Archive for ' Solar Energy'

The new Global Sun Oven review Posted:June 23, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

The new Global Sun Oven review

When asked which solar cooker oven I recommend, I always mention the Global Sun Oven. It was the very first solar oven I owned and it shows plenty of wear and tear. It’s more expensive than [...]

DIY Solar Cookers Posted:June 22, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

DIY Solar Cookers

Guest post by Rambo Moe This is a guide to different kinds of solar cookers. I’ve worked with these fun little devices myself, on models used by NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations) to help feed the poor in [...]

10 Great Collapse-Day Recipes for the Solar Cooker: Posted:June 09, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

10 Great Collapse-Day Recipes for the Solar Cooker:

Guest post by Heidi, who had way too much fun coming up with these recipe titles! You’ll appreciate these someday when the grid is down and zombies are walking up your front sidewalk! 1.  I Don’t [...]

Caution! You have entered a No Judging Zone! Posted:April 14, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Caution! You have entered a No Judging Zone!

Some of the very first foods I bought for my food storage pantry weren’t exactly health foods. I loaded up my shelves with cans of ravioli, Vienna sausages, and boxes of Cheerios, from GMO crops, I’m [...]

10 Day Collapse-Day Recipes for the Solar Cooker Posted:November 08, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

10 Day Collapse-Day Recipes for the Solar Cooker

Guest post by Heidi. This list was a finalist in our list contest. The judges loved her creative recipe titles! One of your back-up cooking methods should be a solar cooker. You can make your own [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Light up the whole outdoors Posted:October 08, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Light up the whole outdoors

Tonight we celebrated my sister’s birthday on a patio decorated with strings of lights. I commented to my husband, “I want strings of outdoor lights powered by solar.” So, I tracked down string lights that are [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP:  In the Market for a Solar System? Buyer Beware! Posted:October 20, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: In the Market for a Solar System? Buyer Beware!

Many individuals and families are choosing to install a home solar system.  Some choose this as a way to ‘go green’, others want to have the option of grid-free power.  It’s tempting to jump on this [...]

High-tech vs. Low-tech, it’s all good! Posted:July 13, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

High-tech vs. Low-tech, it’s all good!

In this world of modern day prepping, high-tech survival tools and gadgets are everywhere.  For example, the SteriPEN.  If you haven’t added one of these to your bug-out bag or camping gear, you really should check [...]

Can your solar cooker do THIS?? Posted:March 17, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

Can your solar cooker do THIS??

I’ve been using my Sun Oven for every day cooking but this last week wanted to really put it to the test.  The Sun Oven website claims it can be used to cook hard boiled eggs [...]

Survival Survey: Favorite Solar Gadget? Posted:March 11, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Survey: Favorite Solar Gadget?

Question submitted by Elizabeth Long There are lots of gadgets out there now that operate on solar power. My new favorite is the Everlite Solar Headlamp with the optional USB Charger. Those are going in our [...]