#5012 BUILD A ROCKET STOVE COOKER $5. BOOKLET
by Charmaine TaylorBooklet teaches how to make a portable, emergency cook stove - A hot, fast burning mini stove for boiling water, and cooking food. Made from inexpensive metal cans, and needs only scrap paper, twigs, small wood pieces as fuel. (I have made these with coffee cans and boy do they work! )
If you can punch a hole in a can, and follow the simple directions you can boil water, fry eggs and burgers, saute, steam, and cook just about anything. I have even made a Pad Thai rice noodle dinner on it.) This is not the Boy Scout can cooker, this is a better/ hotter cooking stove using just scrap paper and twigs.
Shows four different metal can designs, and a clay stove design which needs no tools to construct, and uses local clay and sand. Lots of photos and clear directions. You'll be amazed at how well these little stoves work.You will need a hammer and nail to make a pilot hole, then tin snips, or metal cutters that curve right, or left to cut the opening for the throat. You can do this with straight cutters, but it leaves a rougher cut, and needs to be smoothed a bit to fit in the chimney throat. Otherwise a plain metal coffee can, or similar can will work. Bigger cans are OK too. Barbara Kerr's (the cardboard solar box cooker inventor) rocket stove is an olive oil 5 gallon size tin can, square, with a bigger throat, and a larger surface cooktop area.
Also in the booklet is my own design using two cardboard boxes, sand, and pouring a wet fibercrete-type mix in between to form the walls, and also be the 'insulation' for a cooker. This version is heavier, not as easily portable, (you can included a carry strap in the design if you make one, or just tote it in a plastic sack or large canvas bag). This larger version is more sturdy, and can be used for cooking outside your home, on your back deck or yard.
You can place these cookers on a picnic table, or glass patio table, but place a cookie baking sheet filled with sand under the little rocket stove to prevent heat to the table top.
12 page booklet 5"x7" size
#9050 CD GUIDE-
ROCKET STOVES, OVENS & COOKSTOVES $13.
A great BOOKLET on the CD is: Design Principles for Wood Burning Cookstoves, 40 pages-recommended to read to learn the basics of cooking on a can stove.
This special information CD has many PDF files on all aspects of making stoves of clay, earth, tin, brick, RICE HULLS, and other materials. Information on: Chula, Lorena, Masonry, Brick, Fireplace, Finnish, Russian, combo cob/rocket, Katchelofen, drum and steel drum, refractory brick, and several more.
PLUS FREE BOOK on CD: I have also added the great, out of print 155 page book "Bread Ovens of Quebec" in PDF format on the CD. This book teaches how to build an outdoor earthen oven similar to the clay Hornos built in the southwestern US. You can read on screen, or print out for your convenience.]
[NOTE: EACH Resource Guide CD offered on this Website has basic building Folders, direct from the #1001 Dirtcheapbuilder Guide CD. You get thorough fundamental information on clay, lime, papercrete, floor, roofs, plasters and resources online. If you order more than one CD there will be this basic information on each one, along with massive specific topical subject material to make each CD unique.]
A short sample of articles/books on the Rocket Stove CD:
Fuel-Saving Cookstoves Aprovecho Institute -109 page book
Improved cookstoves a training manual -Peace Corps- 146 pg.
Design Principles for Wood Burning Cookstoves- 40 pg.
Fuel Saving Cookstoves- 128 pg.
Rice Hull stove - 10 pg. chapter
BONUS PDF: The Missouri Stove booklet
This great booklet is offered here as a sample, and is on the CD also.
Folder of Rocket Stove images- Cob Cottage, and others.
Cooking with retained heat Sand/clay stoves: the Lorena system Concrete stoves Clay brick stove: The Singer Charcoal stoves, Metal stoves, Terra cotta stoves, Rice hull stoves