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Offline Mr Mannn

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The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« on: November 09, 2012, 07:49:19 PM »
The video below is from a commercial site, but there are how-to guides on You Tube to make your own for free.
The key factor is this. Its made to use very small amounts of wood. Twigs and sticks.

If the SHTF your propane stove will run out of fuel. With a rocket stove, there are ALWAYS twigs, sticks and scrap wood lying around. You will never run out of fuel with this little gem!

First the commercial stove, its good to show how little fuel you need to cook a big pot.
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rSL1a_qk7Zg[/youtube]

How to make a rocket stove out of bricks...
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qoyBVKC0nI&feature=related[/youtube]

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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 08:02:02 PM »
Even cheaper, the completely free stove...
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ValmUnjz4&feature=g-hist[/youtube]

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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 08:15:46 PM »
This is link to another commercial rocket stove. I'm presenting this for the review below

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By D. Taylor
As a Scout leader I've found this stove useful since nearly anywhere we camp there's plenty of fuel to feed it. With this stove there's no reason to pack fuel. We use a large Dutch oven on top and cook our meals in that. It also works well with large cast iron fry pans, which distribute the heat nicely. You can also get a steel wok that fits nicely in the center for stir fry. Keep the kids not working on the meal busy by having them gather the fuel ;-)

This model is the best one of the series, it has the 6 pot supports and both a fuel door and a lower door for controlling the burn rate. This is a stove you have to tend to. The fuel chamber is pretty small (which helps it burn so clean), but this means that in a matter of 15 minutes it'll burn out if you don't tend to it and constantly feed it sticks. You don't have to put many in for it to be hot, but you do have to lay them out on the feed rack and keep them feeding into it. Don't think you can fire it up, walk away for an hour like you can with charcoal and come back to a cooked meal. This is not that type of stove. You can use it with charcoal and coal and then it'll burn for much longer.

I like knowing I have this stove in my garage since in any kind of emergency I can get a very hot fire going and there will be fuel. For the Zombie Prep group, it's also a covert way to cook, because the flame is contained (not visible) and there's essentially no smoke it burns so cleanly. In nearly every emergency, there's wood of some type around that would be freely available to fuel this stove.

An easy way to light this stove is to place a small chunk of fire starter (sawdust packed with wax) in the burn chamber on your first few sticks and light that. In a few minutes it'll be hot and burning well. Kindling works well too, and once the burn chamber is hot it'll keep everything going nicely. Open the bottom door all the way to increase the air flow at lighting time, close it partially to control the burn rate once you have your fire going. You can also change between the 2 included grates depending on the size of your fuel and how your wood burns. One grate has wider openings than the other and smaller pieces tend to fall through if you use the larger grate.

This stove design is called Rocket Stove due to the swirling action in the burn chamber. The creator has opened up his patented design to help enable impoverished countries get these at less cost and improve their cooking conditions.

*** Nov 2012 I was asked about using coal in this stove. The only coal I have tried is Charcoal, which works great and lasts longer than wood. I don't have lump coal to try but it does come with a coal grate and says it works well with coal too.

4 stars for a great stove that cooks with nearly any wood source, not 5 since it's high maintenance to keep the fire balanced.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2012, 04:55:03 AM by Mr Mannn »

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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 05:15:06 AM »
I have one of these I bought at a Boy Scout Jamboree some 20 years ago. It is the best! I can grill, boil or smoke! I use it camping all the time and have smoked many a trout on it. All you need is a camp fire. Just shovel in hot coals and your in! Not sure if you can still get them? I found this one on Ebay. If you ever find one and have a few bucks BUY IT! I can see it being indispensable in a SHTF situation.
Pryomid stove
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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 05:26:11 PM »
I have one of these I bought at a Boy Scout Jamboree some 20 years ago. It is the best! I can grill, boil or smoke! I use it camping all the time and have smoked many a trout on it. All you need is a camp fire. Just shovel in hot coals and your in! Not sure if you can still get them? I found this one on Ebay. If you ever find one and have a few bucks BUY IT! I can see it being indispensable in a SHTF situation.
Pryomid stove
That is a nice stove, but you still need a full size fire. Mine works on a few twigs and a couple of sticks. :tongue:
Still, Hi5 for  :fuelfire:

The good point is none of our stoves need chemical fuels like propane or gas. Both are portable, (yours folds flat), while mine can be built from scraps as long as you understand the principle.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2012, 05:28:56 PM by Mr Mannn »

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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2012, 05:45:34 PM »
It's somewhat amusing when city folk think they have reinvented the wheel when they stumble across ideas that have been applied for decades if not centuries.  :p
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.

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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 08:13:13 AM »
It's somewhat amusing when city folk think they have reinvented the wheel when they stumble across ideas that have been applied for decades if not centuries.  :p
yeah, but....Ok ya got me. I thought cooking with twigs was a breakthrough. Still, I'm glad I learned this now and not after TSHTF.

Still the very idea that a person could make a stove like this from scrap lying around is pretty cool. I have to pay $100 bucks or more for one at Amazon.

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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 01:03:45 PM »
yeah, but....Ok ya got me. I thought cooking with twigs was a breakthrough. Still, I'm glad I learned this now and not after TSHTF.

Still the very idea that a person could make a stove like this from scrap lying around is pretty cool. I have to pay $100 bucks or more for one at Amazon.

I wasn't addressing you sir. I was addressing my remarks in regard to the videos.
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.

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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 03:43:10 PM »
The basic principle has been around for decades - I mostly see them used as water heaters though. A little absorbent material in the bottom of a soup can soaked with a few caps of kerosene / diesel / etc will produce more than enough hot water to wash a large adult.


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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 04:15:57 PM »
I like the idea, but that first video........................FFS worried about greenhouse emissions!???    :hammer:
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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2012, 05:14:06 PM »
I like the idea, but that first video........................FFS worried about greenhouse emissions!???    :hammer:
That's explained by the simple fact this is made in Oregon.

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Re: The Rocket Stove! I like this!
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2012, 05:58:58 AM »
That's much to complicated for a DUmmie......they'll burn the water to a crisp.
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2014, 04:50:46 PM »
I've been checking these things out on YouTube... they're awesome.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh3cljTTJ2o[/youtube]

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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2014, 08:26:59 AM »
Sent it to my hubby :fuelfire:






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