A simple and inexpensive method of outdoor cooking is the solar oven. In most locations they can be used though out the year. A friend of mine in Wyoming has used his when it was sitting on 4 feet of snow. As long as the sun is out you can cook.
There are many designs for solar ovens, some are better than others. You can buy one or make it yourself. I have seen them sell for 200 – 300 dollars or you can make one for next to nothing. The better ones are more efficient and will reach hotter temperatures. They can be as simple as one I saw made from an old tire and piece of window glass. It worked, but wasn’t the best.
Today I am showing you how to make a very simple one that costs next to nothing. It is made out of cardboard, old newspapers, aluminum foil and a piece of glass. The one I made using this plan was able to reach temperatures of over 200 degrees. Over the next week or two we will post several articles on solar cooking and other designs for solar ovens.