Yesterday I continued to play lumberjack and cut down some dead trees and a few limbs that always seem to hit me in the head when I’m cutting grass. Before firing-up the chainsaw, I prepared dinner and placed it in the “Sun Oven.” The sun cooperated better and allowed me to cook much better with the “Sun Oven.” There were clouds in the sky but for the most part, the day was warm and sunny! At 9:00 am I combined about a pound and a half of ground beef, 2 cans of mixed vegetables 2 cups of water, black pepper, salt and garlic powder into a pot. I positioned the oven to the East and within 20 mins it was at 250 degrees. I adjusted the oven about 3 times during the day to maximize the suns rays and at 5:00 PM the “Wilderness Stew” (as my friend, nicknamed “Ice Water” calls it) was ready to eat. My friend, my Brother and I ate the entire pot. Total cost of the “Wilderness Stew” about $6.50. The temperature in the oven stayed at about 250 the entire day, so it was kind of like using a crock-pot all day! It turned out better than I thought it would. Anyone have some good Dutch Oven meal suggestions?
Above, the contents of the “Wilderness Stew.”
Below, the finished product just before consumption.