One of the reasons that I was interested in the Sun Oven is because I am the Emergency Prep Specialist in my ward. In some of our meetings we have talked about what to do if there was an emergency that knocked out power for a long period of time. How would our neighborhood plan assure that the people who needed to stay warm the most (elderly and young children) had a way to keep warm. Many of the resources we found related to things like a Mr. Buddy space heater. But, the fuel (propane) that is used for that, would also be used in my little Coleman stove grill. So if my fuel got low, would I rather keep warm or eat warm food?
When I was cooking my brownies and my wife and I experienced how the Sun Oven worked, we saw the immediate practical application and appeal the oven has to emergency prep. I know there have been a lot of winter storms sweeping the country, which has knocked out power for days, so I know the scenario I outlined above isn't too far-fetched. A few years ago my wife, young son and I lost power the day after Christmas and our little apartment got pretty cold for the next two days before the power was reestablished.
If the storm is persistent, I will admit that it may make it difficult to cook in the oven, since it works best when the sky is clear and sun is high in the sky, but it is still nice to know that the Sun Oven would allow me to heat and cook food, which will allow me to eat the soups and cook the rice that I have on my food storage shelves in the basesment.
So, the Sun Oven comes in pretty hand for emergency prep supplies and there are numerous retailers in Utah, so if you want to see where to get one, click on the link on the right-hand top of the blog. Enjoy.