Here is the "Bush Box: : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

It is a hollow styrofoam box. Styro is 6 inches thick all sides of the cube. Make your hollow just the size of your chosen pot. I found with use that a 1 and 1/2 gal Visions casserole with cover does the best job of cooking and is big enuff for a family meal. Hubby then enclosed the styrofoam in plywood. Plywood lid has 6 inch styrofoam that sets down inside the cube. The hollow in our box is 12 inches cubed and in the bottom we set a 12 " sq ceramic tile. Then he put it all on castors and I just roll it back under the table on our screen porch. Its really great. I call it a bush box as friends who live in the bush of Australia told us how to make it. Don't hesitate to ask me questions if my description doesn't make sense. We got the styro at Home Depot and the sheets are 4 to a pkg and one inch thick. He just cut them and stood them in next to each other. This would also allow you to expand the cube/hollow by just pulling out one or two sheets.

Taz...who uses her Bush Box all of the time. Beats the hell out of a crock pot.

-- Taz (Tassie, July 07, 1999


Hi Taz - I don't understand - how do you cook with this? Please tell us more. thanks

-- Mommacares (, July 07, 1999.

Bring the casserole or stew(etc0 up to frying/boiling/stewing temp and then tuck it into the box and come back in about 4 hours. c

-- Chuck, a night driver (, July 07, 1999.

This is Old Git's find and give recipes for using the bush box. Taz

-- Taz (Tassie, July 07, 1999.

Try this: buy a used tin trunk at Goodwill for about $10. Between now and when you want to cook with it, it's rat-proof storage for beans. For cooking, cut and fit styro inside. Wedging the styro means no gluing or anything, and the tin trunk means no hardware/tools needed to build the thing.

Even clumsy oafs like me can do this!

-- bw (home@puget.sound), July 07, 1999.

By the way, this thing is more than halfway to a solar oven. Glue some aluminum foil to cardboard, fold it up under the lid, and unfold it to reflect light down into the box. Lay a sheet of glass over the open box, and seal edges with tape/foam rubber to stop heat loss.

-- bw (home@puget.sound), July 07, 1999.

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