RVer Joyce Caudell, boondocking, solar oven baked corn bread


+sunOven_JimmySmith_JoyceCaudell_JulianneGCrane Invited to a potluck in the middle of the desert and you have a hankering for corn bread, but don’t have an oven in your camper? What to do?

Ask your neighbor, retired nurse Joyce Caudell of Portland, Ore., if you can borrow her solar Sun Oven.

Caudell has been fulltime RVing for several years and has rigged out her 26-foot Itasca Sunova motorhome with several boondocking amenities–two 100-watt solar panels, two 6-volt deep-cycle AGM batteries and an onboard Onan generator.

SunOven_cornbread_JulianneGCrane“I love creating adventures that involve my kayak, bicycle and hiking boots,” says Caudell, “and living off-the-grid gives me the opportunity to do more of that.”

When Caudell first began RVing she was involved in ultra-lite backpacking. “I soon realized that my RV was the coolest tent I ever had,” she says.

Photos: Top: Joyce Caudell shows Jimmy Smith how to operate her solar Sun Oven. Bottom: Jimmy Smith’s ‘Corn Meal Conquistador Bread’ baking in Sun Oven. By Julianne G Crane

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