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Solarcooking.wikia - Solar Cooking

Solarcooking.wikia - Solar Cooking
The Solar Cookers International Network is an alliance of NGOs, manufacturers, and individuals actively promoting solar cooking in more than 120 countries. This wiki-based site allows members to share information on projects and research. Solar cooking is an important part of Integrated Cooking, which includes the use of fuel-efficient woodstoves and heat-retention cookers. Promoters, designers, and manufacturers are invited to join the Network by filling out this online form January 2014 International aid organization seeks solar cookers for bakery in Burundi - The global relief organization R20-Regions of Climate Action has organized a solar bakery project in Rutegama, Burundi.

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Build A Solar Heating Panel With Soda Cans If you’ve got good sun exposure on one side of your house, you can take advantage of free heat from the sun with this DIY solar heating panel, which uses old soda cans to collect and transfer the sun’s energy into your house. Sometimes, low-tech solar devices are much better than high-tech ones for home use, as they not only tend to be cheaper to make, but will also last much longer before any repairs or maintenance are necessary. And even better, they can be built in part from repurposed or recycled components, which is something you don’t see very often in new solar devices. This solar space heater design uses old soda cans to increase the surface area for heat transfer inside of it, and in its most basic design, uses no external power to move the air. Double-glazed glass or polycarbonate panels make up the front of the device, allowing the sun’s rays to enter it while restricting heat loss to the outside air, and the box is also insulated for more efficiency.

Wind-Powered Oil Press Makes Homemade Oils an Easy Breezy Task (Video) © Dave Hakkens From sunflower to walnut, linseed and pumpkin, making your own edible oils using hand-cranked oil presses can be a tedious (but satisfying and money-saving) task. But add a little wind energy, and it's that much easier; as one can see with Dutch designer Dave Hakkens' wind-powered oil press which uses a simple assembly of components to make fresh, homemade, cold-pressed oils. Check out the video (apparently the bottle in the vid took about 60 nuts to create): Windoil by Dave Hakkens from Dezeen on Vimeo. © Dave Hakkens

22 Foods You Can Store in Root Cellars By paying close attention to the crop varieties you choose, your timing for harvest and the best storage conditions for each type of fruit or vegetable, you’ll be able to enjoy the taste of summer well into winter with the help of a root cellar. Generally, you’ll have produce that stores well in a cold, damp environment, and produce that needs slightly warmer, drier conditions. In the following list, produce is sorted by temperature preference, with information on harvesting and storage guidelines and varieties that keep well. To tailor your root-cellar plans to your region, contact your county cooperative extension office. They can advise you on specific storage varieties for your region, as well as explain challenges you might face with your climate. Cold and DampStore these varieties at 32 to 40 degrees F with 90- to 95-percent humidity.

DIY Solar Heater Made Of Cans For Home Heating At the end, the solar absorber is painted black and placed in the diy solar panels casing. The casing is covered with plexiglass that we attach to the frame and thoroughly corked with silicone. Polycarbonate / plexiglass is slightly convex in order to gain greater strength. You can see installed solar absorber without plexiglass in picture 18. Complete solar collector is shown on Picture 19, and finally, installed solar system can be seen in Picture 20. The following page shows complete specification of parts and material needed for building diy solar panels. How to Make a Primitive Funnel Fish Trap that keeps on giving. Passive trapping versus active hunting is almost always preferred in a survival scenario. Not only does trapping typically require less energy, but it also enables one to focus on other important survival tasks such as shelter, fire, water, foraging and signaling. Passive fish traps are among some of the oldest documented relics from indigenous cultures all over the globe. Stone weirs built many hundred years ago in rivers and low tide areas still exist today. Funneling fish for easier capture was a strategy used to put food on the table in almost every primitive culture.

Grinding Grain Makes the Best Bread - Farm and Garden In a quest for healthier, tastier eating, many folks have returned to the art of baking bread. What they don’t realize is that they go to all that trouble to get good flavor with flour that may be a bit short on nutrients when compared with the wheat it’s been milled from. That’s right — depending on the type, flour can lose up to 45 percent of its nutrients through oxidation within the first 24 hours of milling, and 90 percent within the first three days.

DIY Solar Air Heater From Old Downspouts And Scraps Image Credit: Regulator We all know you can make these from pop or beer cans but did you know to get more air flow and thus better heating you can use downspouts? I found this picture heavy article on how to make one and man, I need to get on this, I think this winter is going to be cold here in Nebraska, so I might as well save some $$ on my heating bills. See how to make one below: DIY Solar Air Heater From Old Downspouts And Scraps The Poor Man’s Case Tumbler - Cast Bullets For Beginner And Expert By Jeff Brown (New Zealand) All right then (strategic pause). So here’s the facts that contribute to the dilemma (second pause). I do my fair share of shooting. A considerable amount of this shooting is carried out utilizing cast bullets.

How to Customize Your Root Cellar Storage If you’ve built a top-notch root cellar, you’ll want to build a top-notch storage system to keep your vegetables fresh and accessible. Because you can’t predict your harvest from year to year, build keep flexibility in mind. These building plans include ventilated shelves, drawers and bins to accommodate different types of produce, but you can customize them to fit your space and needs. Also try this storage system in your pantry, garage or other space.