Thursday, July 28, 2011

Solar Dehydrator

Calamity Jane over at SHTF blog is doing a solar dehydrator build. I am soo in on that!

I've got a window, and I'm thinking I'll build something along these lines, but smaller.

Join in the build if you're interested, either here or over on SHTF. Should be a lot of fun, and who doesn't want to keep the hot air outside this summer for our drying needs? I dry a ton of fruit and herbs, and often my little plug in garage sale dehydrator just can't keep up. It doesn't do any good at all with jerky and fruit leathers.

Some of the comments there suggested old cars as DIY dehydrators. I guess I'm unusual in that I don't have any old cars sitting around. I've only ever owned one car, and that's the car that's still in use as the only vehicle for our family. Using it as a dehydrator would be an inefficient use of resources I think.

If I make it right, I'm hopeful it can double as a base for a solar oven. *cross fingers*

1 comment:

Jon Lorisen said...

Looks like a fun project. Have you found anyone that can give you a hand with it? I miss all the fun stuff living so far away...from EVERYTHING!