Hot Ash Wood Burning Stainless Steel Rocket Stove

Hot Ash rocket stoves are long lasting stainless steel twig stoves

Hot Ash rocket stoves are long lasting stainless steel twig stoves

The Hot Ash rocket stove is designed with primary and secondary burns so they burn hot and efficient. Boil a cup of water with just a handful of sticks, wood pellets, or most other biofuels.

The Hot Ash is also extremely packable and disassembles easily. Its 3 pounds…. if 3 pounds is too heavy, this stove is NOT for you. Made in the USA with lifetime guarantee.
Packable, Collapsed Dimensions: 3″ W x 3.25″ D x 8.9″ H
Assembled (not including feet) Dimensions: 3″ W x 7.25″ D x 8.9″ H

Hot Ash rocket stoves
Search our blog for many other camping stoves and twig stoves. In addition to camping, they will work great in emergency situations.

Modern BARN Tiny House w/”Constellation of Lights”

In this episode, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen visits the family behind “Red Barn Tiny Houses”, at the Florida Tiny House Festival. This gambrel “barn” tiny house on wheels features one of the more modern and awe-inspiring array of pendant lighting- a virtual “constellation” of edison bulbs that adorn its ceiling.


How to Build a Self Reliant Homestead

Here is the process I’m currently going through for how to build my own self reliant homestead, and I thought you might find it helpful if I shared the process with you.

I’m happy to see the increasing popularity of forest gardens and permaculture in general.

CNC Fabricated Tiny Cabin on Lake Superior

Daniel Yudchitz and his father, Bill, are both architects who took their love of craft, cabins and Swiss precision in architecture and created a CNC-cut cabin crafted to a fraction of an inch.

The home is built with interlocking structural panels and can be disassembled. In fact, the father/son team built most of it in their parking lot, moved it and completed the build on their property on Lake Superior.

This video is packed with interesting and practical ideas. In fact, almost everything about it is quite innovative. So this video is particularly recommended for tiny house designers and builders. I imagine it will be featured in many books and studied in architecture courses.

How to Make Your Own Berkey Style Water Purifier

Make Your Own Berkey Style DIY STAINLESS STEEL water filter. Easy to follow instructions on how to build your own water filter out of a pair of stock pots. All you need is a drill and a pair of tin snips.

Stainless is more sanitary than plastic buckets. A water purifier is a must have for a wilderness cabin, off grid living or survival during power outages and crisis situations. This small investment could save your life if the grid went down.

Boss of the Swamp has hundreds of similar videos with great ideas.

Cubic Mini Wood Stoves

This is a comparison of two Cubic mini wood stoves – the smaller Cub and the larger Grizzly. Canadian made. Small stoves like this are perfect for cabins, tiny homes, RVs, etc. As you can imagine it would be easy to get wood scraps and kindling for free. I love the wall mount. With the optional mini-roaster you can cook on top of the stove.

Cubic Mini Wood Stoves
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Yukon Chair Super Shelter at Grizzly Gulch

The narrator says this shelter stays about 70F degrees inside even when it’s below zero.

He reports: I love to use super shelters in cold weather. This time I had a wild idea to combine a Yukon Chair (a wilderness version of a lounge chair) which uses a PSSL poncho as a seat, with a super shelter. I loved the results. This shelter is made with a poncho, cord, breathable rain fly (nylon parachute cloth), mylar space blanket with reflective foil, thin plastic drop cloth and small poles. It’s low cost and can be constructed very quickly. The main components have multiple purposes. The poncho, for instance, can be made into a hammock or of course used as rain gear. Compare to a more common super shelter made with a bush bed of cattails and log firewall. Clearly the Yukon chair design is much simpler and faster to make.

Long Term Winter Survival Bush Camp (used for many years on trapper lines in the north woods)