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Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety and losses that come with disasters. Government and religious leaders have advised people to prepare themselves and their homes for a time of crisis. Whether it is a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or hurricane, or a manmade disaster, such as a terrorist attack or fire, prudent families are preparing for disasters that could strike unexpectedly.
 
Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety and losses that come with disasters. Government and religious leaders have advised people to prepare themselves and their homes for a time of crisis. Whether it is a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or hurricane, or a manmade disaster, such as a terrorist attack or fire, prudent families are preparing for disasters that could strike unexpectedly.
   
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In an effort to prepare for the unexpected, many families have set aside food but struggle with the issue of how to safely store enough fuel and rotate it to keep it fresh. Guides are available on how much food you need to keep on hand to provide for your family in the event of an emergency, but do you feel comfortable with the amount of fuel you have on hand and how to store it? Using a solar cooker on the days when the sun shines decreases the amount of fuel which must be stored.
 
In an effort to prepare for the unexpected, many families have set aside food but struggle with the issue of how to safely store enough fuel and rotate it to keep it fresh. Guides are available on how much food you need to keep on hand to provide for your family in the event of an emergency, but do you feel comfortable with the amount of fuel you have on hand and how to store it? Using a solar cooker on the days when the sun shines decreases the amount of fuel which must be stored.
   
==A Preparedness Item That Pays for Itself==
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==A preparedness item that pays for itself==
   
 
You don't need to wait for an emergency to make use of your solar cooker Many preparedness-minded families who have [[Buy|purchased a solar cooker]] have found that their cooker quickly pays for itself by reducing their utility bills and the cost of restaurant meals. Many people do not cook or bake on hot days for fear of heating up the house. A solar cooker enables cooking on hot summer days by keeping the heat from cooking outside. Pay back time for a homemade solar cooker may be on the order of a week or two of use.
 
You don't need to wait for an emergency to make use of your solar cooker Many preparedness-minded families who have [[Buy|purchased a solar cooker]] have found that their cooker quickly pays for itself by reducing their utility bills and the cost of restaurant meals. Many people do not cook or bake on hot days for fear of heating up the house. A solar cooker enables cooking on hot summer days by keeping the heat from cooking outside. Pay back time for a homemade solar cooker may be on the order of a week or two of use.
   
==Does Much More than Cook==
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==Does much more than cook==
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In addition to cooking, a solar cooker can also be used in a variety of other ways including:
 
In addition to cooking, a solar cooker can also be used in a variety of other ways including:
*Boil or pasteurize water
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*Boil or [[pasteurize water]]
*Make Sun tea
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*Make sun tea
*Naturally dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and meats
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*Naturally dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and meats
 
*Heat water for a sponge bath
 
*Heat water for a sponge bath
 
*Kill infestations in grains or dried foods,
 
*Kill infestations in grains or dried foods,
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*Decrystallize honey or jams
 
*Decrystallize honey or jams
   
See main article: [[Other uses]]
 
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
   

Latest revision as of 02:56, May 10, 2014

Last updated: 6 October 2009      

Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety and losses that come with disasters. Government and religious leaders have advised people to prepare themselves and their homes for a time of crisis. Whether it is a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or hurricane, or a manmade disaster, such as a terrorist attack or fire, prudent families are preparing for disasters that could strike unexpectedly.

How much fuel can you store?Edit

In an effort to prepare for the unexpected, many families have set aside food but struggle with the issue of how to safely store enough fuel and rotate it to keep it fresh. Guides are available on how much food you need to keep on hand to provide for your family in the event of an emergency, but do you feel comfortable with the amount of fuel you have on hand and how to store it? Using a solar cooker on the days when the sun shines decreases the amount of fuel which must be stored.

A preparedness item that pays for itselfEdit

You don't need to wait for an emergency to make use of your solar cooker Many preparedness-minded families who have purchased a solar cooker have found that their cooker quickly pays for itself by reducing their utility bills and the cost of restaurant meals. Many people do not cook or bake on hot days for fear of heating up the house. A solar cooker enables cooking on hot summer days by keeping the heat from cooking outside. Pay back time for a homemade solar cooker may be on the order of a week or two of use.

Does much more than cookEdit

Main article: Non-cooking uses

In addition to cooking, a solar cooker can also be used in a variety of other ways including:

  • Boil or pasteurize water
  • Make sun tea
  • Naturally dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and meats
  • Heat water for a sponge bath
  • Kill infestations in grains or dried foods,
  • Sanitize dishes
  • Dry firewood
  • Sprout foods
  • Decrystallize honey or jams

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