Category «Emergency Cooking»

Solar Funnel Cooker

This unique design is adapted from Brigham Young University Professor Steven Jones’ solar funnel cooker. It is inexpensive to make and simple to use. The great advantage to this cooker is it uses the sun for energy. It works well for pasteurizing water and making simple meals. The lid on the black canning jar acts …

Paper Box Reflector Oven

This small homemade box oven is just big enough to bake a 9 x 13 casserole or cake. It is simple and inexpensive to make. It uses less charcoal than the apple box oven to achieve the same results. It is easier to bake in than the apple box design and it stores nicely. It bakes …

Terracotta Pot Heater

We are always interested in exploring new ideas to help keep warm when the power goes out. I was intrigued when I watched the viral video demonstrating how to heat a room using tea lights, flower pots, and a bread pan. Could it really work? Yes and no. In the video, four tea lights are …

Apple Box Reflector Oven

This simple homemade box oven is constructed using the lid to an apple box and bakes using only 10-14 charcoals. It is an effective way to bake using charcoal. Charcoal is inexpensive and stores well indefinitely. The apple box oven is for outdoor use only! NEVER, NEVER, use charcoal indoors as it produces deadly carbon …

No Power Cooking

It’s five o’clock on a winter afternoon. Without notice you lose electricity to your home. How are you going to cook dinner for your family? A cold sandwich will work for one night, but what if it lasts days, weeks, or longer? Any type of crisis creates a significant amount of stress. If you have spent …