David Gaudette: Just what I was looking for. Thank you :)
Keep it up. You are awesome ;)
hobbexp: in old time we make ovens like that here, 5/5
muddog1561: Hey Dave, I just found out that I can Tweet your videos to my Twitter
talltreehill7: yep.. one time my stove froze up in the winter .. but the spot where I was
camping had an old stone stove like a bbq grill.worked real good, I dont
bother with camp stoves much now.
Outkastkids1: @BushcraftOnFire Ok thank you for your help I realy enjoy your videos.
ke6gwf: You should feed from the bottom, since it mostly eliminates the smoke, and
makes the fire burn hotter and cleaner. If you feed the fuel from the
bottom, all the smoke and gases get drawn through the hot part of the stove
leading to efficient and complete burning. By feeding from the top, the
heat is causing the wood above the fire to smoke, but then it escapes out
the top before burning. I am going to make one of these for the next
Survival class I teach at... :)
NCHiker1970: This reminded me of an oven my father use to build while we were out in the
bush. Great setup Dave and Tam, always something new to learn from your
BushcraftOnFire: Dim.. Usually rain won't affect it as most will run off. Stones that lie in
the river will actually get the water deep inside the pores.. and when that
water heats it expands (boils) and explodes the rock
LeonRFpoa: Nice man, going to use this skillset when I go out without a hobo stove.
Tossdart: I enjoyed this video Dave, flat rocks are a tall order in much of our area
but not impossible certainly. 4/5
wizardangel: @1Dlamb ,,I bet it could if you added a bellows or forced air fan ,,need
charcoal for higher heat range ,,sand casting are ya !! I have thought
about forge setup myself for parts replacement when things break,,my old
model motor parts are hard to find now ..they have crushed most cars from
the past that ran fine with no computer garbage ,,can't stop the old ones
with a EMF beam ,and yes those are in use right now in some areas.
MrSafetymeeting: I built a propane gas firepit for a customer and she went out and got lava
rocks from a landscape supply store. THEY EXPLODED. I'm glad you noted that
possibility and hope people take note. An efficient rocket stove will get
hot. She had to buy kiln dried lava rock and that worked.Hot projectile
rock is scary. Still think this would work fine to cook some food . Cool
kevin r: thats awsome
vertfreak09: I subscribed to your videos, Sir. Keep em coming. I am building a semi
permanent shelter that is loosely based on yours. I will post a video
metal91: Great video, appreciate it.
2011gmh: @BushcraftOnFire Hey I dont live to far from ya all I also used to be a
sheriff in stone co. I love the out doors and I like your vids and I am a
HardcoreTeabrewer: ...kinds of wood, as long as it fits, and it has gained enough heat. Just
make sure the stone wall has good holes for air at the bottom. And gaps for
letting out smoke when it gets excessive. The smoke-holes in the wall will
also suck in air. And you can get a stronger fire by having heated air
sucked in. This is done by having the air travel through heated material on
the way in. So having bigger rocks in the high wall gives a bigger surface
for air to travel through, and gives a more stable...
darthwelt: Nice and compact. Those stones will heat up and generate alot of heat,
might work well in a semi-confined area for warmth with minimal flames.
Nice job as usual Dave and Tam. Thank you.
The Suburban Hippie Experimentalist: Great little fire, but I am not sure it is a "rocket stove" The tip off, is
that the fire burns against the back wall. It is missing them most
important part of a rocket stove, which is the thermal stack, or well
insulated chimney. I am sure in a survival situation, you don't have time
to build a rocket stove. THe rocket stove, needs a super insulated chimney
to retain the heat, and to create a super draft. Hard to do, with rocks!
Good video though!
icychap: Only problem I see is the necessity of the right rocks being available. Not
the easiest to come by in the woods, to be sure. But great concept, thanks
TheOrganicPetLIVE: Ok--how do you differentiate between a field rock and a stream rock? :D I
have had rocks explode in our firepit before-Thanks-
Chode Meister: @BushcraftOnFire ive had a few crack on me before. not knowing they were
there. pretty scary stuff, luckily no one was hurt and we had a good laugh.
BroPaul: Great info!
WJ Kemp: I think you people are so lovely =) thank you for sharing all this valuable
BushcraftOnFire: Muddog.. I'm not familiar with Twitter.. but if that's a good thing.. Tweet
cava002: @1Dlamb I'm not 100 percent sure if it won't work as a forge, but.. If the
stone gets very hot it may crack..
HardcoreTeabrewer: ...wall for burning whatever you want. The wall of logs/thick branches will
also provide fuel for the fire, just make sure they don't burn too fiercely
if you can't tend to the fire as long as they burn. And you can place
branches between the two walls to place whatever you need heated. A wooden,
fiery, burning stove, it may be called :)
Don Tadlock: I have seen you use cotton balls a lot for starting fires. Have you ever
considered kneading some petroleum jelly into the cotton ball? The jelly
will light just as fast as anything else and it allows that cotton ball to
provide a hotter and longer burn. That comes in real handy when in wet
Jebson Haney: it is almost like an above ground dakota fire pit.
MrCornfed80: does the top stone get hot enough to cook meat on?
BushcraftOnFire: @Outkastkids1 The explosion is caused by water trapped inside the rocks.
How big can it get? Big enough that you wish you had never done it. We have
seen rock pieces go as far as 40-50 feet.. and embed in trees! Trust me..
you DON"T want to do this
DimMakk: Just curious, should we beware of stones that get wet from a heavy rain as
well? Great vid as always!
BushcraftOnFire: Ledzeppie.. These stones were pretty large.. and most of the heat
dissipated pretty quickly. No problem with these exploding.. but people
should be cautious when doing this as I stated in the video. If you get
river stones filled with moisture they very wekk could explode.. Thanks for
BushcraftOnFire: LOL.. thanks for sharing that Bro.. Great story!
Andy Elliott: Cool... Nice video guys, I had to add it to my blog page. Where do you get
all those flat stones... if you add a thinner flat rock you could actually
cook right on the rock. Yummy, I can see the flat bread cooking. Andy
Chad Cooper: Another awesome vid and idea!...I love it! Gotta go make this myself this
HardcoreTeabrewer: My pleasure! I experimented with making my own rocket-stove-like furnace
this weekend. And I found through luck a real good way to make a crazy-hot
flame: *build up a circle of stones, with bigger stones on one side. *on
the side with bigger stones, build up a wall, this is the side to build the
fire against. *build a wall of broad branches to make a wooden wall, to
make a long, thin furnace. *light a fire in it, and just push in the
crudest firewood you can find ^^ It will be able to burn all..
KF4Mcom: flames and smoke "shooting out" is a "good thing" ..? thats not a rocket
stove..thats a quasi organized pile of stones fire pit.,so please dont call
it a stone rocket stove!!!...a rocket stove has no side air leaks and is
insulated, therefor reaches high temps to fully combust the wood fuel
ie..NO SMoke...and u load the fuel from the air port,,which also causes
just the tips of the wood to ignite in the high temp chamber ..cmon man
..if your gonna show people ..do it right..
bahamat52: nice vid man
wizardangel: excellent demo !! and the note about River stone exsploding too !! many
times I have had these small stones in the pit bottem soil POP and shoot
out 20 feet from fire,,I like to always have the heavy cast iron black
skillets and dutch pots for open fire cooking ,,Rocket stove stone style
would be perfect and a lot less wood needed too.. 5* Fav !!
masn1978: you guys are so cool. I've been thinking how I can make a quick, cheap and
easy rocket stove for a long time now and you did it from all natural
materials in no time at all.
John: Great video!!!
wildernesswikiup14: nice vid dave 5/5
Jargin9112: And there it is, nice! Definitely the ideal option, I wonder.. in a shelter
do you need to make a chimney of will the smoke find a hole at the top of
the shelter? would hate to get smoked out!! hahaha Thx for the upload!!
Outkastkids1: I was wondering if u could make a video explaining how to make a sort of
grill that is as easy to set up as this stove and is able to cook small
game such as rabbits? Or could I use this to cook the meat by simply laying
the meat over the flame?
tcbink: wish we had rocks here. I live in the prairie and all we have here is dirt.
I use a Dakota hole instead and can get a good fire going.
BushcraftOnFire: @2011gmh Blessings Bro! We do our Minimalist Camp in your area! Give me a
call sometime.. I'd love to talk with you!
Outkastkids1: Oh and 1 more question I have a creek on my property with alot of rocks,
are u serious about not using creek rocks? If so why?
sraike: That worked great Dave. You always come up with the best stuff. Thanks!