Build a #10 Can ROCKET STOVE:

          It Cooks an Entire Meal With Twigs! Everytime I’ve done an emergency fair, the most popular alternative cooking method that I demonstrate has been the Rocket Stove (by a long shot)! People LOVE this one, including me! It has immediately shot to the top of my FAVORITE’s list and something I recommend EVERYONE should add […] Read more »

Rocket Mass Heaters and Stoves

I had to paste this on my site because of all the cool pictures of rocket stoves. Great info from http://www.inspirationgreen.com/rocket-mass-heaters.html Rocket Mass Heaters A rocket mass heater is a clean burning, high performance burner usually put together using a majority of recycled and/or natural materials, such as cob. Owners claim an 80-90% reduction in […] Read more »

Make a hobo tin-can portable rocket stove

By Barbara at http://logcabincooking.com/ If adorably quirky perky BBC gardener Alys Fowler can scavenge veggies to throw in her variousgarden allotment  campfire contraptions, well then, so can I. My bigger garden is a bit of a walk from the house and sometimes I get a hankering to make a cup of tea or herby stew before I’m done with the […] Read more »

How to Build with Cob Part 2

Here’s how to make cob Cob is mixed with a combination of stirring and compression. In my experience, the best way to achieve this combination is with feet and tarps. Clear a few places at the site for mixing areas. The closer they are to the foundation, the less energy it’ll take to get the […] Read more »

How to Build with Cob Part 1

Great easy to understand info on building with cob. What is cob? The dictionary lists one of the root meanings of cob as a ‘lump’ or ‘mass’. One definition of cobble is ‘to make’. And a cobber is ‘a friend’. So let’s cobble a cob house with our cobbers! Cobbing is a process best described […] Read more »