How To: Make a cheap woodburning stove for camping

Make a cheap woodburning stove for camping

Finding yourself in the wilderness where there is no chance of possibly making a fire outside is pretty dangerous. But you can avoid the danger by making your very own cheap woodburning stove for the inside of you shelter. Enjoy!

In order to heat the shelter we thought that we would try a "Semi Permanent" Woodstove. In all to date we have spent about $11.00 making this stove ($8.00 was cutting the metal). I am confident that this stove will heat the shelter more than adequately! Join us as we learn through trial and error how to make a Wood Stove.

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a cheap woodburning stove for camping, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a cheap woodburning stove for camping

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How does it draw air to feed the fire? Just through the leaks around the door?

Assuming you've real-life tested it by now, how much heat did it produce? What size is your shelter? Did you check before and after temps and outside temps? Did you by any chance put a stove thermometer on it and see how hot it got during a burn?

Just curious how effective it was. I've spent far too much time the last two months building and rebuilding a small rocket mass heater using a heatriser inside a 30-gallon drum and I simply cannot get the thing to produce enough heat to warm a 35-foot RV when outside temps are below 30 F. It can raise the air temperature within about four feet of the drum about 20 - 25 degrees with an hour-long burn. And it warms the thermal mass nicely. But unless you are sitting on or leaning against the mass, you really get no benefit from that heat. It's not sufficient to raise the air temperature in the immediate room.

Am looking for a small, portable stove that will generate a lot more heat.

So a follow-up field test report on your little stove would be much appreciated.


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