I liked this log rocket stove but it didn’t last much. I’d make another one with an old log having a hole in center.
It’s funny but I check the internet often to get ideas for making sth or permaculture and sometime I meet thru-hikers. There is one couple who walked Camino de Santiago and now doing natural farming. I really like their blog. Because it’s full of useful and detailed info. Yes I got an idea for a new rocket stove.
Meeting a thru-hiker is really rare. Well usually people don’t know about thru-hike. But since we started this life style we see some people are doing similar stuff. Interesting right?
Back to the story. Diatomite bricks is the one they recommend. It’s fireproof and heat isolating. That’s what you want to use for rocket stove they explain and I agree. One problem is I can only get it online shopping. I was going to buy some then found out that Okayama, where I live, dose create half of fireproof bricks selling in Japan. Well then I decided to use sth from here! I used fireproof one on the left and normal thin bricks on the right.
The system is like the one Gatto-san made. And I used perlite-mortar for the heat-riser. The same one I made RMH with. It has three heating spots with one sauce.
Made a box with scrap wood and put a shelf on the back. Then laid bricks to create a fire path.
Mixed fireproof-mortar with same amount of perlite in paper tube. That’s the heat-riser.
Connect it with thin bricks and a little chimney at the end. The tin plate on top was one of eaves from the house. Everything is not glued so there’re some gaps all the way but it works good enough. And this way I can modify and rebuild easily.
Cedar leaf and bamboo are the best combination for starting fire. And we can get them around us.
Three pods are cooked at the same time. Also we bake chestnuts on free spot.
The sink, faucet and rocket stove, finally we have a proper kitchen. Now Kei can cook even better!