“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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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
SOLAR DRYER PLANS: The plans here show how my solar dryer is supported on a half-inch thick plywood base.Continue Reading
LEARN TO SOLAR DRY FOOD: Using a solar food dryer is kind of like learning to cook over an open fire.Continue Reading