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Three types of improvised outdoor wood-fired cook-stoves Part 3 of 3

Introduction 

This is the third of a series of three discussions about three improvised wood-fired “rocket” cook stoves I have made for my own outdoor use. In all three types, the stove top is at a convenient elevation above floor/ground. What I have done for my own use should not be construed to be advice to you or anyone else. Seek the advice of a safety professional regarding proper safety precautions for your situation.

The wood used in these stoves includes 4-ft long pieces of broken branches, stove-wood length split fire wood for use in traditional cast iron wood-fired cook stoves, and short chunks of branch wood where chunk diameter and length are about equal.…

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Three types of improvised outdoor wood-fired cook-stoves Part 2 of 3

Introduction

 This is the second of a series of three discussions about three improvised wood-fired “rocket” cook stoves I have made for my own outdoor use. In all three types, the stove top is at a convenient elevation above floor/ground. What I have done for my own use should not be construed to be advice to you or anyone else. Seek the advice of a safety professional regarding proper safety precautions for your situation.

The wood used in these stoves includes 4-ft long pieces of broken branches, stove-wood length split fire wood for use in traditional cast iron wood-fired cook stoves, and short chunks of branch wood where chunk diameter and length are about equal.…

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More on Rocket Stoves, DIY

A year or so ago one of my sons and I made a rocket stove out of a five gallon kerosene can and a some approximately three inch diameter steel pipe.  With a cutting torch and a welder, it only took a few minutes to build.  For insulation around the pipe, I used dirt at first, but soon changed to lava rock.  The dirt worked fine, but I had to move it occasionally and the lava rock is much lighter.

I was able to start a fire and get the stove to work well from the beginning.  But like most things, the more I use it the easier it becomes and the more efficient the stove runs. …

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