A design showing off the basic principles of the Rocket Stove. A Rocket Stove is a very efficient way of turning small twigs, pine cones, grass, and other small bits of flammable matter into heat for cooking food or boiling water. Rocket Stoves can be made out of tin cans, metal pipe, or pre-made pieces of metal. This model is not perfect (the lid does not fit exactly, for example), but should serve as a rough guide in the building of your own stove.
In the middle lies the L-shaped combustion chamber. Extending vertically from the combustion chamber is the chimney, where the heat rises up out of the stove. Extending horizontally from the combustion chamber is the fuel chute/air chute. Inserted into this chute is the fuel shelf, on top of which rests the twigs or whatever you might be burning. Air is sucked in underneath the fuel shelf and into the combustion chamber, while the fuel can be nudged along the shelf into the combustion chamber as it burns. The space between the combustion chamber/chimney/fuel-air chute and the outer shell of the stove should be filled with compacted sand or another cheap insulating material. This keeps the heat in the combustion chamber and also keeps the outer shell cool enough to move the stove around. The air-fuel chute should be facing the wind for maximum air flow. Fuel can also be added through the chimney if it is too large to fit on the fuel shelf. #basic_Rocket_Stove #camping #cooking #DIY_metal #efficient_heat #Rocket_Stove #tin_cans