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This is a simple cooking tool that can be used for when families go camping or go on a picnic without something to cook your food. It can be built in a matter of fifteen minutes. if built correctly, it can work perfectly and then also, instead of being a big heavy oven, it is very light and protable.

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Step 1: Materials List

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Material List:
1 medium cardboard box
1 30 inch piece of tin foil
4 small paperclips
2 small nails
1 large paper plate
1 12 inch sheet of plastic wrap to protect your food from bugs (Or an alternitive would to put the food in a plastic bag, with or without the plate. Your choice)
2 6 inch pieces of Duck Tape
1 Pair of Scissors
1 Tape Measure,Ruler, or Yard stick
1 Thermometer (If needed to check if your food is hot enough to be cooked)

Step 2: The Tin Foil

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First, gather materials and make sure everything is present so then you may start. You then lay out the tin foil and make it fit the width of the box. You may fold it if needed in case the box is not the exact size needed. Make sure that on the tin foil, the shiny side is facing you so it may reflect sunlight onto the food you are cooking. You then papreclip the tin foil to the box so then it will not fall off when you fold the box. Now lets get started!

Step 3: The Box

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Now fold the box on a middle crease and put two wings together and tape them. This should make the box have support when it stands up and will make the reflective part go on top. When placing the reflector wing, you may chose on what kind of an angle may be nessassary to heat your food when the sun is at different pionts in the sky. This will be key for the oven to be successful.
JeffM311 months ago

Very Simple and easy!!! What about using a Work boot box? These are usually hinged rather than having to cut the box and unfold it. You can still line the box with the tin foil. and use the nails to adjust the angle of the top and for securing the oven for transport.