Sunday, March 23, 2014

Power Free Cooking

I had recently heard about something called The Wonder Bag.

I was reading a blog by someone who was boon docking in
Denali National Park…  She went out for the day and when
she arrived back to her camper - a warm pot of stew was waiting..

All without an inverter or stove running while she was gone.

I became intrigued, did some research on The Wonder Bag and learned
that it was developed by someone in South Africa as a way for people
living in areas where power is at a premium to save fuel while cooking.

Basically you can use it for any recipe that you would use a crock pot.

It works like this…

Prepare your recipe on the stove…
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 - 20 minutes or so to heat the contents.

Transfer the covered pot to the Wonder Bag.

Pull the draw string to draw the sides of the bag up…
Place the top cover inside the bag

Pull the drawstrings the rest of the way to seal up the bag.

That's it!

Come back in 4, 5, 6 hrs…

Whenever your are ready…   dinner is served!

The heat is retained inside and the food uses it's own heat to cook.

So simple.  I love it.  It works great.

For my RV or sailboating friends where power is sometimes at a premium,
this is a great way to make a no fuss meal with very little power usage.

Instead of simmering on the stove for hours and using all that propane and generating heat,
or running an inverter to power a crockpot…

Over 650,000 have been distributed in third world countries and
in refugee camps where fuel is scarce and hard to obtain.

So simple...
This thing is a winner.


  1. Where do you purchase and how much are they?

  2. I wondered the same thing! I'm sure the intrepid Greg will respond in mere minutes, but until then, I found this:

  3. That's exactly where I got it

  4. Really cool. I am going to look at the link now. The things people come up with just ammaze me!

  5. Working on an IP in Islamorada this week - went out for spaghetti and "MEATBALLS" and I need to find a good MEATBALL - do I have to drive up to Alaska to get one (Kate?)

  6. Fascinating! This makes possible all the delicious crockpot recipes I always think I can't make on the boat! Thanks, Greg, for sharing such great ideas. Just think of all the yummy meals Kate will cook using the Wonder Bag.


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