Fahms, welcome with first posting, although member for long time already.
We've been using a solar oven, for a few years, weather and sun permitting!!!, and it works very nice.
Unfortunately very bad picture from their website, I will, if there is anyone interested, place some personal photos of mine in use.
Fahms, fortunately I bought mine through someone else, at R400 postage included, about 5 years ago. I also think the advert on that linkis a bit pricey.
We prepare the basic meal in the correct black cast iron pots, and I put the cooker out in the sun (summer time) by 7 in the morning, by 9 we put the pots into the cooker, and leave it, It also won't burn, by 13:00 0r 14:00 it's ready, and we leave it out until 18:00 when I take it into the house.
Sometimes we prepare a meal to be ready by 13:00, it is actually also same as slow cooker, and we use some recipies from slow cooker.
It is easy to build yourself as well. The idea sprung up in the early days of 2000, when it was developed to help people in rural areas. It did not succeed, because they are so used to making a fire, and the cookers were stolen with pots and all!!!
\If you want to see some of my pictures, send me a blank e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org.
MArg, Elnor, you do get plastic type of "hanging" containers that can work as shower as well, we have one that is sometimes put in use for using at home, especially when the house worker comes, you can have fairly constant supply of hot water (if the sun shines!!!!) and at camp as well. We used to use it for getting hot water fordoing dishes (too lazy to walk to ablutions!!!)
I will try to get photo and plak it here some or other time. Nowadays you get cheaper model at Checkers Hyp., but if you look at that R40.00? odd product, make sure you use very good glue to glue the outlet tap properly, you might end up with landing underneath it and opening tap, all the 10liter or more HOT water upon you!!!!
In spite of that, might be easier than the 2liter bottles, although the bottles works fine, especially when you spray/paint them BLACK, or put it on table or where ever covered with BLACK cotton or whatever material cloth,. The BLACK thing is attracting the sun rays!!!!
Leon, ja, gelukkig is die eintlike voorsiener van kos as jy KAMP, enige vorm van BRAAI, en BRAAI en weer 'n keer BRAAI!!!!
Ek sal maar hou by die Braai, Potjie en vuurmaak, weet nie so mooi van die "kos in die sak" storie nie.
Geniet julle dit maar !!
Pieta die ding werk ook soos 'n lou oond soos die vleis gaar is sit ek hulle in 'n bak in die oond (sak) en hulle bly warm.
Geniet hom ou Fred ek sal maar hou by die vuurmaak.
Thanks very clever
Die koud gedeelte kan ek mee saam leef. Daarvoor sal ek hom ook koop.