Hi guys, today we are going to look at the brick rocket stove this is a simple survival stove that is efficient with fuel and effective at cooking.
The materials needed for this project include 19 red brick, two 1″ red brick a paving stone and a metal grate. We will need to cut one brick in half and we can do that with a common hand tools such as a hammer and a chisel.
We can break the brick in half by chiseling along the middle of the brick creating a weak spot eventually it’ll break .
Let’s get to building the stove.
Place the paving stone on a flat level surface. The first layer of bricks will consist of three bricks and one half brick arranged in a C formation. As with all brick layers ensure that the bricks are squared and tightly pressed together to minimize gaps to make it relatively air tight.
The grate is placed on top of the first layer of bricks flush to the front of the C formation.
The second layer of bricks will mimic the first with the exception that the half brick alternates to the other side of the C formation.
The third, fourth, and fifth layers will each use 4 bricks in an O formation, support the brick that covers the gap in the C formation on the third layer until you can add a brick that will keep it from falling.
Alternate the brick placement on each layer for increased stability and snug everything together. The 1 inch bricks are used as a stand for a cooking pot with one on each side of the opening.
Air will enter the stove to be preheated before passing through the grate where the wood fuel is burning. Flame and heat escape up the column drawing more air into the stove.
The stove is fuel efficient because reflected heat and use of preheated air work to burn fuel completely. Used fuel turns to ash and falls through the grate exposing unused layers of fuel.
Now where was it that I left my cooking pot oh yeah, dinner is served. there you have it a simple survival hack that will keep you warm and cook your food while being fuel-efficient.