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  1. I built a similar stove, and one suggestion I would make is that the chimney needs to be about an inch lower than the item sitting on top, otherwise the fire gets smothered out.

  2. So yeah, during survival emergency… on your way to lowes to pick up vermiculite…. that don't work worth a #<:( you might try old dirt… that is if your local home improvement store is closed during your survival emergency…

  3. Thanks Bushcraft! My only concern (for you) is that you mentioned nothing about the "beer to burn" ratio, a rather critical step, once the stove is built. I can't fry bacon or fish without it? I am concerned for your survival 🙂

  4. Thanks, great little project! I wonder how it would cope with charcoal as a small greenhouse heater to keep the place above freezing point? ( I need to get myself some tinsnips!)

  5. I saw on another channel that a guy made a coffee can forge and he used perlite (also found in the garden section), mixed with a little sodium silicate and a dash of plaster of paris. I'm sure that will be a fantastic insulator for your rocket stove.

  6. Hi, you're awesome. 😊 Did you find anything other than vermiculite for an insulator? Also, does the vermiculite need to be replaced over time or is this a one time and done kind of thing? I'm a girl who knows nothing about the wilderness or survival so forgive me if my question seems stupid.

  7. Wow, that was really interesting and thanks for showing how to build one. I have seen them in use but never been able to watch some build them….thanks.

  8. For insulation you can use some insulation from your attic. In Norway it is called Rockwool or glasswool

  9. I would definitely try to use something other than vermiculite. Libby Montana had the biggest vermiculite mine in the nation and now the whole town is stuggling with its effects. Vermiculite has dust and that dust is asbestos dust and when inhaled can cause mesothelioma and other lung diseases. At one point, the cleanup from the mine in Libby was the biggest superfund cleanup in the nation because they used it in insulation for the towns houses and buildings and even made the high school track with it. Stay away from Vermiculite or at least be very careful.

  10. Great job! Enjoyed watching your build. I will give this a go and will try to use ceramic wool as an insulator. I used it on a ghetto forge using a tin can.

  11. i've been watching a crapton of these rocket stove builds. thank you for yours. (top 3 yeay!) it's clear, consise and no crazy power tools, or supe lathes and home depot runs. diggit. gunna brave the makings tomorrow 🙂 lol.

  12. In an emergency situation I doubt you would have anything to cut the cans, probably wouldn't even have the cans themselves.

  13. The insolation is more to keep the flame chamber hot for a thorough burn. Sand and cement will not do that.

  14. try using a mixture of plaster of paris and play sand to insulate your stove.i used it to make a foundry that can melt aluminium

  15. Nice clear instructions, thank you.   I was wondering why you didn't divide the input can like a traditional Rocket Stove for air intake at the bottom and fuel (sticks etc) on the top part of the partition?

  16. If you used charcoal briquettes that have been exposed to alot of moisture I think would work,or try soaking in water for a day. I've noticed there hard to light if there not kept in closed container 

  17. They need to know that were not gonna have all these materials around us in the forest and a zombie apocolypes.

  18. You have done a nice job in constructing it with the explanations and seems to be the easiest to make. My only comment would be to make an outline on paper of the cans that are used to insert into others.  The paper could mold its to the ones you wish to cut and making it appear more accurate.

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