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Old 01-13-2014, 08:24 PM   #15
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To determine the amp hrs draw on the batteries, you must use battery voltage, not crock pot voltage for this calculation, i.e. 100/12, or 8.3 amps. Over the 6 hours mentioned, you would use around 50 amp hours (not counting the losses created by the inverter) which is a significant portion of what is safe to use from a typical group 24 battery.

Not saying it can't be done, but you are going to need a way to put the amp hours back in the battery...
Thanks Jon for straightening me out on that, I don't know where my head was when I did that calc. (I was at work) Of course you use the battery voltage duh. I knew it seemed like not very much was being pulled out. It's a good thing I'm not an electrical engineer (as should be obvious).
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:51 PM   #16
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A couple of the reviewers for that 12V unit say their plug melted in the socket. Doesn't sound too good.

In bright summer sunshine, I wonder if a person could set a pot of food out on the hood for slow cooking? Plenty of sun in Arizona, not sure if it's hot enough this time of year though... but maybe with a focusing lens above the pot to concentrate the sunbeam!
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:06 PM   #17
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A couple of the reviewers for that 12V unit say their plug melted in the socket. Doesn't sound too good.

In bright summer sunshine, I wonder if a person could set a pot of food out on the hood for slow cooking? Plenty of sun in Arizona, not sure if it's hot enough this time of year though... but maybe with a focusing lens above the pot to concentrate the sunbeam!

No, go ahead, you eat first.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:10 PM   #18
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No, go ahead, you eat first.
LOL

I'll be sticking with the Dutch Oven..........
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:46 PM   #19
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Why not go all the way: a Wi Fi enabled crock pot?
Belkin cooks up a Crock-Pot for well-connected kitchens | MNN - Mother Nature Network
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:27 PM   #20
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I used to be amazed at our grandparents because they witnessed
so many changes in their life times. But a couple months ago, I
realized they didn't witness near the things we are witnessing in our
generation. Not that what they witnessed weren't as historical or
amazing at the time.

I can barely get by with some of the technology, but am totally lost
in most of it. Partly because I have no need to know all this or have
any desire to know.

This all reinforces my desire to simplify everything.
Many of my cronies and I talk how our kids, grandkids and possible
many in the communities may have to look us up when the grids go
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Somebody has to show others how to build a fire and how to sustain
themselves. Or, we may have to pool together to feed everybody........
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:38 PM   #21
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Thermos Thermal (Slow) Cooker

These are Very Spendy, but have a look at the Thermos Thermal Cooker. I've never used one, never seen one on t.v., but it's an interesting concept and would allow you to hike all day and have some kind of dinner almost ready when you return.

For What It's Worth, I thought we had a thread on here where folks talked about these things, but I could not find it. (oh, Donnnnnna!)
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Although I've never tried it myself...how about a DIY Solar Oven? How to Make and Use a Solar Oven: 19 Steps (with Pictures)
or cook on your manifold? Check out this book, Manifold Destiny! Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!: Chris Maynard, Bill Scheller: 9781416596233: Amazon.com: Books
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The only manifold cooking I have done was a little limberger cheese
on the manifold of an unsuspecting non-friend. Of course, that was
back when a person could see a manifold. I can't even see an engine
in the newer cars.
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Wow, good price on that 12v cooker.
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From user questions on this 12V slow cooker:

Q: How does the solar portion work? I want to enter a cooking competition and need something to work on battery for 6 hours, without being plugged in
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Ours doesn't have any sort of solar power ability so I don't know how that works. It plugged straight into the cigarette lighter. It did however manage to drain our car battery in about 10 minutes. It must be unplugged or turned off if the vehicle is not running.
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These are Very Spendy, but have a look at the Thermos Thermal Cooker. I've never used one, never seen one on t.v., but it's an interesting concept and would allow you to hike all day and have some kind of dinner almost ready when you return.

For What It's Worth, I thought we had a thread on here where folks talked about these things, but I could not find it. (oh, Donnnnnna!)
I have one version of these and they work very well. Put the contents in the pot bring to a boil then remove the pot from the stove and put into the storage container. works on the same context as a thermos bottle. the insulated container keeps the heat and food keeps on cooking much like a slow cooker. Food with a high liquid mass works extremely well. Soups, pasta and sauces, chili and stews. At the end of your day the temperature as dropped some and you are ready to eat.
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If I remember correctly,
aren't these called a "Box Oven" or box stove?

http://www.google.com/search?q=box+o...ih=740&dpr=0.9

Or hay box cooker

http://www.instructables.com/id/hay-box-cooker/
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Fireless Cooking link

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