You might want to avoid smoke trails. Your area may be dry and hazardous. There are many reasons to avoid starting a fire but boiling water and cooking food is absolutely necessary.
If you don’t already have one, the 4 Patriots Sun Kettle is an absolute must to add to your survival toolbox. Highly recommended by former Navy Seals, and with many glowing reviews, this nifty gadget is near revolutionary.
2 parabolic mirrors trap the energy of the sun in a tempered glass tube. The greenhouse effect then works to cook your food without gas, energy, or fire. And what’s more, it’s completely silent.
Here’s an example of a demonstrated recipe and cooking video with the device.
A review from BigTV videos on YouTube is definitely worth watching before you buy. He shows you how to position a sundial on the device to channel the most sunlight possible into the chamber.
Overall, the Sun Kettle is compact, built like a tank, and very light at only 1.1 pounds. It’s at the very least worth a try and would be a very valuable tool to have in a pinch. If the power goes out, or for some reason you need to cook or boil water without starting a fire, you’ll be glad you had the Sun Kettle close by.