• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • thomas rubino
  • Jay Angler
  • Tereza Okava

Just checking

 
Posts: 18
Location: South East Queensland, Australia
18
cat food preservation medical herbs greening the desert homestead ungarbage
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I would like to check something please, and I think I already know the answer.

My house is completely off grid, run on solar panels. If I use my excalibur dehydrator plugged into the wall which is solar powered, would that fly as a 'solar dehydrator'?

I think the answer will be no, but I would like to check as there's really no need for me to make a proper solar dehydrator when I already have one that suits my purposes.

Thanks in advance :)
 
master pollinator
Posts: 1952
Location: 4b
433
dog forest garden trees bee building
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm thinking the answer will be "no" because you didn't build it, but it's an interesting question.
 
steward
Posts: 7445
Location: Northern WI (zone 4)
2151
hunting trees books food preservation solar woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm guessing it's a no as well.  I think the goal of the BB is to show that you can dry food in a low tech manner.  I'm sure you don't need to build the dehydrator to get the BB since people get it while at Wheaton Labs using their dehydrator.  

The dashboard of a car in the sun could count as a solar dehydrator...  just saying.....  
 
Natasha Rutherford
Posts: 18
Location: South East Queensland, Australia
18
cat food preservation medical herbs greening the desert homestead ungarbage
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks everyone, I'll see what I can McGyver together :)
 
This tiny ad is suggesting that maybe she should go play in traffic.
Abundance on Dry Land, documentary, streaming
https://permies.com/t/143525/videos/Abundance-Dry-Land-documentary-streaming
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic