Friday, January 8, 2016

The Rocket Stove: Survival Pin of the Month

The survival pin of the month is how to make this great rocket stove via They have a very in-depth tutorial about how to make this handy little item. I wanted to draw attention to this product because cooking without power or gas can be tricky. Sure you can do it over an open fire but you have to get the temperature just right and you have to enjoy a little ash flavoring in your food because it's inevitable. 

There are some really cool products on the market that you can buy. One is a Jet boil. It will boil your water in about a minute so it is a good fuel saver. But you have to have the special canisters of fuel to make them work and they are pretty expensive.

Here is an example of one from As you can see it gets great ratings and would be a handy backpacking item or short term usage item. But I am concerned about the long term value of this product. What if you run out of canisters? Then your jet boil isn't worth dinky doo. Plus, did you see the price tag on this item? Maybe you have a much larger pocket book than me but this is not priced in my price range. So what to do to make an efficient burner that lasts long term and has easily available fuel?

There are many gas options available. You can find stoves that will burn all types of liquid fuels but I am more interested in wood burning items. I know I will be able to find some wood or supplement but liquid fuels may be harder to come by in a survival situation. Enter the Rocket Stove:
This is a pretty cool Rocket Stove that I found on  It seems to be the perfect tool for the job! It is wood burning and looks easy enough to use. It rates well and would be long lasting but check out the price tag. Not too bad for something that will last and last. Plus, you would be more likely to find fuel for it but wouldn't it be better to know how to make your own? That way if you ever lost your supplies you would know exactly how to construct a stove that would be highly efficient at doing it's job? This is the very reason I wanted to highlight the article and accompanying video by Head on over and check out how to make one. Then let me know how it goes.

Why do I always do a pin of the month?
I do a pin of the month because the survival community is alive and kicking on Pinterest. I hardly use my google search anymore I just head on over to Pinterest to find what I need. It is a library of useful information on whatever topic you want to know about! If you haven't visited Pinterest yet feel free to head on over and visit my board at: 

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit:
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