Newbie to the Prepared Society

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by optimist45, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. optimist45

    optimist45 Member

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    I am in Central California. Very concerned about country's fiscal viability. I have been learning and preparing for about 5 months.

    I joined to ask questions from others and network.
     
  2. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    Hello & Welcome! :wave:

    I joined to ask questions from others and network - So what is on your mind??????????? ask away!:D
     

  3. optimist45

    optimist45 Member

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    Solar Oven

    I eventually want to get my house to be off the grid or at least be able to survive with electricity.

    My immediate project is to make a solar oven. I have the plans for it but trying to find out if I should use a fresnel lens, glass or just heavy plastic. A fresnel lens looks like it heats excessively and may burn food and even the wood I would use to make the oven.
     
  4. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    :welcome: Lots of folks around here to help you along. :wave:
     
  5. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    WELCOME, :welcome:eek:ptimist45 from a long time preparer. Look forward to your replies and posts.
     
  6. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    Here are some links to ready made solar ovens, you could get some ideas from those... American Educational Products SR-GS4702 Sunspot Solar Oven
    By gosh there is even a solar oven society... Solar Oven Society

    This is one of the best I've seen... Sun Ovens Solar Cooking - Sun Oven, Solar Cooking | SunOven.com

    My simple site may answer some of your off-grid questions.
     
  7. ditzyjan56

    ditzyjan56 Well-Known Member

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    Hello and Welcome

    glad to have you, there is a wealth of info on this site, check out some of the old posts too