I love cooking on an open flame and I love rocket stoves. That doesn't make me a pyrothingamee, it just means I like getting back to basics. In fact if I don't get back to basics at least once a day then it hasn't been a good day.
I've been getting some material together to do a post on these wonderful cheap, simple to make and highly efficient camping stoves for a while so when I was over at Simon's Allotment and saw the one he made I had to share it with you.
It's basically two recycled smaller cans cut and fitted together to fit inside one bigger can.
All you need really is a pencil to make some guidelines, tin snips or heavy duty scissors, and some sand or even better, Vermiculite.
This little stove uses little twigs as fuel and is marvellous for camping or as an emergency cooker...
Sunday, January 13, 2013
How To Make Your Own Simple Cheap Efficient Rocket Stove...
Posted by The Flying Tortoise at 6:00 AM
Labels: back to basics living, cheap cooker, easy to make cooker, fuel efficient cooker, little cooking stove, recycled materials, rocket stoves, self sufficiency, simon's allotment, third world cooker
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How ingenious! - even I could make one of those.ReplyDelete
That would cook anything. Nice stove.ReplyDelete
I love this. Simple to make out of re-used materials - the best way.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing my post. It's been pointed out to me that sand is not a very good insulator - other rocket stoves I've seen have used ash or vermiculite.ReplyDelete
can you fill it with small rocks? where does one even GET vermiculite?Delete
Small rocks are not the best insulator, maybe better than sand, wood ash can be used but vermiculite is preferable, which can be found where garden supplies are sold.Delete
Very simple and very cool.ReplyDelete
I'd like to have a go at making one of those. Very ingenious.ReplyDelete
Leaving the rim on the can and cutting out the top inside the rim would make that a much sturdier stove.ReplyDelete
If you use vermiculite, make sure it does not contain asbestos.ReplyDelete
I'll do asbestos I can!ReplyDelete
I use Roxul AFB's that I have left over from treating my recording studio. That melts at 2150 F!!ReplyDelete
looks Good! I like it!ReplyDelete
Great post! I've built several small stoves before building my large stove for the Sugar Bush. Check it out! http://bckrvue.blogspot.com/2013/04/goober-peas.htmlReplyDelete
Well done top points. Think this is the answer to my spa heating problem :)ReplyDelete