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Rocket stove roundup
Milkwood.net ^ | 6/14/12 | milkwoodkirsten

Posted on 09/30/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT by Kartographer

At Milkwood Farm we love both our rocket stove water heater and our mini rocket stove, but with winter taking hold I’m dreaming of new ideas, so I thought I’d review what else is out there.

DIY rocket stove technology is exploding world-wide at the moment – here’s a couple of the treasures I’ve come across:

(Excerpt) Read more at milkwood.net ...


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KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers; rocketstove
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1 posted on 09/30/2012 12:57:26 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 09/30/2012 12:58:21 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for the ping.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 1:00:13 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Kartographer

Here some links to thread I have posted:

First my own rocket stove that I built:

My Ammo Can Rocket Stove

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2914240/posts

And a link to the thread wherein I got the plans to build my stove:

Ammo Can Rocket Stove

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


4 posted on 09/30/2012 1:01:03 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Another neat little project:

Endless hot water without power!

http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/endless-hot-water-without-power/


5 posted on 09/30/2012 1:05:19 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 like that water heater!


6 posted on 09/30/2012 1:17:16 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer
Paul Wheaton's website, permies.com, has a lot of stuff on rocket mass heaters. Also, Jack Spirko has talked about them on The Survival Podcast.

A very interesting commercial rocket stove is the EcoZoom. Don't have one, but saw a friend's, and it burns very little twigs and generates a lot of cooking heat. Here is Jack Spirko demonstrating the EcoZoom.

7 posted on 09/30/2012 1:19:07 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: Kartographer

I guess our Kelly Kettle is a rocket stove of sorts...boy that works so fast one of the best camping investments ever.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 1:44:43 PM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: Kartographer

Thank you as always Kartographer for the hard work on these!


10 posted on 09/30/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: Kartographer

What do you do with the ashes?


11 posted on 09/30/2012 1:56:07 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2
Very like ash left. Good for you garden.


In my own test what I had left was mostly charcoal, which I could have used as fuel the on the next use.
12 posted on 09/30/2012 2:19:20 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Yardstick; All

Fellow preppers I give you the face of why OPSEC is so important. The DHS toadie Yaedstick.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 2:22:11 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Yardstick
Of course the most important feature of any piece of survival equipment is that it be concealable. You must be able to hide it from your non-prepper neighbors.

You are correct in all but motive.

I had my bike stolen recently. Not a great bike but I liked it. Someone else saw it and decided they liked it too.

My next bike will be stored out of sight and locked up.

Now is that because I want people to beg me to use my bike?

Or is it because I would like to keep my bike?

14 posted on 09/30/2012 2:40:58 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Kartographer

Very interesting!


15 posted on 09/30/2012 2:46:04 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Kartographer

I did just buy a ready made one from StoveTec in Oregon. Normally I like to build things but this fall wanted to use the time to work on other hobbies — on this last “normal” Autumn before all hell breaks loose.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 3:01:40 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Kartographer
I cannot build a rocket stove but I can have hot water if the sun is shining. I use Camp Showers, put one on my deck, has a temperature gauge on it, and when the water is hot, I bring in for dishes or showering, whatever. I think I have five of them, I lost count over the years.

Hang one in the shower upstairs and have a hot shower. Hang one at the bathroom sink upstairs. Hang one at kitchen sink and one in downstairs bathroom sink. Anywhere you want running water when you don't have running water, use a Camp Shower.

17 posted on 09/30/2012 3:03:09 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Yardstick
Without starvation there is no begging. And without the begging, what’s the fun in being a prepper?

I enjoyed it even if the others didn't.

18 posted on 09/30/2012 3:03:31 PM PDT by Rio (Without the begging, what's the fun in being a prepper?)
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To: Yardstick

“And without the begging, what’s the fun in being a prepper?”

If you aren’t going to prepare anything now when you can, don’t expect someone else to feed your lazy self.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 3:41:49 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: steve86

“I did just buy a ready made one from StoveTec in Oregon.”

I’ll check on these since I can’t make one myself.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 3:44:03 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Kartographer
Very like ash left. Good for you garden.

Could you use it to produce lye as an ingredient for soap?

22 posted on 09/30/2012 3:54:35 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Kartographer

What would be of immense help is a central Freeper repository of all documents related to survival, rather than each of us storing our own. We then have a single source for all of this rather than a dispersion of this valuable information. It is then downloadable for us all on a regular basis. This includes links and documents, webpages, etc.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 4:07:38 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Kartographer

*bump* rocket wood burning stove


24 posted on 09/30/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Yardstick

Believe me, the feeling is mutual. Oh well. When your wife and kids are starving we shall see how much contempt and ridicule you can muster up. Hopefully you’ll get it all back in spades.

But I have a feeling you’ll be one of those who stomp your little feet off to the “authorities” and demand those “hoarders” be forced at the point of a gun to “share” with petty little men like you. It’ll be for the children....

Have a nice day.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 4:19:09 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: exPBRrat
very cool...
26 posted on 09/30/2012 4:22:52 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kartographer; Marcella; Lurker

Please stop feeding the troll.


27 posted on 09/30/2012 4:25:55 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Yardstick
“But there is an undercurrent of pessimism and contempt in the prepper community that I find unAmerican and contemptible.”

That is based on your opinion - you evidently want to set yourself on a higher plane than those of us who want to protect/save our families IN CASE of disaster.

We are the happiest people on the planet, full of confidence we can survive and repair our great country if that becomes necessary.

My opinion is, you are pessimistic and contemptible and Un-American.

28 posted on 09/30/2012 4:35:18 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Old Sarge

I’m through now with him.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 4:36:53 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Yardstick

of = or


31 posted on 09/30/2012 4:39:59 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: steve86; Kartographer
I watched the film at StoveTec and I'll get the Eco Ceramic one. Then, I'll have a stove like the big boys here.
32 posted on 09/30/2012 4:40:43 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Kartographer

My recently completed Rocket Stove. I now have the fuel chamber cover with damper in order to regulate the burn rate and temperature of charcoal briquettes. No picture of damper yet.

https://picasaweb.google.com/109188381423929573522/MyLargeHomeBuiltRocketStove


33 posted on 09/30/2012 4:43:56 PM PDT by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: Yardstick

Talk about not getting it. I’d hand you a quarter and tell you to go buy a clue, but it would be a waste of a perfectly good quarter.

Who do you think had those heaters and food you needed? Who,had the extra fuel stored? Who had the gen sets that were the beacons of light and power for those weeks?

And where the hell do you get off calling us selfish? We are the ones preparing ourselves, our families, and our friends. We are the ones telling folks that they should take reasonable and prudent preparations in order to deal with just the types of long term disruptions you mentioned. We are the ones who are going to be able to say “ Thanks, but we are all good here. But there is this dipwad who calls himself Yardstick just down the road. We hear he’s in a world of hurt.”

We will be the ones who AREN’T stressing the supply chain so goods can and services can get through to the ape brains who weren’t ready. That’s about as unselfish an attitude as I can imagine. We are spending our own money, out of our own pockets, so we won’t be a burden on the first responders.

You have a mighty sick view of what constitutes selfishness.


34 posted on 09/30/2012 5:01:11 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: kanawa

I would say so, but there is so little ash I wouldn’t think it would be enough.


35 posted on 09/30/2012 5:26:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: rw4site

Very good work! I have gotten a hold of a 5 gallon metal pail as soon as I scrounge up a lid I am thinking of building one and then seeing if I can’t adapt a large clay flower pot to make a kind of oven.

You do great work!


36 posted on 09/30/2012 5:32:38 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: rw4site

Very nice craftsmanship!


37 posted on 09/30/2012 5:37:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Kartographer

bttt


38 posted on 09/30/2012 5:39:03 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Old Sarge; Marcella; Lurker; Yardstick

Not a Troll he’s like I said a DHS pet RAT.

I honestly think that this guy will exactly be the type that I have written and should shtf he will be the type that will turn you in to punish you for your selfishness and hoarding.

I don’t hate him I really pity him and look on him and his type as just another of the serious obstacle that must be considered in a shtf situation. I also see his post as a learning moment for new preppers it’s had to imagine that there are people like Yardstick who call themselves conservatives it’s a good lesson for new preppers in the importance of OPSEC.


39 posted on 09/30/2012 5:40:39 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Rule #1 of Prep Club: You Do Not Talk About Prep Club...


40 posted on 09/30/2012 5:44:55 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

SELFISH! ;-)


41 posted on 09/30/2012 5:53:43 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Lurker

Uh huh. I love how you defensively portray yourselves as unselfish yet every third thread is about how to hide your preps from your neighbors.


42 posted on 09/30/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Kartographer

Right now there is plenty of water and food so storing either one is not hoarding. When there is little to be had, we won’t be needing that so it can go to those who need it.

I prepare for myself and two ultra-liberal family members who don’t have squat and won’t store anything. Am I going to laugh at them when there is a collapse - no, I’m going to water and feed them because I love them and they will pitch in and help in any way they can. I can’t save the world, but I can save them.

If we were going to the “company store” and stealing stuff that is scarce, then we could be called selfish. Using our own money to buy items that are plentiful now, is our business.


43 posted on 09/30/2012 6:05:05 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Yardstick

“unAmerican and contemptible...When you cross that line I think it’s appropriate to mock and ridicule you.”

It’s silly of you to think being self sufficient is “unAmerican and contemptible”.


45 posted on 09/30/2012 6:13:05 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Yardstick intends to be one of the beggers that thinks her ‘ridicule’ will force you to give her everything that you have, as though we’re all as thin skinned as she is.


46 posted on 09/30/2012 6:15:23 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Kartographer

I would rate that particular video as a dud, if he was really trying to demonstrate how to do it.


47 posted on 09/30/2012 6:27:54 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: CodeToad
To bad for them but I quit taking guilt trips a long time ago.

They don't want anyone to prepare or if they do they want them to put up a sign saying that the food is down in the basement, the silverwear is in the third drawer down and please don't hurt us.

Even nice people have a tendency to talk which is why I don't tell people what I have. By the time the neighborhood quit playing telephone I would have a Wal-Mart and six tons of gold in the attic. I would rather not have to deal with home invaders. Blood is hard to get out of drapes.

48 posted on 09/30/2012 6:29:52 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: CodeToad

Having supplies for a few weeks is probably smart as I’ve said. But the whole prepper thing really isn’t about being prepared. It’s about wishing to see America suffer for its sins. The mindset is similar to the environmentalist left. They’ll say it’s about clean air and clean water but we know that deep down it’s really an angry critique of free interprise. Likewise, the prepper mindset is about more than just being prepared. It’s really an angry critique of wayward post-Constitutional, post-Christian America. In some ways I sympathize with it, but at the same time I know that the rage is not healthy. Prepperism is a case study in letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.


49 posted on 09/30/2012 6:31:28 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: CodeToad

Trust me, I expect nothing from you or your ilk, Mrs. CodeToad.


50 posted on 09/30/2012 6:40:26 PM PDT by Yardstick
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