Easy, Affordable DIY Solar Oven

Not only is solar cooking a great way to save money.

It also doubles as a great survival skill.

That’s why learning how to create your own solar oven is a perfect way to prepare for the worst, while saving money at the same time.

Press Play to learn how to build your own solar oven.

One of the best things about this solar oven? You probably have everything you need in your kitchen to create it.

Meaning you don’t need to go buy a ton of supplies to make this work for you.

If you’re prepared to use the power of solar rays to cook your own food here’s how to make it happen.

First gather your supplies, here’s what you need to build a solar cooker.

  • Aluminum foil: To reflect the sun’s heat onto your cooking surface
  • Cardboard box: Creates the oven’s main support
  • Tape/glue: To attach the foil to the box. Choose heat-resistant tape or glue
  • Clay pot: Serves as your main cooking dish
  • Glass pot: Works to hold your clay pot
  • Food grade thermometer: To make sure your food’s being cooked

That’s it.

Then it’s as simple as taping the foil to the cardboard box and then assembling the box so it creates a circular fan shape.

Then place your clay and glass pots in front of the foil as shown in the video and you’re all set.

One added benefit is you can use this solar oven over and over again.

This basic version of a solar oven should get hot enough to help you boil water.

By adding a few more layers (like buillding an enclosure)  to the solar oven you can easily achieve temperatures well over 300 degrees fahrenheit.

Anyone interested in trying this?

And if you are not that into DIY here is our BioLite Campstove that can turn a small fire into power and is perfect for backpacking, camping, and crisis survival. If you decide to carry your own cooking pot along you can even use it for cooking !!

Tell us in the comments below how it worked for you.

And don’t forget to read our 3 Piece DIY Air Conditioning (Cheap) Blog.

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