Do you enjoy camping but hate all the stuff you have to drag out to the campsite with you? For some people, building a campfire and cooking hotdogs over it is great, but if you’re going to be camping out for several days or even a week, there’s only so much you can cook on your fire. You probably won’t want to eat hotdogs for every meal, but it can be difficult to cook other types of food over an open fire. You can take a small grill with you, but that often means taking grilling accessories, charcoal or other fuel, and more.
However, there is a new alternative to cooking outdoors: sun cookers. You may have never heard of sun cookers before, but they are basically a solar powered way of cooking meals. They can make a number of great dishes, and one of the best things about them is that they require no fuel at all! You don’t have to gather wood, purchase gas, or get charcoal. Instead, all you need is a sunny area to set up your sun cooker. Once you’ve found the ideal spot, you just unfold the solar reflectors and put your food in the cooking area. The glass door lets you watch as the sun’s rays cook your lunch or dinner while you wait.
Sun cookers come with built-in thermometers and are adjustable. They heat up to 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, which is enough to cook many different meals. The interior of the solar oven is large enough to fit several dishes at once. While it’s not the fastest cooking oven around—it takes about 40 minutes to cook a cup of rice—it can provide you with alternatives to eating hot dogs every day. If you go camping often, one of these sun cookers may be exactly what you need to open up your menu.