If you’re living off the grid or homesteading, you probably already know how challenging it can be to come up with food stores. Preserving food is always an option, but can be time consuming and labor intensive, especially if you’re off the grid. Luckily, Instructables has a tutorial on how to construct a solar powered dehydrator to solve this very problem.
On top of being energy efficient, this dehydrator is economical because it can be constructed using mostly recycled materials. It might take a bit of time and resourceful thinking to find the materials, but it’ll help you build this dehydrator for next to nothing. The design does call for a recycled computer fan, which can be easily powered even if you’re off the grid. Big batches of fruit, veggies, and even meals like chili can be easily dried and saved for winter months or camping trips in this dehydrator.