Friday, December 20, 2013

Rocket Stove

Here is the rocket stove I have been wanting to build. I finished it last night and fired it up. It works great and it will be used to cook on this weekend.

Before I got too excited, I set it up in my shop to see how it all fit together. It took 21 fire bricks I picked up for $5.00. It helps that I have a brother in law that works at a brick yard. The brick base was free because they came from the wife's flower garden.
In the wood chamber there is a wire mess that divides the fire from the air chamber on the bottom. I had this material left over from another project.








 I built a base for it to sit on from scrap wood I had laying around. There is no worries about the wood getting too hot through those thick base bricks.
The 21st brick is used as a damper for the air flow and heat control by sliding it across the front.
This was a easy build and a great survival tool. It takes very little wood to cook on. A couple handfuls of twigs and small pieces of scrap wood will give you enough heat to cook on for a long time.
Total project cost - $5.00, Time - 1 Hour, Benefits - Priceless   

This weekend I will be cooking about 10 pounds of potatoes on it for Potato Salad. 
The wife calls it cute, I call it a necessary survival tool, Aww, who am I kidding, it's cute. 

See Ya,
Jerry

14 comments:

  1. Very cool AND a great survivsl tool :)

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  2. Very nice, you don't have to worry about much happing to it other than a bee nest in the summer. Solid looking for sure.

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    1. I know they can be made out of anything but this is the design and look I wanted. Thanks SBF

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  3. MDR,

    AKA: Rocket Man!!!!

    It's cute but very functional, I like it!!!!

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  4. AWESOME and cute, I want one!!! Thanks for sharing I'm showing the hubs your post :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly, let me know if you need anymore detail.

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  5. I love this! Would love to see a pic of the inside with the wire mesh.

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    1. Sure thing Carmen. I will post one the next time I cook with it.

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  6. I like this! Thanks for posting.

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