Friday, August 30, 2013
I bought these at Lowe's in 2013. They were about $64 for 8 yard lights. The best thing about this particular design is that the top lid (with the LED light bulb in it) comes off of the rest of the apparatus. This enabled us to lay the lids around in the house, and they put off a nice amount of light.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
(Note: "72 hour kit" is a term that is going out of style. After Hurricane Katrina, people have realized that you need to be able to take care of yourself for much longer than 3 days.)
Saturday, August 17, 2013
This photo should also serve as a warning not to ever stack buckets on top of each other! Maybe these lids would have held up another bucket when they were new, but not when they were older.
(Note: If I want to stack two buckets, I put a board in between them. The sides of the buckets seem strong enough to bear the weight if it is spread out on a board.)
Friday, August 16, 2013
On a sunny day a couple of months ago, I had some potatoes setting on the counter, and I saw them one morning and decided I would throw them into this black pot with a little water, chopped onions, and seasoning.
I put them outside about 9:00 am, and forgot about them for about 5 hours. When I looked in the pot at 2:00 pm, the potatoes and onions were soft and tender like they had been cooked in a crock pot. They were delicious! My only regret was that I hadn't put a roast in there with them, that would have been even better.
This is what I learned:
I was under the impression that I had to go out and turn the solar oven to face the sun about every half an hour. I guess that isn't necessary.
I thought I had to open the solar oven periodically and wipe the condensation off of the glass. It appears that wasn't necessary either.
My decision: I should use my solar oven more often! It is easier than I thought.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I went to Target and bought all of these items, hoping I don't ever need to use them. I am hoping I won't need to rotate them very often. The only thing I see that might go bad over time is the adhesive on the bandages or tape. The items without adhesive might be good forever.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I was going to throw them away, but my husband said, "Don't throw it away. That chocolate is still good."