Be Prepared for Life
Activity Kit Three:
Project 12: Build a stove
To design and build your own stove can be a useful and valuable start to cooking food. Only a few ideas can be suggested here for more ideas see Veldlore scrapbook No. 3 Camp cooking. The stove will depend on what materials are available to build it. It should include an oven and a pot or billy-can heating space.
BUILDING THE BEST STOVEFor many Africans cooking food means finding, chopping, and carrying wood to the fire place.
Each day the search takes longer, the forests and bushes retreat further and we are poorer...Why?
Because a world without trees is a dying world!
less oxygen to breathe, less shelter for birds and animals, less rainfall, fewer streams, fewer plants and less food.
Any stove that uses less wood to do the same work is a better stove.
Today millions of African families are using conservation stoves which
help to save the trees and build the strength of the whole community.
more nutrients [food value],
natural flavours and colours,
less water, more vitamins,
no dangerous additives.
If you buy all your food from a shop then you eat between 5 and 7 kilograms of food additives each year, this is one of the reasons why so many more people seem to have food related allergies these days. The skills in this kit should enable you to eat more food, healthy food, fresher food, and more meat rather than fat, and to avoid some harmful artificial chemical additives.
In our next kit
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