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Ianto Evans, Leslie Jackson, Ernie Wisner, Kirk Mobert, Paul Wheaton, and other friends are among the researchers developing efficient, clean-burning, affordable stoves for a variety of heating and cooking needs. This group developed and published the current editions of Rocket Mass Heater, or Rocket Masonry Stove, designs. The technology combines an innovative clean-burning combustion chamber, with an earthen masonry thermal mass, resulting in extraordinary heat capture and low waste from an incredibly small amount of wood. The goals of Rocket Stove researchers include - meet human needs for food, warmth, comfort, and safety - conserve fuel (over-harvesting of firewood affects droughts, famine, and climate), - clean air, reduce smoke-related health and environmental problems - turn wastes into resources, e.g. find new uses for junk & scrap - encourage resourceful thinking and hands-on problem solving - offer affordable, clean alternatives to conventional technologies

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Construction d'un chauffage à bois Rocket de masse. Du bois. (Vidéo) Image credit: Paul Wheaton From rocket stoves aiding relief in Haiti, to building your own cookstove, ultra-efficient rocket stove designs have been around for some time. But this one is a little different. When Paul Wheaton decided to build a wood-burning rocket stove, he chose a rather unconventional material to make it from... he built it out of wood. Should we be nervous? Admittedly, Paul—who brought us videos on how to build Hugelkultur raised beds, and how to use moldy hay as lawn fertilizer—is not crazy enough to build the whole stove out of wood.

Kelly Kettle By Schwert Purpose: To determine the operating characteristics and performance of the Kelly Kettle in a controlled environment. Eating Thorns- Foraging Milk Thistle Alright, alright, I know what you're thinking. "That woman has gone off her rocker. She's completely ca-ray-zy! Absolutely out of her mind. She's eating thorns, for goodness sakes!" Seriously, if I hadn't read that thistles are a commonly foraged food by the indigenous people to my region, I would have thought the same thing. DIY Growing potato tower with turning bins Nowadays a lot of people lives in the city and they have most of the time a small gardening place. With this growing potato tower made of bins, we offer a DIY solution wich is very easy to heighten your potatoes just by turning the inside bin! You can make this product on different proportions with other size of bins.

DIY Sous Vide Cooker with Feedback Control Sous-vide cooking involves cooking food in sealed plastic bags inside a temperature controlled water bath. It's a technique that's been around for a few decades, but is just beginning to be popular in the home kitchen. We decided to give it a try by using a NerdKits microcontroller kit plus some items from our local Wal-mart and Home Depot to construct a sous vide cooker. The result is tasty food with textures and consistencies that are simply unachieveable by conventional cooking techniques! Normal cooking techniques, like heating in a pan or oven, rely on heating the outside surface of food via convection or conduction. That heat must then travel to the center of the food via conduction.

The Rocket-Powered Shower Plan for our Rocket-Powered hot water system for the Basecamp shower + bath block Spending all your day gathering sticks for a hot shower is just no fun. No fun at all. Mind you, anything that results in a hot shower (or even better, a hot bath) has to be considered a priority at Milkwood. So when Nick finished converting the old ‘Sunbeam Sheep Shower’ structure (basically a new-fangled sheepdip) to a shower block with a little wood-fired, home-made firebox thingamy to heat the water for the shower and the bath, that’s what we did. Blog Archive » Build a rocket stove for home heating Author’s note, 2015-02-14: Based on the interest I’ve received in this project, I’m considering selling plans for a stove similar to the one described in this article. See the Rocket Stove Plans section at the end of the article and let me know if you’d be interested. Original article: For some time I’ve been considering the best way to deal with a pile of scrap wood that has been growing next to my home, the result of many woodworking and carpentry projects I’ve been involved in over the years.

How do I thresh grain on a small scale? « Island Grains An important first step for the small-scale grower is choosing grain varieties that can be threshed without modern machinery, since some grains grow surrounded by a tough, hard-to-remove outer "husk" or "hull." Some recommendations for easily-threshed grains are: hull-less oats (these oats do have a "hull" or "husk," but it's easier to remove than that of the usual oat varieties)hull-less or "faust" barleyMarquis wheatRed Fife wheatryetriticale (cross between rye and wheat)

Your Own Honey Cow Beekeeping is an ancient DIY art, practiced by amateurs and makers for centuries. Anyone can produce natural honey at home by making their own hive. Here’s how to build a cheap and simple beehive called the Honey Cow. The Honey Cow is designed to mimic nature. Unlike commercial hives, it doesn’t have frames, foundations, or excluders. Games Made For Sharing: Social Game Design It’s a truism that even in the era of instantly accessible content, nothing quite rivals the power of word of mouth. Social media can help us to find new trusted content to download, but maximizing your game’s social impact requires more than integrating the Facebook, Twitter, or even the Everyplay plugins into your game. Creating a social game has the potential to bring with it huge benefits such as increased installs, increased retention, and even retention through social factors. The following chart comes from our 2014 online survey of 3000 games players and shows how sharing behaviors can impact spending.

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