I built this Rocket Stove from scrap metal to serve as a daily use wood stove at a training center. I wanted it to be long-lasting, efficient, and work well, and be able to use various fuels including scrounged branches, wood chips, split wood, and eventually pellets.
The Watchman Stove was designed by Kirk Salmons of Front Royal, Virginia. Kirk received so much positive feedback and interest in his early prototypes that he decided to pursue higher volume production and marketing of the product to reach a larger consumer base. Kirk has partnered with Winchester Metals, Inc. to start producing and distributing the Watchman Stove throughout the United States. The partnership with Winchester Metals allows for a higher quality stove at a lower price point to the consumer.
This is a brilliant DIY hack for creating an off-grid water heater with just a simple handmade rocket stove, water barrel, and copper pipes! No pump! No propane!
“In the aftermath of a disaster, purifying drinking water may be a priority. The quickest, safest method could be boiling. This biomass stove only requires four concrete blocks, a tin can with both ends cut out and a gas stove eyelet top. The completed stove is sturdy enough to hold a several-gallon container of water, stew or a heavy cast iron Dutch oven.”