Survival Gear That’s Just Crazy Enough to Work
The BCK Solar Cooker With this solar cooker, you no longer have to burn your fingers pretending to be a caveman. The BCK resembles a Thermos but includes a solar shield that reflects the sun's rays into its center, which can build heat up to 90 degrees Celsius. Foods cook at a constant temperature and about as fast as on a conventional stove. Of course, you can also sterilize water in the cooker. The disadvantage is that the conical shield must be focused often to follow the sun. Plus it c
Sun Fire Cooking
Using solar energy to cook. In Somalia, Sun Fire Cooking experimented with the three basic types of solar cookers available: panel, box, and parabolic. Somali users preferred a parabolic design over panel or box designs because they wanted a solar cooker that cooks as fast as charcoal. The "butterfly" type parabolic solar cooker was fastest...it boiled a liter of water in 7 minutes. Bowl style parabolic cookers took 42 minutes. Life of butterfly solar cookers is 20 years.