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    Exclusive offer for CM.com readers: Global Sun Oven Package

    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 12:32 AM

As part of our continuing efforts to acquire and provide special offers on quality resiliency-building products, we are pleased to have obtained exclusive pricing on the Global Sun Oven and accessory kit from St. Paul Mercantile. 

Solar ovens are an excellent backup cooking system in grid-down situations. They have plenty of non-emergency value, too. But in times of need, having a simple portable solution for safely cooking food that only requires the sun to be shining is a nearly invaluable asset.

 Specifically, St Paul Mercantile is offering us:

  • 13% off the Global Sun Oven, or
  • 20% off the Global Sun Oven package, including
    • The Global Sun Oven
    • Three Sun Dry Dehydrating Racks
    • Roll of Parchment Paper for Dehydrating
    • Two Easy Stack Pots with Interchangeable Enamel and Glass Lids
    • Water Pasteurizing Indicator (WAPI)
    • Two Cookie Sheet/Brownie Pans
    • Two Bread Loaf Pans
    • Sun Dry Dehydrating Racks

This offer runs through December 31, 2011.

Click here to take advantage of this offer, exclusive to ChrisMartenson.com readers.


To learn more about the Global Sun Oven, watch the manufacturer’s overview video.


Special Note: We have put in a good amount of time to review this product and are aware of comments/reviews about initial product off-gassing and food taste.  We highly recommend that you pre-use and wash the oven as directed by the manufactures’ instructions before using it to cook your first meals.  As with any new resiliency product, making sure you know how to use it before an emergency happens and that the product is in good working order is key to effective and safe outcomes.  This includes pre-using this oven.

Many of you may recognize St Paul Mercantile as one of the providers linked to from our site’s popular What Should I Do? guide (which we strongly recommend you brush up on if it has been a while since you’ve last read it).  Again, we need only look to the developments from earlier this year (the Japan tsunami, Hurricane Irene, the recent earthquake in Turkey) to realize the wisdom of developing solid resiliency on this front.

Here’s the excerpt from the guide that speaks to the wisdom of having a backup cooking solution in place before you need it: 


For countless reasons, being able to cook, even in an emergency, is non-negotiable.  Covering the basics in terms of cooking means being able to boil water and thoroughly heat perishable foods.  Boiling water is the easiest and most convenient way to tap into long-term food stores such as rice, pasta, and beans.  Even in short-term situations, being able to cook food and heat water makes life better.

For those of you with gas ranges, you may be able to cook on your stovetop during an electrical outage just by turning on the gas and using a match or grill lighter, but for those with an electric range, or in more severe emergency situations, a backup option will be necessary.

For cooking, we recommend:

• Solid performance – works fine for everyday family outdoor grilling needs
• Easily transportable
• Propane-fueled; takes both small 14/16 oz canisters or traditional 20 lb. tanks
• Customizable with many accessories
• Can be used to boil water

• Solar-powered
• Can be used to pasteurize water and milk
• Better for baking
• Includes 4-qt stock pot with steamer insert


Click here for smaller, travel-sized camping stoves.  We especially like the MSR WhisperLite because it can and will burn anything from gasoline to white gas to diesel fuel in a severe pinch.  It’s a true multi-fuel stove, and this flexibility is valuable.  Whatever you choose to use, be sure to stock up on reserve fuel for your stove(s).

There is also a wealth of advice about alternative cooking methods in our forums.


Click here to take advantage of this offer, exclusive to ChrisMartenson.com readers.

We welcome feedback and stories from members on how they are using their solar ovens and any great recipe ideas as well.

We hope these special offers continue to arrive as a welcome boon to those looking to add to their current preps and increase their personal resiliency to what the future may hold. Based on the positive feedback received to date, we’ll continue working to obtain more. If there are particular offers you’d like to see in the future, please let us know in the Comments section below.



Full disclosure: Based on our existing relationship with St Paul Mercantile, ChrisMartenson.com will receive a small commission if you purchase through this special offer. This will not impact the price you pay (in fact,as the offer states, you’re getting an exclusive price discount not available to the public-at-large). The proceeds we received will be immediately invested to fund new features and functionality for this site.

We’d also love to hear any feedback based on your first-hand experience with the products and vendors that we recommend through these special offers (and elsewhere on this site). Our goal is to ensure that we’re doing our utmost to offer the best guidance for utility, value, and service.

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