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This solar food dehydrator can dry lots of food in one big batch. It will save you money and give you a good feeling of being self-sufficient.
I know you are probably looking at this solar food dehydrator and thinking … boy, that’s too big… Well, this is an ideal size for off the grid living and people who do dehydrate food all the time.
This is by far the best DIY solar food dehydrator that I have come across.
It takes no electricity and as you can dehydrate more food in one go, it frees you up to do other things around the homestead. Like caring for your animals and spending time with the kids teaching them the homesteading lifestyle.
As an added bonus, this solar dehydrator does not rely on direct sunlight to dry out your fruits and vegetables. This causes a nutritional loss that you can’t afford when SHTF.
Instead, the sun heats the air, which rises naturally and flows through the chamber and dehydrates the food sitting in the upper racks. Genius!
These free plans include a materials and tools list, cutting diagrams and robust instructions with pictures. They are detailed so even the novice DIY’er could build one of these in no time.
Remember to bookmark the plans or better yet, print them out and put them into your emergency binder so you have them when SHTF.
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Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.