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My Ammo Can Rocket Stove
8/3/12

Posted on 08/03/2012 10:10:54 AM PDT by Kartographer

Sorry I am so late on posting this, but I promised a review on how well my Ammo Can Rocket Stove work and so here it is


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: ammocan; prepparedness; preppers; rocketstove
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For those who haven’t seen it before here is a picture of my finished stove.

Here’s a picture of the fuel I started my test with. It’s mostly broken off pieces of wooden shipping pallets and I small amount of shredded paper from my shreader.


As soon as I had a fire going in the fire box I set a 2 quart aluminum pan filled with two quarts of tap water on the stove. (Please I do not wish to hear from anyone the dangers of cooking with aluminum!) 12 minutes and 56 seconds later the water in the pan was at a rolling boil.

Note no smoke coming from the stove. But caution the stove did smoke and quite a bit at first. I believe it was caused by a coat of oil on the stove pipe you often have from the manufacturing process. So don’t wait until an emergency to use your stove for the first time. You need to test it out and let it burn off this coat. Also you will get some smoke if you push your fuel in to far, keep it in the fire box area and out of the stove pipe bend and you will be fine.

As soon as the water came to a rolling boil I stopped adding any more fuel to the fire and the water continued a rolling boil for 6 minutes and 12 seconds. This is a picture of how much fuel I had left.


And lastly after the fire was completely out and the ashes cooled this is what was left in the firebox.

1 posted on 08/03/2012 10:10:59 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Link to original article on how to build a ammo can rocket stove:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2850938/posts


2 posted on 08/03/2012 10:13:15 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Weekly Prepper Thread PING!!

Besides testing out my rocket stove I also picked up 8 Dak Canned Hams (2 for $5.00 at CVS) and I vacuumed packed in canning jars (with oxygen absorebers) 2 qts of rasins.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 10:16:36 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Dont forget this all important step:

Step 0: REMOVE AMMO


4 posted on 08/03/2012 10:18:48 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Kartographer
That charcoal will burn, next time you fire up the stove.

Looks good. Thanks for sharing the pics.

/johnny

5 posted on 08/03/2012 10:20:50 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: freedomlover
Step 0: REMOVE USE AMMO

Now it's right. ;-)

6 posted on 08/03/2012 10:23:33 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Ammo rocket stove mark


7 posted on 08/03/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Kartographer

bfltr
This looks fun. Do you have plans? (I haven’t checked the other thread)


8 posted on 08/03/2012 10:30:20 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Kartographer

Very cool!
I have seen those but never made one.
Ive made lots of Penny Can Stoves.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 10:37:22 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mnehring

Plans and step by step here:

http://www.bearridgetradingpost.com/2011/07/ammo-can-rocket-stove/


10 posted on 08/03/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Thanks


11 posted on 08/03/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Kartographer
GREAT WORK, Kartographer!

I got some ammo cans laying around. I need to build one of those.

12 posted on 08/03/2012 10:48:04 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Kartographer

Ammo cans should be filled with ammo.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 10:51:18 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Kartographer
What did you use to insulate?
14 posted on 08/03/2012 11:04:06 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Kartographer

I’d hit the ‘like’ button if FR had one.....that is cool.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 11:12:23 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: MileHi

Vermiculite, from the garden center.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 11:15:56 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
This is my new "rocket stove", not as portable but sure works well.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer

bump


18 posted on 08/03/2012 11:24:12 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Kartographer

I always pictured you with bigger feet and penny loafers.


19 posted on 08/03/2012 11:34:34 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Kartographer

I always pictured you with bigger feet and penny loafers.


20 posted on 08/03/2012 11:35:08 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Army Air Corps

Bookmark


21 posted on 08/03/2012 11:40:30 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kartographer

Ping !


22 posted on 08/03/2012 11:41:42 AM PDT by onona (loving butter pecan)
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To: Kartographer

Cool. Thanks


23 posted on 08/03/2012 12:08:12 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Kartographer

Okay based on those picture I have been able to zero in on your location via google.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Starstruck

So I guess it’s a good thing that I conducted my test at a meth house across town then.;-)


25 posted on 08/03/2012 12:47:10 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Not to get off the subject which I like, how do you preserve hard corn. I just got a few hundred pounds and I want to extend the shelf life.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Kartographer
I also picked up 8 Dak Canned Hams (2 for $5.00 at CVS)

Darn!

Couldn't find those DAK hams at our local CVS. They said they weren't on sale.

I think they are the best of the small canned hams.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 1:06:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Kartographer

We picked up some of those canned hams on sale 2 for $5 a couple of weeks ago at Walgreens. Its a great deal.


28 posted on 08/03/2012 1:12:34 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Kartographer

http://www.gizmag.com/zippo-hatchet-saw-mallet-multitool/23583/

New gadget to peek at from zippo....


29 posted on 08/03/2012 3:28:32 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: Squantos

That widget would be handy for elk on the ground.


30 posted on 08/03/2012 3:57:32 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Kartographer

lint will work as as good as paper..or better..


31 posted on 08/03/2012 6:40:47 PM PDT by GregB (Sarah please save us from Mitt!!!)
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To: MileHi

Agree.... Gonna find one an see what it’s grade is for GI proof test...

Then give to my nephew to break if he can for the ultimate field test.

Looks practical, good design..... Let me know if ya try one.

107 here today and coil on my trucks AC compressor went out while crossing the panhandle from NM to Okie Texas border. Hot hot hot....

Just finished replacing it in my wonderful air conditioned shop. Yeah I know who keeps a spare engine and associated parts around. A proper prepper does. Bought 2 wrecked 06 cummins trucks from my insurance lady a few,years ago. Paid off well today. Took me longer to find my AC gauges and refill it than replacing the compressor.

Hope yer well MileHi.... Stay safe.


33 posted on 08/03/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: Kartographer

You must mean Jessie Pinkman’s house is where you did your test?


34 posted on 08/03/2012 7:26:06 PM PDT by Redcitizen (What's on your end of the world music playlist?)
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To: Redcitizen

No, but close a fellow entrepreneur of his. Jessie had taken him way out on the west mesa to look at a piece of land. ;-)


35 posted on 08/03/2012 7:38:50 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Excellent! Thanks for posting.


36 posted on 08/03/2012 7:40:07 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kartographer

=) lol.


37 posted on 08/03/2012 7:41:53 PM PDT by Redcitizen (What's on your end of the world music playlist?)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Kartographer

This is where this female departs - I’m not making that thing. I’d probably cut off my arm making that. I have an outdoor fireplace to use either wood or charcoal or fake logs and has a rack for cooking food. The wood or charcoal or fake logs goes in a drawer. I will also burn trash in that fireplace.

You guys are just stronger and more capable with tools that cut and you can lift things I can’t. I wish I was strong like you. Since I’m not, I have to use my brain to accomplish something similar but in a way I can do it.

But, you know what? I was a winning runner and hurdle jumper in college so I bet I could outrun you now.


38 posted on 08/03/2012 8:00:38 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: Marcella; Kartographer
Don't make that bet. You missed the saga of Miss Piggy* that I bootlegged here in town (unlawful to have swine in town, I called her a dog until slaughter time). She kept getting out, and young pigs run fast. Even after the accident, I could sprint fast enough to catch my 'dog' and put it back in it's pen.

Kart.... I gathered the materials for a 50 BMG ammo can stove. I'll assemble it in the early AM when it's only 90F outside. You pushed me into doing this, I'll have you know.

*The Saga of Miss Piggy was played out on the old ATRW threads.

/johnny

39 posted on 08/03/2012 8:11:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Starstruck
how do you preserve hard corn

If it's regular dent corn, I mix diatomatious earth with it to keep the bugs out. It should last 25 years if you keep it dry.

Grain from Egypt has been sprouted after 2000 years.

/johnny

40 posted on 08/03/2012 8:13:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Good for you! I was thinking when I went out to the back of the warehouse complex to gather the scrape would from some of the many many pallets laying out there that right now we have to pay to get them hauled away, but if SHTF people would be fighting over them!.


41 posted on 08/03/2012 8:39:30 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
I've got a nephew that collects and sells pallets on the side. He makes good money at it. There are companies that will pay for decent (especially oak) used pallets.

It's a revenue stream, or a liability and fire hazard, depending on the amount of time you put into research. ;)

/johnny

42 posted on 08/03/2012 8:48:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

No market here. The company we pay to haul ours off graneds them up and makes wood pellets out of them.


43 posted on 08/03/2012 8:56:44 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Might be a market to load them on deadhead tractor trailer to market areas. I know I see the occasional flatbed with a buttload of used pallets on them.

Deadhead trucks can be had for low $s/mile.

Something you might want to consider.

I hate wasting resources. Give me a pile of horsecrap, and after I quit looking for the pony, I'm going to figure out how to use it to turn a profit. ;)

/johnny

44 posted on 08/03/2012 9:03:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

BMFL


45 posted on 08/03/2012 10:51:03 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: JRandomFreeper
Careful with the use of the term deadhead.

And don't use "backhaul" EVER.

Or, go buy your own tractor, buy all the permits, insurance, etc., and go backhaul to your hearts content.

I am not a big time expert, but I do hold a Class A license, and have driven 48 State.

I can hardly imagine local, short distance hauling of pallet loads, ever be in this mythical "oh, the trucker would just be deadheading anyway, so we can get him to do it for cheap" range.

Otherwise, a lot of truckers won't accept loads going to some locales, just because it is difficult to get a paying load outbound. They tire quickly of being despitefully used.

The freight brokers think they get to sit behind their desks and keep all the money. When they start asking, "where are you out of?", that's a sign. When they say "backhaul", hang up the phone!

It's far better to true deadhead/empty for hundreds of miles to pick up a good paying load, than to allow oneself to be taken advantage of.

46 posted on 08/03/2012 11:26:06 PM PDT by BlueDragon (...no thank you,..already have a few "flys like an anvil" awards...)
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Every once in awhile I’ll see a truck loaded with stacks and stacks of decent looking, but empty pallets heading away from the city back out to the country. Seems like a waste. I hope that they are the orchard’s own trucks and pallets, and they are just bringing them back to fill them up again.


47 posted on 08/03/2012 11:31:33 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve
It's probably something like that, being taken where needed.

Occasionally, they may go some great distance. But it was rare for me to see pallet loads in truck stops as overnighters (or taking a 10 hr break).

I remember talking to one driver concerning a load he had on, and we both we're sort-of surprised at the distance. It happens, but is the exception.

48 posted on 08/03/2012 11:57:35 PM PDT by BlueDragon (...no thank you,..already have a few "flys like an anvil" awards...)
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To: Kartographer

bookBUMP


49 posted on 08/04/2012 12:44:53 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan, muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: Kartographer

How did you can the raisins and how long will they be good for? Still a rookie at this so some basic instructions would be appreciated. Thanks!


50 posted on 08/04/2012 9:18:29 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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