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“Build Your Own Solar Food Dehydrator”

“Harness The Power Of The Sun To Quickly And Efficiently Dry And Preserve Meat, Fish & Your Garden Bounty! It’s The Low-Cost Way To Preserve Your Food Naturally—Even During Hard Times, Off Grid, With No Electricity Needed!”

Dear Friend,

The freshest, most nutritious food is that grown in our gardens…

(Or purchased in-season, from local farmers!)

But with a limited growing season, we have access to most fruits and vegetables for only a few weeks each year… 

… Challenging us to find more efficient ways to quickly preserve our local garden bounty! 

So we can eat these high-quality foods year-round! 

Freezing is considered one of the most convenient ways to preserve food.

But if you’re like me, thinking ahead to a grid-down situation, you know it’s risky to be completely dependent on electricity-based methods of food preservation like freezing. 

When you might not have access to a reliable source of electricity! 

(And you’ll need to ration the electricity you DO have!) 

And that’s why, like me, I thought you might be interested in learning this less common but highly efficient method of preserving food that you can start using right away:

Preserving Food For FREE Using Solar Energy!

A solar food dryer (or dehydrator) is exactly what it sounds like:

It’s a build-it-yourself box specially designed for drying meat, fruit, vegetables, and nuts with a clear glass or plastic top, and drying racks inside.

You simply prepare your produce or meat, place it on the drying racks inside, and make sure your box is positioned in direct sunlight! 

Solar radiation passes through the clear plastic top of your box dryer — and the heat trapped inside the box dries the food. 

Of course, it’s a little more complicated than this, as you need to:

  • Design a venting system that circulates and heats fresh air, while making sure MOISTURE is carried out, to prevent molding and rotting.
  • And you need to make sure the system is designed with materials that are food safe and won’t leach or off-gas chemicals and poisons into your food.

But that’s the gist of it!

Solar food drying is easy to do … the results are delicious … and it’s FREE! 

(At least it’s free once you’ve built the initial dryer, but more on that in a minute.)

Delicious Results In Just 48 Hours!
(Perfect for The Lazy Homesteader.)

Homesteading and prepping teaches you to be efficient.

Especially during the summer and early fall, when your garden bounty needs to be harvested FAST to prevent spoilage. (Because what’s the point of growing all this food if you can’t preserve it for year-round consumption?) 

That’s why I’m certain, like me, you’re going to fall in love with this solar food dryer.

Because once you’ve built it using the step-by-step plans I’ll send you, that’s it!

It’s incredibly easy to use. And fast!

I’m lazy this time of year, because I already have so many DIY homesteading projects on the go, while the weather is good. 

So I personally like to just quickly chop up the fruit (ha ha, or sweet talk my wife into the task), lay them flat on the drying racks, and then let the sun do the work. 

For the most part, the natural sugars in foods like apples, pears, berries, and tomatoes make for delicious snacking once they’re dried. No extra fuss is necessary.

Here I Am Prepping Some Potatoes For Dehydrating 

Vegetables will need to be quickly blanched (dunked in boiling and then cold water) to limit the risk of food-borne illnesses before chopping them and placing them in the dryer. But this doesn’t take long.

And I can tell you from experience, there are ENDLESS delicious recipes for fruit leathers… plus all kinds of mouthwatering meat jerkies, including deer, beef, poultry, and fish!

All truly flavorful, nutritious snacks for your family that are EASY to make. 

Once your food is in the dryer, all you need is 2 consecutive days of sun!  

Because most produce and jerkies will be ready in 1 to 2 days, less than 48 hours.

Exactly What You Need To Preserve All These Foods:

Of course, the solar food dryer does more than make dried apple snacks! ;-)

(Although, I can tell you from experience, kids LOVE the dried fruit snacks you’ll make using this solar food dryer, and they’re SUPER healthy, because they don’t contain harmful sulfites like store-bought dried fruit.) 

With your own solar food dehydrator, you can make…

  • Dried Fruit Snacks
  • Dried Berries
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Dried Vegetables (the list is endless)
  • Dried Herbs
  • Fish Jerky
  • Beef, Goat & Deer Jerky
  • Chicken & Turkey Jerky

And so much more!

You can also dehydrate asparagus, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, green beans, mushrooms, carrots, celery, corn, peas, green beans, peppers, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, and more!

Plus, don’t forget:

Dried Fruits & Vegetables Can Be Quickly REHYDRATED For Cooking! 

Just because it’s dried, doesn’t mean you need to eat it dried. Soak the fruits and/or vegetables you wish to use in water for 20 to 30 minutes until soft. (Some may need more or less soaking, experiment.) 

Use them in flavorful soups, stews, stir-fries, sauces, baking, and so much more. 

Again, drying your fruits and vegetables is another way to preserve your food for consumption year-round!

Building Vs. Buying A Solar Food Dehydrator
$600-$900 vs. DIRT CHEAP. Hmmm…

Most food dehydrators that you’ll find for sale are electric.

So they’re no good if you’re preparing for a scenario where you won’t have easy access to unlimited electricity. 

Plus, my experience has been that electric dehydrators that can handle the large capacity of food that we homesteaders and preppers are growing, with our large (and forever expanding) victory gardens, are really expensive!

Like $600 to $900 US to purchase (and that doesn’t include shipping).

And again – they’re electric! So not cost-effective at all. And no good when the grid goes down.

Solar food dryers, on the other hand, are so economical and so darn EASY to build yourself that it’s actually almost IMPOSSIBLE to find one for sale!

Because why would you pay hundreds of dollars + shipping??? 

When you can SAVE hundreds of dollars by building it yourself??? 

Especially if you’re like me, and you like to repurpose, scrounge, and reuse free and found materials to make your DIY projects even more cost-effective!)

Download The Build-It-Yourself (DIY) Plans
For My Favorite Solar Food Dehydrator

Building your own solar food dryer is dead simple.

Again, that’s why you won’t find them for sale online. They’re too darn easy to build. 

However, it is important that you work from good plans, created by someone who actually understands the scientific principles behind the design. 

This isn’t something you want to build by trial and error, because you need a plan that:

  • Avoids use of materials that can off gas or leach toxins into your food! (REALLY IMPORTANT!)
  • Pulls moisture OUT of the dryer – so your foods don’t get moldy!
  • Maximizes the use of solar energy, so your food dries quickly, bacteria is killed off, and you can process multiple batches of produce or jerky quickly! To preserve MORE of your garden bounty and game.
  • And is generally efficient in design, so energy isn’t wasted – and money isn’t wasted on unnecessary supplies.

It’s a lot to think about, especially if you’re new to solar dryers.

And that’s why I decided to team up with my good friend and colleague, Steve Maxwell, to create this easy-to-follow blueprint for my favorite solar dehydrator design. 

So you can download a copy in the next 5 minutes. 

(And start building today, if you’re feeling ambitious! ;-)

Designed By The Master Builder The Experts Turn To…

And that’s why, when I became sold on the use of solar food dehydrators, I contacted Steve, told him about my vision, and teamed up with him to create the blueprint for the solar dryer you see here:

Reasons why I’m such a big fan of this design include:

Superior Design

  • Superior solar energy collection with an easy-to-build, 3 level design: includes (1) the collector frame, (2) the base frame, (3) and drying frame, all designed to efficiently collect and distribute infrared energy for the fastest results.
  • Design performs well in both dry and humid climates! (No concerns about food molding because the free-flowing ventilation system pulls moisture away from the food, out of the dryer.)
  • Absolutely silent, with no smell! Unlike electric dehydrators with noisy fans that must run for hours and hours, this solar dryer is quiet. Plus, because it’s located outdoors, there will be no stinking up the house!

Cost Effective

  • Comes with plans for building your own drying racks! (No purchase necessary.) Some plans for solar dryers require that you BUY the drying racks, which is a pain. They’re incredibly difficult to locate and costly to ship. And it’s ridiculous when they’re so easy to build yourself.
  • Economical design that’s easy and cost-effective to build—this particular design not only makes better use of the solar energy collected than any other design I’ve seen, but it also uses less building materials!
  • It’s easy to adjust the size, depending on your needs! (Just don’t mess with the design of the venting system and solar energy collection system. Otherwise, scale it as you see fit.)

Portable & Clean

  • It’s super simple to load, unload, and clean. (Important, because this helps speed up the processing of food during the height of growing season, when we’re all usually busy!)
  • Portable, extremely easy to move around the yard! Sometimes you’ll want it near the house; other times you’ll want it closer to the garden or orchard. Move it to the best sun spots, as necessary.
  • Pest-proof + weather resistant design! This is important; you don’t want a surprise rain storm to ruin your efforts.
  • Comes with a detailed tools + supplies list, making it quick to gather everything you need to start building.

Plus, I can assure you these solar food dryer plans are meant to be used!

They’re clearly written with no extra fluff, so even you non-engineers can successfully build it without a lot of fuss or hassle. ;-)

Get The Complete DIY Solar Food Dryer Plans
Detailed Here for Just $7!

A solar food dryer is an excellent investment in your future preparedness.

And you don’t need to wait for a grid-down situation to start enjoying the benefits. In fact, I highly recommend building yours NOW, while we still have the luxury of hardware stores for collecting building materials. 

If you hustle, and start building it right away, you’ll still have time to use it this season, and preserve the remainder of your garden bounty between now and the end of October. 

Or—you can take advantage of this special introductory price… 

… And get the plans for just $7 today! 

And then make this a winter project—so you’re ready for next Spring/Summer. 

Either way, it’s exactly what you need to get started making your own sundried fruits, vegetables, beef and fish jerkies, and more. 

And there’s no risk in getting your copy of the solar food dryer plans for $7 today! 

Because it comes with a …

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Answers To All Your Questions About Solar Food Drying!
1) How long does it take to dehydrate food with this solar dryer?

On average, it takes about two days of good sunshine.

(Between the months of May and October.) 

You’ll need to experiment, though, as the type of food you’re drying, your location, the amount of sun you get daily, and the daily temperature and humidity will all impact how quickly you get results. 

However, the good news is, this is EASY! 

This isn’t like baking a delicate cake that’ll fall if you open the oven door! You can check in on the food, see how it’s coming along, sample your efforts, and decide when it’s done. 

Just be sure to keep a written record of weather and how long it took to get results with each type of fruit, veggie, fish + meat you put in the dehydrator. It’ll be easier to get great results if you keep good records.

2) How long will it take to build this solar food dehydrator?

Building doesn’t take long. You can putter at it, on and off, over a couple of days and get it done. (Assembly doesn’t take long; you do need to wait for paint to dry, so that adds a bit of time.)

What takes the most time is sourcing the materials. I personally like to scrounge as much free material as possible for my DIY projects. (Although most everything you need is available at your local hardware store, if you don’t have the patience for this.) 

But depending on where you live, you may need to order the food-grade mesh and have it shipped to your location. So this sourcing of the building materials is what will likely take you the longest. Not that it’s hard! ;-)

3) Are solar food dryers REALLY better than electric dehydrators?

Not only are solar food dryers more economical than electric dehydrators, they’re more cost-effective – and I think they’re timesavers, too!

First of all, how are you planning to run an electric dehydrator in a grid-down situation? Even with a generator on-hand, why would you waste this precious resource on your electric dehydrator? 

Second, electric dehydrators are EXPENSIVE! Because let’s face it, most of us homesteaders and survivalists aren’t looking to dehydrate a single bag of apples for our kids. This isn’t a hobby! 

We have a large garden full of produce that we need to dehydrate quickly… or maybe a deer carcass that needs butchering and processing… 

So we need to be able to move fast and get it dehydrated, or risk spoilage. 

Electric dehydrators with large capacity cost $600 to $900+ US. And then you’re spending $2-$5 a day on electricity running them. 

It’s MUCH more cost-effective to build your own solar food dehydrator. 

It’s easy to build a solar dryer that has decent capacity. 

Build it once, for a much smaller investment—and run it for FREE! 

Plus, I like that the solar food dryer runs OUTDOORS! It’s quiet, with no loud fans, and there’s no heat, odor, or added moisture in my house. (Especially important during the summer… we already avoid running the oven in the house during the summer. Why would I put an electric dehydrator in my house?)

4) Will this solar food dehydrator work where I live?

The solar food dehydrator works anywhere that you get a minimum of two days of good sunshine in a row. It will even work on partially cloudy days! (You may just need to leave the produce or meat in the dehydrator a bit longer.)

The general rule of thumb is: if you live somewhere that you get enough sunshine to successfully grow a garden, then you get enough sunshine to use a solar food dehydrator!

5) Is it safe to eat food that’s been dehydrated this way?

Absolutely, yes! It’s sanitary, weatherproof, and pest proof. Plus, we’ll show you how to build it so that there are no concerns about hormone-disrupting chemicals (or any chemicals!) coming in contact with your food, or leeching into your food.

Be warned, not all solar food dryer plans take this into consideration.

6) Can I REALLY safely dry and eat meat this way?

Yes! You really can. Think about it… How are you going to store meat when the grid goes down, and you don’t have a freezer anymore?

The drying of meat has been practiced for centuries (jerky dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt), and it is still the most common method of meat preservation in developing countries without easy access to affordable refrigeration. 

Once meat has been dried (jerky-fied ;-) it’s shelf-safe—which means it can be stored without refrigeration! Making it perfect for anyone trying to decrease their dependency on their freezer in preparation for a grid-down scenario. 

And the nutritional properties of jerky remain basically the same when it’s dried. 

The only piece of advice I have for you is to focus on drying LEAN cuts of meat—especially game meat, like deer! 

Because the fat on the meat can still go rancid. So lean cuts store better, for longer. 

And it’s a good idea to monitor the temperature of your solar dryer, because it needs to heat to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit to kill bacteria like Salmonella or E.coli. If you’re concerned that you’re not getting enough hot sun, it’s a good idea to pre-cook the meat a bit, before placing it in the dryer. (Again, to kill the bacteria.) 

The advantage of using the solar food dryer for meat preservation over, say, salting and hanging the meat to dry, is that it’s FASTER—so your meat isn’t exposed to insects, rodents, or birds. And contamination is limited!

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About The Creator, Chet Womach

Founder of

In case we haven’t met before, my name is Chet Womach, and I’m the face behind this massive, growing resource for preppers, homesteaders, and survivalists:

I originally started this website to document my personal journey preparing for societal collapse or TEOTWAWKI scenarios (The End Of The World As We Know It). 

However, it’s grown to be so much more than that. In my push to become self-reliant, as fast as possible, I’m regularly seeking out little-known experts in niche topics (like building solar food dryers … or trapping game ... or choosing the perfect bugout location… etc.). 

I’m learning everything I can from these experts—and then I’m connecting YOU with this knowledge! 

(Either directly, or via reports and videos that show you everything!)

Because the biggest mistake that preppers make is thinking they can just go on the Internet and look at cool reviews of survival gear… buy that stuff…and think they are prepared.

While that is certainly better than nothing, my experience has ALWAYS shown every time I go to use that cool new gear the first time it does NOT work like I expected. There are a few exceptions but they are rare. 

So my vision for this website is to SHOW YOU my mistakes… and give you the chance to learn from my successes and failures… to help speed up YOUR efforts to become self-reliant. 

Because what sounds good in theory vs. what actually works in the real world is usually different! ;-) 

And don’t you want to be among the people who’ve TESTED the gear and prepping strategies? BEFORE we’re all facing a SHTF scenario? I know I do…

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