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GoSun Ambassador Patrick Sweeney has become a household name in the ultra-running community. The headline of Sweeney’s running blog reads, “Vicarist for Hire.” (A vicarist, being one who devotes their life to maximizing others' vicarious enjoyment.), and the ultra-runner does just that, making a living having fun so that others can go along for the ride.
Traveling the majority of the year of his tiny, off-grid trailer, dubbed the “Patcave.” (complete with its own Instagram profile), Patrick has perfected a lifestyle that's uniquely his own, choosing quality over quantity.
We plants 20 trees for every stove sold. Of all actions we could take, why trees?
Sequestering CO2 aside, trees have a number of not so obvious functions that make them perhaps the single most powerful force for combating climate change and improving the lives of those in the world who live with the least. Having planted more than 10,000 trees to date in collaboration with Trees For The Future, we would like to share with you a few reasons why trees are a big deal.Read More
Solar cooking has been getting a lot of good press in the last months, and for good reason! Solar cooking is a great idea for anyone looking to reduce their fuel use, keep their kitchen cool or find a more convenient alternative to a conventional stove.
Luckily, if you're searching for a solar cooker, you now have more options than ever. From an oven that can bake a Turkey, to a stove that can cook a meal under clouds and snow, solar cooking technology has come a long way since your grade pizza box oven!
Comparing stoves is like picking a car; each model excels for certain uses and but may fall short in others. If fact, it's common for solar chefs to combine technology to meet the needs of their situation and environment. In order to demystify the options, we have created a comparison looking the most popular solar cookers on the market. Due to the nature of the comparison, we have compared cooker types rather than models, with exception to the GoSun solar cooking devices which have no parallels.
Consider a few key questions before exploring your options:
Spring is heating up, and the sun is making its presence felt—in more ways than one. With each season new applications for solar are finding their ways into our lives. This year, you can power your whole Spring and Summer with these neat solar gadgets that even manage to make working over the weekend a little bit cooler. Plus, you’ll save fuel by swapping out a few common spring appliances. Here are some of our favorite solar-powered products for your sunniest Spring yet.Read More
Many aspire to escape the stress and dependency of modern life, but few have started from the ground up to make that vision a reality. Over the last 8 months GoSun Ambassadors, Jesse and Alyssa, have done just that on their 5 acre lot in Idaho.
Cataloging everything about their journey on their homesteading blog Pure Living for Life and YouTube, they have created a plethora of resources on essential topics such as purchasing land, saving money on building materials, mending soil from scratch, milling your our own lumber and even expense reports to boot!Read More
With a few years of solar cooking under our belts, we've picked up some best practices that will make your solar cooking adventures even more enjoyable and delicious.Read More
After years of working with vacuum tube solar cookers and thousands of happy customers, we’ve become experts on the matter. In wake of our recent appearance on Top Chef, in which one of the cheftestants thermally shocked and broke their cooking tube, we’ve decided to address this matter head on.
Properly made vacuum tubes typically break from only one of two causes: a substantial impact or thermal shock. To put it simply, These tubes only break with user error. Furthermore, GoSun would not be in business if our evacuated tubes exploded. Due to the vacuum's reverse pressure, GoSun's cooking chambers actually implode if they break, they do not send projectiles of broken glass.
The Top Chef contestants had absolutely no time to familiarize themselves with the product. Due to this oversight, and the fact that the production assistants opened the GoSun to the sun, one of the chefs arrived to the GoSun Sport pre-heated at about 600°F. She then poured cool water inside creating Thermal Shock.
Solar vacuum tubes are nothing new and are trusted my millions daily for solar hot water heating. As an established industry, these tubes have been installed on rooftops across the world and are built to last the elements for decades. Cooking in the tube however, brings an additional factor into the mix: the human factor.
The following myths should help de-bunk the fear and misinformation about these magical vacuum tubes:Read More
What some people see as a simple vacation other can make into a lifestyle (or better yet, an art). We discovered Tiffany a few months ago posting on the GoSun Community Kitchen. Her eye-catching recipes came attached with intriguing snip-bits and breathtaking landscapes. We had a feeling that there was a great story behind the photos and reached out to get the inside scoop behind this enigmatic RVing boondocker.
I had moved/relocated exactly 40 times as an adult on my own. I have lived in several different states and many cities within those states. I had great experiences due to those moves, but eventually, I tired of buying and selling homes, the packing, the physical moves, etc. So, in the spring of 2014, I decided to simplify my life. What better way to continue to have great experiences and still satisfy my gypsy nature of “moving” than to start RVing?
Released this October, the Nokero 233 is the world’s most efficient solar light. Waterproof and built to take a beating, the 233 is the perfect companion for camping or emergency lighting and can run up to 15 hours from a single day’s charge, cranking out 25 lumens. Even better, for every light sold, Nokero will give an equal light to a family in need.