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Of Books and Solar Cookers Part 2

by BC
(St. Louis, MO)

I have begun reading a teen “dystopian” novel series by Bethany Wiggins. It’s pretty good, and much cleaner than other, similar, novels for teens. The first novel in the series is called “Stung,” and the second is called “Cured.” The reason I felt compelled to blog about it here, is that it is the first novel I’ve ever read that mentioned a solar oven!!! (And I’ve read a lot of end-of-the-world, dystopian novels over the years!)

Here is the quote, from page 69 of "Cured":
“Still damp from my afternoon on the treadmill, I went out the back door and stood in the yard for a minute. Our cornstalks were growing. I couldn’t wait for fresh corn on the cob. I took the pot of barley and lentils out of the solar oven. The smell made me want to puke. I was so sick of eating barley and lentils every other night. And on the nights we didn’t have barley and lentils, we ate beans and rice seasoned with salt and pepper. I wanted meat. And bread. And anything sweet.”

Tough world this character lives in! (Most people have either died from the “bee flu” or they’ve been turned into zombie-like beasts by the bee flu vaccine.) I suppose in a prepper scenario like this one, anyone would be grateful for any sort of food, even if it is barley and lentils! And with a solar oven, tribulationists will be able to enjoy cooked food, to boot!

I just thought this was interesting. I hope you will, too.

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