1. Carton / basket
2. Recycled clothing
3. 1 meter black polythene bag
4. 1m black cotton cloth
5. A big needle and a sawing string
The “fireless cooker” uses stored heat to cook food over a long period of time. The food is cooked on a traditional stove, before it’s transferred to the fireless cooker. The cooker is well insulated, keeping the heat in the food and allowing it to continue cooking inside.
A simple basket, insulated with local resources such as banana leaves or old clothes, can reduce fuel use by 40%, preserving scarce food and saving people hours of precious time.