The outside of this little beauty doesn't get very hot because of the double wall construction and the insulating barrier layer which helps the stove retain heat. Wind only helps a rocket stove. Once it is burning turn the fuel door into the wind and the flame will get bigger. When the cooking is done just stop adding fuel and the stove will extinguish within ten minutes.
- Tin snips
- Coffee Can
- Medium Can
- 14 oz can
|Gather up your materials and tools|
|Remove the top and bottom of the smallest can. Put one of the pieces you just removed flat inside the can. This will act as a damper.|
|Make a paper template of the smallest can and trace it on the medium can and coffee can|
|Cut a hole in the side of the big and medium cans|
|Center the medium can inside the coffee can then screw it in place. Try to get the tops of the two cans lined up.|
|Press the smallest can in the holes of the other two cans.|
|Add your insulating barrier layer. Good choices for this are dirt, sand, wood ashes, clay, Fiberglass insulation, vermiculite. There are other options as well just use what you hav available. I used fiberglass because I had it laying around.|
Rocket stoves are a great alternative to standard wood stoves especially if you are an urban prepper. They don't use much fuel and get very hot in a hurry.