|The “Sunrocket” solar kettle.|
My first experience with solar cooking was about 5 years ago when I purchased a “Sun-Oven,” solar oven. I’ve blogged about the “Sun-Oven” a few times over the last three years. I think solar is a really cool way to cook or pasteurize water, mainly because solar is a clean, renewable energy source. The “Sun-Oven” is great to use when I’m camping in Bertha the Truck Camper but it’s a bit too big to take in my smaller Tacoma truck-camping set-up and definitely way too big to carry while backpacking. I did some research, looking for other solar cooking and water purifying options that are more compact and found the “Sunrocket.” The “Sunrocket” is a small, light-weight, portable solar kettle, capable of heating or boiling water. The kettle holds 17 oz of water and depending on weather conditions can boil water in about 45 mins. I put the “Sunrocket” to the test this week and it performed as advertised, I brought 3 cups of tap water to a boil in 50 mins. The “Sunrocket” makes a great addition to anyone’s emergency preparedness kit or camping kit! For me the best thing about the “Sunrocket” is that I can use it to pasteurize water, making safe drinking water with nothing more than the power of the sun…. no fire needed!
Below are a few more pictures of the “Sunrocket” in action!
|The “SunRocket” solar kettle in the upright, closed position.|
|The “SunRocket” solar kettle in the upright, open position.|
|The “SunRocket” solar kettle in the horizontal, open position.|