Author Topic: Cooking/heating without fire  (Read 167 times)

Offline Unbeliever (OP)

Cooking/heating without fire
« on: October 19, 2017, 02:30:16 PM »
I thought some of you might find this useful.

There are ways to heat and cook using only the power of the sun - and really simple to do, as well.

Here's a method using only water and plastic:






This next uses a Fresnel lens:













Here's an adjustable parabolic mirror made of mylar:









These are all pretty cool methods. When I get a chance I'll be giving them a try. I expect great care should be taken when making and using such things.


« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 02:35:43 PM by Unbeliever »
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Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 05:18:57 PM »
I'd much rather have one of these:


Offline SGOS

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 04:56:01 AM »
I don't know.  Some of those contraptions look rather unwieldy.

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Is that all?
It rained all day, and I couldn't cook anything.

Offline SGOS

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 05:06:20 AM »
I'd much rather have one of these:

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As a former hunter, I think there should be a deer season for those who like to hunt with a parabolic death ray.  It would be challenging and sportsmanlike.  Give the deer a chance.  But there would still be a general season for the old timers who prefer explosives.

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 09:17:12 AM »
There's nothing sporting about using technology to kill dumb animals.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 09:52:33 AM »
There's nothing sporting about using technology to kill dumb animals.
There was actually a movement in some state years ago to adopt a spear only season.  It was never adopted, and I always wondered if the movement was anything more than a political prank.  It did make the news, although not as some major controversy, just as an entertaining news article.

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 10:15:04 AM »
There was actually a movement in some state years ago to adopt a spear only season.  It was never adopted, and I always wondered if the movement was anything more than a political prank.  It did make the news, although not as some major controversy, just as an entertaining news article.
I went along as back-up gunner for a guy who was hunting razorbacks with a bow and arrow. He had big round ones so I agreed to try to help him be alive at the end of the hunt. When he got his boar I complimented him on putting his bolt through an eye. He slowly sank to the ground, shaking visibly.

"I was aiming for his mouth."
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Unbeliever (OP)

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 01:12:40 PM »
I'd much rather have one of these:

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Too bad Archimedes didn't have mylar - he could've won a sea battle single-handedly!
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“Money supplants skill; it's possession allows us to become happily stupid.”
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Offline Unbeliever (OP)

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 01:14:38 PM »
There was actually a movement in some state years ago to adopt a spear only season.  It was never adopted, and I always wondered if the movement was anything more than a political prank.  It did make the news, although not as some major controversy, just as an entertaining news article.
I'd rather people had to catch/kill deer with their bare hands - now that would be sporting!
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“Money supplants skill; it's possession allows us to become happily stupid.”
Bill McKibben, The Age of Missing Information

Offline SGOS

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 06:04:32 PM »
I'd rather people had to catch/kill deer with their bare hands - now that would be sporting!
I admit, spears are still high tech, even cutting edge years ago.

Offline Baruch

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2017, 06:59:57 PM »
I'd rather people had to catch/kill deer with their bare hands - now that would be sporting!

Noodling for fish.  I know a guy who has done that.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 07:00:59 PM »
I admit, spears are still high tech, even cutting edge years ago.

Odysseus hunted wild boar with a spear as a young man, but the boar sometimes won.  He could be identified by a scar one of the boars left in him.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Cooking/heating without fire
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2017, 05:42:39 AM »
I'd rather people had to catch/kill deer with their bare hands - now that would be sporting!

There was a situation decades ago where, if I had had a spear, I would have dropped on a deer from a stand.  I almost did it with an arrow (being 16 and rather crazy), but it didn't seem quite sufficient.  I think with a spear, yes.
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