Sun Oven Overview

Powerless Cooking
Description: While the Sun Oven isn't a FUEL, the SUN is! We couldn't talk about fuels, without mentioning the Sun. We love our Sun Ovens. Often times people ask us how we would cook our food if there were no power. Our answer is: We would use the Sun Oven as much as possible, then fill in the rest with a variety of fuels and stoves. Benefits: - Uses the Sun as a source of fuel for cooking - Can be used in the year round as long as there is enough sun to cast a shadow - Functions just like a home oven - Preserves your other fuel stores Drawbacks: - Can't be used on rainy days - Isn't as fast and effective to boil water as some other…
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SUN OVENS: Winter Cooking, February Special and GIVEAWAY WINNER

Giveaways
As we mentioned in our giveaway post last week the weather has been beyond awful in Utah for the past few weeks. We posted the giveaway to celebrate the sunny day, and then it got smoggy again right after. Boo! However, this weekend it was GORGEOUS and we took advantage. Saturday I pulled out my Sun Oven and made this Chocolate Swirled Banana Bread recipe from Our Best Bites (you might have heard us mention them before, lol) Julie thought I should make quinoa instead .... Well my oven did not even get up to 200 degrees, my bread did not cook at all, and I had to bring it inside to finish it in the oven. I was so sad since we have been told by numerous people that…
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Win a FREE Sun Oven by Sharing Your 2013 Food Storage Goals

Giveaways
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE POSTED MONDAY AFTERNOON!!! In case you hadn't heard, Utah has been dealing with some serious inversion lately. Our skies have been full of yucky, polluted air, and we hadn't seen the sun in a LONG time. Well yesterday there was a snow storm that cleared out the yuck, and this morning we woke up to BLUE skies! Seeing the sun was really great today. So, we thought... Why not celebrate the sun, with a SUN OVEN GIVEAWAY! Last week we posted a question on our Facebook page: If we were to do a giveaway, what would you want us to give away? TONS of people listed a Sun Oven as one of their top choices so this is perfect! So to enter…
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Powerless Cooking Event – LIVE RECORDING

Events, Powerless Cooking
We had so many readers ask if we could record our Powerless Cooking Event that we held earlier this month. We did a recording but weren't sure how the quality would work out. We've done a bit of editing and think that it is at least watchable and you can hear everyone, so we decided to post it, even though the quality isn't totally professional. We actually forgot to hit the record button so the beginning is a little funny because you miss half of the intro. Hope this is helpful if you have a spare hour to check it out. You can also download the FREE HANDOUTS we distributed at the class with tutorials on how to make your own inexpensive stoves and ovens. For more details on all…
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JOIN US for a FREE Powerless Cooking Event

Events, Powerless Cooking
Join us on May 10 for a FREE Powerless Cooking Event in Draper, UT We're excited to be hosting a free Powerless Cooking Event! The event will consist of 2 parts- instruction and booth time. The instruction portion of the event will last about 1 hour and include segments featuring various products, that will be taught by experts from the respective companies of each powerless cooking tool. Each segment will be long enough to give a good overview of the product and how it is helpful in a powerless emergency. Following the instruction portion, we will have booth time where you can ask detailed questions on the products you're interested in at individual booths. This will allow for you to learn as much as possible about multiple options, then delve…
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YOU’RE INVITED: POWERLESS COOKING ADVENTURES!

YOU’RE INVITED: POWERLESS COOKING ADVENTURES!

Events, Powerless Cooking, Powerless Cooking Adventures
It's hard to believe, but 3 years have passed since we started this blog. When we first started, the thought of powerless cooking paralyzed us. We felt so overwhelmed by gathering a food storage, we couldn't face figuring out how to cook the foods without power too! We decided we would break the process of actually building our storage down into BabySteps, and THEN deal with powerless cooking later. Well this year is the year we are really focusing on powerless cooking. If you've followed along, you know it's one of our goals for 2011. We KNOW from our 7 day challenge that trying these things out and practicing them is SO valuable. So this summer we're going to try cooking without power! We hope you'll join us in this…
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Powerless Cooking: Sun Ovens

Powerless Cooking
When Julie and I first started this blog back in 2008 we decided to take things in BabySteps so as to not get overwhelmed. One of the biggest fears we had about getting started was dealing with powerless cooking situations, so we decided to work on getting our food first so that we would at least be doing SOMETHING. Over the last few months you may have noticed us going through powerless emergencies during the 7 Day Challenge, and discussing what we would do in extended powerless situations in the One Second After book discussions. Needless to say, we are NOW definitely thinking about powerless cooking! Introducing Global Sun Oven Right before the 7 Day Challenge we were contacted by Global Sun Oven and they were gracious enough to let…
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