Affordable Solar Cooker Seeks Kickstarter Crowd Funding by Jan. 24, Perfect Camping Equipment Addition

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The Sol-Man Solar Cooker is a lightweight portable device that converts sunlight into heat; enough heat to boil water and cook food, a perfect outdoor camping equipment addition. To help fund, go to Kickstarter.com and enter Sol-Man Solar Cooker in the Project Search.

Sol-Man is ideal for fire-restricted campgrounds, rest areas, the beach or for tailgating. It can be used for everything from boiling liquids to cooking a full steak and potatoes meal.

Being able to safely and conveniently cook anywhere there is sun prompted inventor Dave Thompson to develop a solar cooker that is portable, durable and affordable.

With the Sol-Man Solar Cooker, you can boil water and cook food outdoors in a safer, healthier, more economical way. The Sol-Man Solar Cooker is a lightweight portable device that converts sunlight into heat; enough heat to boil water and cook food.

To help fund, go to Kickstarter.com and enter Sol-Man Solar Cooker in the Project Search.

Sol-Man is ideal for fire-restricted campgrounds, rest areas, the beach or for tailgating. It can be used for everything from boiling liquids to cooking a full steak and potatoes meal. And, it comes fully assembled. The Sol-Man needs no tools to assemble and can use a variety of sizes of pans with handles. It consists of an A frame base, rectangular parabolic reflector and a cooking pan arm.

To help get the solar cooker in the hands of customers, Thompson is crowd funding
Sol-Man on the popular site Kickstarter. The new campaign launched last week.

Thompson hopes people will see the need for Sol-Man in areas of the world where facilities for even the simple task of boiling water are not available. Kickstarter backers can purchase a Sol-Man, with the option to purchase an additional solar cooker that will be donated to someone who cannot afford to purchase it on their own. Donation events are being arranged in Haiti, Mexico and on the Navajo reservation where many people live in isolation miles away from stores that sell charcoal and propane.

Backers can also choose an option for receiving t-shirts with QR codes that link to operating instructions and solar cooking recipes.

“As more and more parks and forests are banning open fires and even propane cooking, Sol-Man is the ideal solution to having hot meals while camping,” Thompson said. “All you need is the sun."

“The Sol-Man Solar Cooker is designed to go wherever you go,” Thompson said. “Its portable design is ideal for camping, backpacking, tailgating or perhaps just a day in the park."

“When folded for travel, The Sol-Man Solar Cooker fits behind the seat of your truck, the trunk of your car or even the airline’s overhead compartment for the serious culinary adventurer,” he added.

Thompson points out that cooking with sunlight reduces exposure to harmful residues that are inherent with carbon-based fuels like charcoal, wood and propane.

“Solar cooking is a smokeless cooking process that is better for your family’s health and the health of the planet,” he said. “In developing countries, respiratory illness and death is common from cooking indoors with wood, coal and burnable garbage. Daytime cooking encourages daytime eating. Modern science tells us that eating during the day, rather than eating late at night, is better for your digestion and overall health.”

Another benefit to the portable Sol-Man, is being able to safely drink the water from the lake or river where people camp or live near. The Sol-Man Solar Cooker reaches and exceeds the high temperatures necessary to pasteurize water and liquids. Pasteurization kills the microbial growth and volatile organic compounds that can cause serious illnesses.

“Plus, doctors, health professionals and chefs can sterilize their utensils and equipment in the field,” said Thompson. “Boiling water on location helps maintain hygienic standards. With The Sol-Man Solar Cooker you can sterilize medical equipment, cooking utensils, laundry and bandages.”

For more details visit Kickstarter.com and enter Sol-Man Solar Cooker in the Project Search.

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