Episode-155- Small Steps to Individual Energy Independence — 1 Comment

  1. Jack,

    Personally, I think this is one of your best (in part, for your dealing with the dumb-ass drivers) episodes ever!
    Okay, calming down now, I really enjoyed this for the reason that as you noted, the solar dehydrator and the solar oven compliment each other. Also, both are great summer homesteading projects that have impressive potential. I have seen and have plans for numerous solar ovens and came across my first solar dehydrator plans on MotherEarthNews about 4 weeks ago; both are great. One issue that I haven’t seen addressed (and my wife pointed out) is with the oven, how do you control the temperature inside accurately (what if you need a 400F oven? Well, I suggested that this wasn’t as being an issue as cooking times would have to be adjusted if you can’t reach your desired temperature (though it you get your oven too hot, a small venting door on the back might be a way to control overheating).
    Great episode and one that many people will find fun and helpful.
    Enjoy your long weekend at the homestead in Arkansas and we’ll only call out the SO groups if you don’t some back on Monday morning…. 😉