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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!

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Risk Evaluation

It is nearly impossible to prepare for every possible disaster. I was talking to an American Red Cross employee about disaster preparedness. She said that the most common disaster for the American Red Cross is a house fire. In the course of our conversation she shared...

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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,...

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Apple Box Reflector Oven Instructions

Apple Box Reflector Oven Instructions - An apple box reflector oven is an amazing inexpensive tool for emergency cooking. It is easy to make and bakes food using charcoal briquettes. The window is created by using an oven safe cooking bag....

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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...

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