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How To Build An Outdoor Mud Oven

How To Build An Outdoor Mud Oven
Rocket stoves and outdoor grills are great for cooking in a pot or skillet when the power is down or non-existent following a disaster or a worst case SHTF situation where fuel is either flat-out unavailable or intolerably expensive. There are some things, though, that cook best in an oven. One solution, of course, is to use a cast iron Dutch oven or camp stove. These are great options, sure, but what about something made from the ground we stand on? I am referring to what is commonly called a “Mud Oven”. Until my recent visit to the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington, I did not know such a thing existed. What is a Mud Oven and How Does it Work? Mud Ovens have been in use for thousands of years and are made of a clay-sand mixture baked by the wood fire used to heat it. Photo taken at the Mother Earth News Fair Mud ovens have many other names: Earth Oven, Clay Oven, Adobe Oven, Bee Hive Oven, Quebec Oven, Roman Oven and El Horno. The Quest for A Mud Oven The Final Word : Ditto.

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