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A free seminar on sun-oven cookery

Sun OvenI've always been intrigued by sun ovens, but I have to admit my one childhood experiment with the topic turned me off. We lined the inside of a cardboard box with aluminum foil, put a sheet of plexiglass on top, then watched as our food...sat there.

Luckily, other experimenters were more successful. Paul Munsen from Sun Ovens International has developed a pretty fancy solar cooker, along with plenty of excellent techniques to ensure your meals come out tasty (and not stone cold). He sums his experiences up in free video seminars which cover everything from which type of pot to use and whether to preheat all the way up to using solar ovens for non-cooking tasks like purifying drinking water.

And, yes, I'll admit, he tries to sell you one of his sun ovens too (for a discount). But the information portion of the seminar is valuable in and of itself.

Which brings me to your opportunity to watch, ask questions, and learn. Mark and I are hosting an hour-long video seminar with Paul on Wednesday, May 31, starting at 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time, (8 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. MDT / 5 p.m. PDT). It's free and by invitation only (although you can tell your friends if you want to join up together), so please head over here if you'd like to preregister.

See you there!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I bought a Sun Oven last fall and really like it. I used it about a dozen times at the cabin and was very happy with the results (I got REALLY good at making zucchini bread!). I plan to use it a lot next summer to avoid cooking indoors (we're off-grid and don't have A/C). I know it's possible to make a solar oven yourself, but I think it would take a lot of time and precision to make one that approaches the efficiency of this one. At the discounted price, I think the bundle is a good deal.
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