“There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.”
William F. Buckley, Jr.
American conservative author and commentator, 1925 – 2008
There are many ways to preserve food, but a solar dryer gets the job done with the least amount of outside energy inputs. Using nothing more than sun that’s already shining, a solar food dryer can make fruits, vegetables and even meats shelf-stable and storable for many months. Building your own solar food dryer isn’t a difficult job, and the design here delivers maximum performance – much better than conventional box-type food dryers.
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Solar Food Dryer Construction Steps
PRESERVE FOOD WITHOUT COOKING: Equipping yourself to quickly and safely dry large quantities of garden produce and fruit is one of the smartest ways you can increase your self reliance.Continue Reading
Continuing with Construction
SOLAR DRYER PLANS: The plans here show how my solar dryer is supported on a half-inch thick plywood base.Continue Reading
Success With a Solar Food Dryer
LEARN TO SOLAR DRY FOOD: Using a solar food dryer is kind of like learning to cook over an open fire.Continue Reading