The Next Generation of Solar Cookers

I haven’t thought about solar cooking since my Boy Scout days when I tried to bake something using a cardboard box and some aluminum foil. I don’t know about you, but as an adolescent I didn’t (and probably still don’t) have the kind of patience needed to bake anything, so my cobbler didn’t quite make it past the soup stage. From the looks of things, solar cooking has come a long way in the past 20 (okay…30) years, spurred along recently by the survival/preparedness movement. There are any number of commercial solar ovens available, but I think it would be cooler to D.I.Y. it. For that I’ve been doing a bit of research and found this video from Australia that runs down the different types of solar cookers, including one made from a pizza box.