Friday, February 27, 2015

My 5 gallon pail rocket stove idea. LOG: 2015-02-27 9:42 AM (UPDATED March 1st 2015)

GuyThaLizard 5 Gallon Pail RocketStove UPDATED March 01 2015

 5 Gallon Pail RocketStove Idea

A re-do of my 5 gallon stove idea. Using the RocketStove concept.
(you will see the changes briefly in the video below)

I put a hole in the center of the lid like a rocketstove and may later enlarge the hole to the size of my kettle, still thinking on that. A larger hole will increase the draft at the bottom but a hole that is too large may be a problem causing too much unwanted flame around the bottom of the pot making it hard to take a pot off without getting burned and cause the flames to go around the sides of the pot. Might as well just have an open firepit and hang the pot with a chain. Controlling the wood consumption in the stove is a far more efficient idea.

The tin you see is a very old tin. Probably was used for varnish or an oil of some sort back in the 1970's. I am not sure if you can buy a tin of that gauge any more. I managed to pick this one up from my dad, he had it kicking around in the yard. It is a very solid tin.

While experimenting with different ideas to keep the pot up high enough from the exhaust hole I finally settled with the backpacker\s grill that I had for kayaking trips. Using a backpacker's grill it can easily span the top of the tin can lid.

One hole in the front for feeding the fire. Also wood can be fed large amounts from the top by easily removing the lid of the tin. This works great initially to get things started with a full load. Can easily load the pail with large pine-cones and pine needles for a quick start. I am entertaining the thought of adding a feed pipe on the bottom hole, not sure if I will or not. Using it in this firepit works well already for feeding the fire from the lower hole.

This is still a work in progress. Once I get what I want I will paint it with high temperature BBQ paint. The nice thing about using the 5 gallon pail rather than a 1 gallon pail is the burn time and while at camp I would like the longer burn time for cooking dinner and relaxing by the stove for warmth in the evenings.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kayaking on Skaha Lake 2015-02-25

In the video you will see at breaktime a flock of Cedar Waxwing Bird visited near by

and the songs of the Redwinged Blackbirds in the background.

Kayak More Worry Less

~GuyThaLizard #KAYAKokanagan #Kayaking #Okanagan

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FOR SALE Current Designs STORM 17' #Penticton #Okanagan #Skaha

Current Designs STORM. $750.00 firm.

We are downsizing and have 4 kayaks, can only keep the 2 shorter kayaks. So we have 2 for sale.

Current Designs STORM kayak for sale. $750.00 firm. PM me or comment to this post,
Posted Date: February 18 2015