Today I made a Rocket Stove, using materials scavenged from waste ground…some old concrete blocks.
Many of the instructions up on the web are complicated and involve the use of metal and cutting equipment, none of which I have.
The basic principle of a Rocket Stove, once grasped, allows for more freedom of materials.
Basically, the air is drawn into the chimney, through a corridor of sorts, with a fire set into the base.
The kettle or pot is placed on the top of the chimney, just allowing for air and smoke to escape…in my case I set some pieces of slate on the four corners of the chimney top that the pot then rested on.
Anyway…have a look at the video and you will see what I have done.
The stove uses tiny amounts of wood and is just the most amazing and economical way to cook!
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Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer and teacher who has devoted the past 14 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process.
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