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In our household, we have a Sun Oven and a Solavore, SilverFire and StoveTec rocket stoves, and a dual-fuel Coleman stove, which uses both unleaded gasoline and Coleman fuel. I have the supplies for putting together an improvised cement block rocket stove, and a backyard full of trees, pinecones, and leaves. We purposely chose a gas stove for our home in order to have the ability to cook in a power outage.
In the emergency cooking department, we have numerous bases covered. Looking at these different types of stoves, it’s not enough to just have alternative cooking methods. You also need to make sure each one uses different types of fuels.…Read More...
For a while now my wife has wanted to try some new methods of outdoor cooking. So yesterday, I built her a 16 brick rocket stove. It is simple and easy to build. The stove was quite efficient and able to bring water to a boil quickly while consuming a small amount of wood. The stove works quite well on twigs and small scraps of wood you would normally ignore if you were building a campfire.
With dry wood, the stove produced very little smoke and reminded me of a Dakota Hole. My wife is now going to do some cooking on it and we will publish the results in the near future.…Read More...
Different methods of cooking.
Something I have wanted to write about for a while is ways to cook when the power is out and you are dependent on what you have stored. The following is an over view of several methods for cooking at your BOL I wish to discuss in depth in the future.
Campfires – The first method that most people think of is a campfire. Personally, this would be very low on my choices. Campfires are difficult to cook on, are highly visible and give off smoke. Food odors can also be a problem. They also are inefficient in their consumption of wood. …Read More...
Something else that I have built is a Rocket stove. They are easy to make and quite efficient. The big advantage to them is that they will burn twigs, dried brush, and other small debris that you normally would not use for fuel. If you are faced with a shortage of fuel, this would be a great stove to own.
I made mine out of a five-gallon can and some scrap 4-inch pipe and a old piece of grill. It works very well. You get a surprising amount of heat out of small twigs and branches. You can make stoves from almost any size of a can and old pipe. …Read More...