For quite awhile now, I have known about solar ovens, but have never really thought about them much. I had the opportunity to see several models at the Self Reliance Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are numerous videos on the internet about their use, but they always seemed more of a novelty item. However, their usefulness became apparent as I used the oven. It turned out to be very useful to have on hand, especially during the summer months when you could cook and not heat up the house with the regular oven. As a bonus, it uses no electricity, so there was energy savings, also. It can help you extend any stored fuel supplies (wood, charcoal, LP, etc.) and allow you to prepare a delicious meal using only the energy of the sun.
It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.
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