Learning to cook on a rocket stove
I'd like to be able to
tell you "I only needed two sticks of wood to scramble our breakfast
eggs," but the truth is that this first iteration of rocket-stove
cookery was a learning experience. What I mostly learned is that
damp wood doesn't fly in rocket stoves --- I didn't really get the fire
blazing until I tracked down the piece of kindling in the middle of the
photo above, which had been sitting in our woodshed for a couple of
years and was bone dry. The sticks that have been drying on the
porch for a week mostly smoldered instead of burning.
What was the biggest
surprise about making breakfast on the rocket stove? How much I
enjoyed the fire therapy! Usually, I get a little cranky during
power outages due to internet deprivation, but a dose of fire first
thing in the morning instead set me singing happily as I weeded the
garden. Of course, it doesn't hurt that our Cyberpower Battery Backup combined with my laptop battery means I can enjoy about an hour and a half of blogging time even while the grid is down.
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