Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's a matter of......Solar Cooking

How do you plan to cook when you have no power? Do you think it depends upon the temperature outside? In our area, we cannot store large amounts of fuel, so can it be done? Here is one option.....solar cooking.

This is one option...the Sun Oven. Please know that there is more than one choice, but this one seems to be the most prevalent.

If you would like to see a Utahan use one, go to this link http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=5845295 and view the video from KSL. This lady lives where we do and shows what can be done here.

The reason LRH is bringing this to the forefront right now is that there will be a demonstration on a very large Sun Oven this week. It will be held at:

Parley's Do it Best Hardware Store in Orem
260 S 1200 W
(Just off the Orem Center Street Exit South of Trafalga)

Thursday, 4/16/09 @ 3:00

Reportedly, this very large Sun Oven that will be demonstrated is designed to "feed a village". Not that this is the intent of anyone I know, but it may prove educational. The gentleman who will be demonstrating it is from the Sun Oven company and should be available to answer any questions you have.

To see how a traditional Sun Oven works, please see the following video below:

Wait!!!!! You can make you own!!!!!! See the information below:

Last year at Girls Camp, they made chocolate fondue with a solar oven made from foil and cardboard. They made chocolate dipped strawberries.....and there were not any left over! You can build you own. BYU has done extensive research and has provided a pattern/model that is used in refuge camps. This is the solar oven used at our Ward Girls Camp last year. It is compact as it folds easily and can be carried in your backpack or 72-hour kit. It is really light weight. Please see the following link for directions: http://solarcooking.org/plans/cookit.htm. If you would like to trace this pattern, LRH has one and would be happy to share. Just let me know!

Make a plan to try it for a Family Home Evening Project or use one for a meal. Imagine how "cool" it would be to use one while camping with your family. Make a plan and try it!

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