Category Archive: Fire

How To Build A Rocket Stove 6 Different Plans

How To Build A Rocket Stove 6 Different Plans Rocket stoves are fantastic cooking machines. They can produce a lot of heat, from very little fuel. See how you can make one… 6 different ways! I have built many brick rocket stoves over the past few years. Most of the time I built these while …

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How to Make a ‘Poor Man’s’ Hot Tub

How to Make a ‘Poor Man’s’ Hot Tub Ok, this is just cool. This project “How to Make a ‘Poor Man’s Hot Tub” is just right up my street. If you have the back yard to do this why not put it on your bucket list. The one item you’ll need is an old cast-iron …

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How To Make A Horno Oven

How To Make A Horno Oven This is a great multi purpose oven, if you are camping, hiking or just surviving this Horno oven or in simple terms, a brick or stone and mud oven could cook your food, boil water so you can drink it and keep your shelter warm long after the flames go …

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How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry

How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry I have been sharing great DIY articles for years now so I thought I had pretty much seen all there is in regards to DIY projects but boy was I wrong! This DIY mini foundry project is easy and cheap to make and best of all, you can …

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DIY Self-Pressurizing, Chimney-Type Alcohol Stove

DIY Self-Pressurizing, Chimney-Type Alcohol Stove If you want one of the most efficient survival cooking stoves known to man, you are at the right place… Don’t spend a fortune on the big heavy propane stoves when you can make a self-pressurizing, chimney stove for cheap. This is a great project for anyone to try out. …

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How To Clean Your Cooking Gear with Wood Ashes The Right Way

How To Clean Your Cooking Gear with Wood Ashes The Right Way If you are camping or bugging out and you have no soap to clean your cooking gear, do not fret , you can use the ashes from your camp fire to do the “dirt” work for you. This method has been used for …

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Survival Skills: How to Build and Cook in a Steam Pit

How To Build And Cook In A Steam Pit Building a steam pit is hard work, so I am told. I personally have not made one, but it is worth all the trouble of building it. This traditional method of cooking works extremely well and you can cook a whole meal in one pit. I …

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Winter Camping and Backpacking Guide

Winter Camping and Backpacking Guide Backpacking and camping in the winter can make for some beautiful scenery and challenging hiking.  While it can be a great adventure, more preparation is necessary when the weather isn’t so forgiving.  Thrifty Outdoors Man has a comprehensive guide to winter backpacking and camping that helps.  There’s a checklist for …

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30 Uses For Wood Ashes You Probably Never Thought Of

30 Uses For Wood Ashes You Probably Never Thought Of Ever wondered what you can you do with all the ash from burning wood in your fireplace, wood stove or camp fire? Wood ash can be useful in home gardens, in your compost pile or as a pest repellent. The value of wood ash depends …

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How To Start a Fire After It Has Rained

How To Start a Fire After It Has Rained While it may seem very difficult to get a fire started after it’s rained, if you don’t live in an incredibly humid place, learning the skill of getting a fire running while conditions are still pretty wet is actually not too bad. Being able to light …

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