using the windshield to magnify the heat and cook what you want on long road trips (you just have to watch for sharp corners and fast stops :) ).
     
  7. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    We're going to try this one today.

    We're going to bake brownies and I'm also cooking ribs (we're going to make 2 of them).

    I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I had a hard time with my cheap (thin and floppy) shield..unsuccessful...workin on it...
     
  9. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Can't wait to hear how it turns out..... :)
     
  10. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Re: very portable solar cooker for the bob

    I didn't bother with sewing the velcro on. Just flipped it around in a cone and held it together with a small piece of tape. Mine are cheap and flimsy, too, T3. I maintained the sides' stability by folding the top edge back over itself in the other direction. It seemed to work.

    I used a cheap foil pan and cover for the brownies and a small roaster pan that has a black interior and a glass lid for the ribs.

    After half an hour: Little Miss says "Hooray! Brownie soup!"

    Hmmm...

    Replaced reflective lid with clear one (duh!) on the brownies. Ribs are heating up.

    3 hours later (cooking time has to end, I have to leave): Ooey-gooey underbaked brownies (though they can be individually removed from the pan). Super-hot, almost cooked ribs. Had I cut them into bite-sized pieces, or par boiled them, they would be done. I put them in raw to see what the solar power was capable of.

    I am fully convinced that if I had just needed to heat a can of soup, it would suffice. If I'd left it longer, I think the brownies would have been done. It wouldn't have boiled water. It will cook thinly sliced meats.
     
  11. jimy

    jimy Monkey++

    Great report Tracey.! If you try it out again, let us know how it goes. Thx.

    Steve W
     
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