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The kickstarter is over but the Rocket Oven Documentary is available for pre-sale. Great opportunity to get access to the documentary!

The kickstarter did so well that plans for a solar dehydrator were included for everyone at the $40 pledge level. If you missed out on this you can purchase the plans here: Solar Dehydrator Plans.



The kickstarter was a huge success and included stretch goals for other awesome permies cooking appliances such as the solar dehydrator, and the "easy bake coffin" which is a hybrid of a crock pot and a haybox cooker. All setup to help with your cooking while using little to no energy - appropriate technology at its finest.

You can buy the plans for the solar dehydrator.

Are you planning on building one of these permies cooking appliances to go along with the rocket oven? Have you built something that you would consider appropriate technology?

I'm very excited about the solar dehydrator - I remember seeing something similar back before I got involved with permies and have always wanted to build one myself. I think it would be a great way to preserve the yummy fruits and vegetables I hope to be growing on my property.

If you did not get a chance to support the kickstarter don't miss out on the pre-sale of the Rocket Oven Documentary.

One reason I supported Paul's kickstarter even though it got funded so fast was to help it reach its stretch goals like the solar dehydrator. The stretch goals really add to the existing rocket oven documentary. In the end I think 13 stretch goals were funded beyond the original rocket oven documentary!

Click the above links to get access to the pre-sell of the Rocket Oven Documentary and if you want to learn more about the stretch goals watch the video below. The video also has some other awesome info you may enjoy.



Are you planning on building one of these permies cooking appliances to go along with the rocket oven? Have you built something that you would consider appropriate technology?

Comment below and don't forget to check out the pre-sale option for the Rocket Oven Documentary!
 
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Here in Western Washington I would probably only get up to 100 days per year out of a solar oven so that's very low on my priority list.

A Haybox, on the other hand, is something I've wanted to start working with for a long time and I'm really interested in the Baking Coffin design we're getting information on through the Kickstarter.

Dehydrator looks really cool as well, though I am not confident we'll reach the plans....
 
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I'm definitely interested in they Haybox build. Like Kyrt, never sure if the sun is gonna shine in the winter time, and that looks like a great way to slow cook a whole bunch of feast food at once for less electricity than my current crock pot/slow cooker.
 
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I would love to build a solar dehydrator and dehydrate tons of food at once without heating the house!
 
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Oh, and if we don't make it with the Kickstarter, I'm still going to get Davin's plans for the solar dehydrator. That works just fine in the summer and fall here.
 
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I would want a set of rocket burners,for boiling, braising frying,etc.
This would complement a haybox directly.
A haybox could benefit the oven if it could serve as a place to proof dough.
 
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I want a solar dehydrator as well, but I'm probably going to invest the cost of the plans into materials and cobble one together from the microdoc rather than buy the plans.

Just envisioning a larder loaded with homegrown dehydrated squash and garlic and onion and greens and parsnips and possibly jerky.
 
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Solar oven
 
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I spoke too soon. Very grateful we reached the solar dehydrator plans stretch goal.
 
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Well, I mentioned this in the last post about what would I first use the rocket oven for.

I want to build an outside kitchen with the rocket oven and 2 JTube rocket stoves so I can have a full kitchen to do my canning. Of course, I will have lots of counters too.
 
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I am super interested in building a solar dehydrator!
 
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I'm also a fan of the solar dehydrator, hopefully it provides another option for preserving harvests when you have too much to eat/can at once? Being in the endlessly sunny SoCal area I think it's something I could build to try before I retire. Getting in-season foods when the prices are low, and drying them to eat later seems like an option. I just wonder how much Home Depot will get from me in the process...
 
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There are a bunch of videos on Youtube by "The Townsends".  The gentleman does all sorts of recipes from the 16, 17, and 1800s.  The kitchen they use has a hearth that is waist high, modeled after a German hearth of the period.  It's about as tall as a modern range would be.  They also have an oven built into the wall, but that wouldn't heat the house, so would only be good for a summer kitchen.  I know many people would have an iron stove to cook on, but if you didn't, this setup would be vastly superior to crouching over a ground level cooking fire.  It is also really charming looking.  https://youtu.be/axFFUdQdyJg

 
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Even here on the westside of Washington I think I could get some use out of the solar dehydrator. Though not in September or October. So a bit limited in its use but still useful for preserving some of the big harvests during July and August.

Also, if you missed out on the kickstarter the pre-sell for the Rocket Oven Documentary is up on permies. You can also get the plans for the solar dehydrator if you missed the chance to get them as part of the kickstarter.
 
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Daron Williams wrote:Even here on the westside of Washington I think I could get some use out of the solar dehydrator. Though not in September or October. So a bit limited in its use but still useful for preserving some of the big harvests during July and August.


Aye, there is a ton of bounty in those two months. Cherries, early plums, early apples (though I am beginning to lean more towards growing late storage apples and getting my fruit fix earlier in the season with other fruit), annuals,

June is actually the month with the most intense sunlight, albeit less heat and more cloudy days (but usually plentiful sunny days as well. Perfect timing for grass finished jerky off the tail end of the spring grass flush.
 
Here. Have a potato. I grew it in my armpit. And from my other armpit, this tiny ad:
Solar Dehydrator Plans - Combo Package download
https://permies.com/t/solar-dehydrator
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