When natural disasters or unforeseen events occur, you know that being physically prepared for an emergency with backups and reserves of food, water, power and shelter is usually the difference between security and peace of mind, or uncertainty and possible tragedy.
What role can a solar cooker play during times of Emergency or Disaster?
You would be surprised at how much a solar cooker can replace and do when routine items and services are not available.
A Simple Solar Oven and Cooker can play a Vital part in assuring that you have all possible scenarios covered in your emergency preparedness plans...after all, what good are your emergency food preparedness efforts if you have no means to cook it?
As we are a site focused on the use of solar power and alternative energy resource use, namely for the purposes of cooking , we want to focus on the ways that a solar cooker can benefit people from all walks of life, especially in the event of a disaster or crisis.
We realize of course that conditions within any locale at any given time may not be favorable for using a solar cooker.
Stormy, cloudy and violent weather will most surely make it difficult, even impossible to use a solar oven. But, as everyone knows, these conditions will not always be present, or remain that way; in fact they are usually very short in duration.
The resultant effects of events such as; power outages, tornadoes, storms and such usually leave many hundreds and thousands without the basic necessities that are so common and vital to our customary standard of living; these usually include power, clean water, shelter, food and medical care.
A solar powered oven can address several of these emergency needs in varying ways and with great results.
A solar oven though, needs no physical source of fuel, unlike the previously mentioned cooking instruments which use either fossil fuel or biomass fuel.
As long as the sun is shining you can cook any of your food stores, with very little exception.
Having a solar oven will add to your level of preparedness no matter the extent or degree of situations and conditions you may encounter.
see more tips and ideas on using a solar oven more effectively
The Year 2011 started out in a volatile manner with much change across the globe and much political unrest. Food and fuel costs surged and governments around the world are taking measures to assure a stable food supply. Food Costs at record highs and Global Food Staples rising costs
Despite the extraordinary measures to prepare for difficulties there is no guarantee any government will be able to help all of those in need, thus the need to prepare ones own stores, emergency preparedness supplies etc.
As shown in the above images; The Sun Oven can be carried like a suitcase and can carry food items inside the empty space to be used for later on when sheltering or on the move in times of emergency
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