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When you build a traditional fire you think that those rolling flames and glowing coals are about as good as it gets. Well, just ask a blacksmith, the fire gets better, hotter, and more effective if you add one thing – air.
The idea behind a rocket stove is to allow air into the base of the fire and create a fire that burns hotter. These “stoves” are not often stoves at all but more like DIY projects made of everything from brick, stone, tin cans, aluminum, or any other scraps that can be cobbled together.
Knowing how to build one from bricks or stones is practical knowledge, that if held by people, such as those recovering from a disaster or Hurricane Katrina-like flooding, can help them get hot food prepared, without outside assistance, and get people fed.
Hunger is not a friend to humanity and knowing how to build and use a small rocket stove is a huge step toward self-sufficiency.
Why Do I Need One?
Well, maybe having one is not as important as having the skills to build one. Sure you can create a rocket stove, to go, out of a simple ammo can and it will hold up. However, it might not be worth the weight to carry.
You should get out and make a few different varieties. Cook on them. Burn them for a while and start to understand what makes the best ones work. You see, some things are about skills and not gear.
The rocket stove is much more about a concept than it is about having a THING to carry. However, in a survival situation, there is nothing like having a stove that starts up with little fuel and runs on little fuel.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar