Step-by-step directions for constructing a small tent stove using simple tools and mostly free/salvaged, dirt cheap parts. This video has received nearly 600,000 views in just a few months. Good job.
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.
In this video I show how to make and use my favorite soup can camp stove. The stove in this video is an excellent little wood stove that burns fuel cleanly, and unlike DIY alcohol stoves can burn for long periods of time without needing to be extinguished to refuel. I also prefer wood stoves over alcohol because you don’t need to carry fuel with you; sticks are a renewable resource you can find almost anywhere.
The Hot Ash rocket stove is designed with primary and secondary burns so they burn hot and efficient. Boil a cup of water with just a handful of sticks, wood pellets, or most other biofuels.
“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.”
This blog post is related to a previous blog post called Low Cost Cooking Options in Nepal. There’s a fuel shortage there right now and people are having to seek other cooking methods. Today’s blog post features terra cotta twig stoves and cooking pots — another low cost way to cook. The price is right. The stove is $2.80 and the pot is $4.20, so the whole thing costs $7 from the local market. Of course you could use your own pot and just buy the stove.