Kerosene Heaters

Inexpensive kerosene heaters are commonly purchased for emergency preparedness and tucked away in a garage still new in the box. Owners are unfamiliar with proper usage and fuel characteristics. It is easy in such a busy world to purchase a product and check it off your list assuming it will do what you think it will. …

Alcohol Stoves

There are many homemade varieties of alcohol stoves as well as commercial stoves available. Alcohol stoves are usually small and frequently used by backpackers. Alcohol (in its pure forms) may be used indoors (with proper ventilation) because it burns so clean. However, some forms may be toxic and need ventilation. We prefer to use  or …

Solar Funnel Cooker

Originally designed by Professor Steven Jones this homemade cooker takes advantage of the sun to cook food and pasteurize water.

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 …

Paper Box Oven

This small homemade box oven is just big enough to bake a 9×13 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 using only 8-10 briquettes. It is an effective way to bake using charcoal. Charcoal is inexpensive and stores well. The paper box oven is for outdoor use only!

NEVER, NEVER, use charcoal indoors as it produces deadly carbon monoxide!

The original idea for this oven came from Brigham Young University Professor Steven Jones. We have modified his design to come up with one that works well for us. Let us know what you try to make it even better!