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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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Three Types of Improvised Outdoor Wood-Fired Cook-Stoves, Part 1 of 3

The following is part one of a three part series on wood fire cook stoves that you can easily make and use at home.  This article is written by Hangtown Frank.

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Introduction

This is the first 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.…

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Wood Stoves and House Fires

In a long-term emergency, we would have to adapt to several old technologies all of which would made a house fire more likely.  The use of kerosene, wood stoves, charcoal, and other open flame devices create problems that we are not used too.

The incorrect installation of a wood stove is a common cause of fires.  One of the problems is that people do not understand pyrophoric action or the chemical decomposition of wood due to the continuous or intermittent application of heat.  The normal ignition temperature of wood falls in the area of 400 degrees.  After being exposed to a lower heat from outside sources for a prolonged period of time the ignition temperature of the wood lowers.  …

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