Tuesday, June 15, 2010

White Man's Fire

I made myself a white man's fire in my fancy new rocket stove.

I started by creating a lot of smoke, then I got a raging inferno with flames reaching a foot or two out of the stove. I then proceded to burn my plate of beans.

Cooking on the stove brought up the question of heating with wood.

The rocket stove is optimized for outdoor cooking. A more traditional Franklin Stove is what one wants for heating.

As I live in a valley with a pollution problem, I would want to go the route of wood pellets stoves for heating.

IMHO, the path to cleaner energy will have us using equipment optimized to the task at hand.

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