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I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF

 
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I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
I ordered a ROCKET STOVE today.
Rocket stoves appeal to me over the ton of options because you can feed it sticks. Just a handful of sticks. No special fuels needed.

There are many makes and models - and if you are crafty you can look up how to make your own. The model I got is American Made from a company called Grover Rocket Stoves - its a bit more bulky - not a back packing model but more of a car camping, or bugging in the back yard if the power is out kind of contraption.

I live in a Hurricane prone power outage area - meaning inland far enough to miss most of any direct hit, but not out of range for a long haul of no power.

Now like a grill you can't use this thing inside, but the way it captures the heat I think it makes a better option then counting on other fuel sources that can be hard to come by - or out of range - or even run out of - with one of these stoves you can just forage some sticks.

Here is a little video of the model I ordered today.
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
Merry Christmas to me.
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
I made one.
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
they are good

I like the little battery powered ones even better though

they get hot as a blow torch
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


This model is defiantly more of a "base camp" model.
So many cool options really, I watched a video where I guy built a tiny stove out of a soda can using alcohol as fuel.

If you watch the video the guy says this sucker weighs about 17 pounds he says - its got a liner inside so it does not get unbearably hot to the touch. The site - has another video of a guy throwing one around in his yard to show how sturdy it is. I like that it easily takes cast iron - I can't wait to experiment when it gets here.

I also like that its made in the USA - I know our crafty types around here can probably build their own. There are a ton of models out there - from tiny can models you can easily tote around to brick built ones - certainly a great way to conserve your fuel and get a really hot fire.

As with all fire - BE CAREFUL - be safe - Keep Smokey the Bear out of a job folks!!
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
I made one.
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Thats awesome, how? Did you weld one? Make a simple can model or build something more permanent out of brick?
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
these also generate electricity :

[link to www.bioliteenergy.com]
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I'd like to have one of those
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Here's one of cinder blocks - these make me nervous as in I know block and brick if not fire safe can burst but if you've good brick - this is a great/easy option -
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I'd like to have one of those
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I've wanted one now for a couple of years, after I ran away from hurricanes this year and heard long stories about being out of power for weeks at a time - well - as I pondered things and got to playing on Amazon and what not for Christmas orders I got serious and gifted myself one.

I already have some nice cast iron - and this one is sturdy enough to support the cook ware. Its also got a handle so you can pick it up and tip it for easy cleaning.

I'm not going to go all crazy humanitarian here - but these would really be helpful in certain parts of the world - where cooking with minimal fuel could really be a help.

I'm not sure I will check it out when it gets here to see if this thing would fit in a 5 gallon bucket - I'll post the results of that. I'm pretty excited about this.
LOL

As you can see it even has me making a thread.
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
these also generate electricity :

[link to www.bioliteenergy.com]
 Quoting: Malu nli


Oh I saw those!!!
Those are - fancy! LOL
Seriously thats taking it to the upscale level for sure.

Thanks for the share!
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
Congratulations! And, Merry Christmas!

I bought my rocket stove a few years ago. It is a bulky metal model I purchased online. It can hold cast iron skillets and burn wood branches or chips, coal, or even cow chips. I tried it out and it works perfectly. I really do like the thing. I have a cheap box of popcycle sticks, the fat crafters kind, that makes a great starter for a fire.

I cooked some minestrone soup on it and my RS has a metal sleeve that keeps the cooking pot extra warm when sitting on the burner plate.
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The other thing - this thing looks so sturdy I think it will outlast me and get passed on to my son. Thats the other reason why I chose this pretty simple but hard core model over the prettier smaller more delicate ones that are out there.
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
Congratulations! And, Merry Christmas!

I bought my rocket stove a few years ago. It is a bulky metal model I purchased online. It can hold cast iron skillets and burn wood branches or chips, coal, or even cow chips. I tried it out and it works perfectly. I really do like the thing. I have a cheap box of popcycle sticks, the fat crafters kind, that makes a great starter for a fire.

I cooked some minestrone soup on it and my RS has a metal sleeve that keeps the cooking pot extra warm when sitting on the burner plate.
 Quoting: TryAgain


It sounds like you are describing the very same one I bought! :-)
I have so many sticks around here - but - I bet it might work with some of the fancy bagged chips they sell at the grocery. Actually it has a little adapter I bought to go along with it so that you can also use charcoal.

We have so many threads around here about prepping - but those mostly relate to food stores. Its fun to talk about the bigger items.

I am a complete MAROON - I can spend hours looking at these things - now they have self contained solar generator outfits that are packed in storm cases! Roll out solar panels. WOOO the things you can buy with money!!!
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
I used to post a ton of threads on prepping here years ago/ Here are a few companies you may enjoy:

[link to www.solight-design.com]

really nice solar lights

[link to www.lehmans.com (secure)]

non electric alternatives. basically the amish superstore

[link to www.goalzero.com]

solar related

[link to beprepared.com]

long term food supplies

[link to www.dakotaalert.com]

wireless alert systems
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Re: I bought a little ROCKET stove for SHTF
I used to post a ton of threads on prepping here years ago/ Here are a few companies you may enjoy:

[link to www.solight-design.com]

really nice solar lights

[link to www.lehmans.com (secure)]

non electric alternatives. basically the amish superstore

[link to www.goalzero.com]

solar related

[link to beprepared.com]

long term food supplies

[link to www.dakotaalert.com]

wireless alert systems
 Quoting: Malu nli


I Love Lehmans! If I ever build my dream off grid home - they've a couple of real stoves I'd like in my home - !

Thank you for your shares, some I didn't know.
Another one I like to look at is the Vermont Country store - they have old fashioned candies and shampoos and stuff - all sorts of things - Lanz flannel sheets, etc.
Just fun stuff to look at ~
[link to www.vermontcountrystore.com]





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