Project Update

I lamented two personal prepper issues here and here. A week after the solar oven fail, I successfully made the Arroz Con Pollo in about five hours in the sun. My lot’s shady profile presented a challenge, but I made it work. The only issue was I had to put it... Read more

Out of Shape = Dead

Recently, I have been doing a lot of work in my garden to get it ready for next season. Since my urban lot is very small, it could not be that much work. So this is what I have set out to do this fall/winter (the best time in Houston, Texas!): 1) Cut down an overgrown... Read more
Solar Oven Fail

Solar Oven Fail

This weekend I had an “epic fail” (as the kids say) with my new solar cooker. I tried to make a simple dish, Arroz con Pollo (chicken with rice), but did not get past 100F. Why? The sun! As it turns out, Saturday morning and afternoon was the time mother... Read more