When rustic camping, overlanding or on an extended expedition a great way to cook efficiently using less fuel and reducing smoke in a free and sustainable, low-impact way is to build a mud stove.

Step 1: Mix Up Some Mud

We're doing this in the desert southwest so we have plenty of clay soil that makes a good stove. We first set to mixing some soil with water. You can do this by hand or have someone trample the mud with their feet. In locations that have termite mounds the clay that the termites build is especially good for mud stove construction. Some places may require mining of clay to add to the mix.
<p>great ible, i have made something very similar when i did a lot camping and was a very effective cooker, only i used sand and old cans and just that had been littered to form the chimney, and packed the sand around, one night i had even used it as a forge and made a knife out a peice of reo i had found</p>
Nice design and use of indigenous materials. <br>You have a nice rocket stove there, but 90 % of the heat is going up the chimney. If you can narrow the intake a little and stabilize the pot over the chimney exhaust it would boil in 1/3 the time. <br>The reason it is cleaner burning due to the gas given off by the wood continuing to burn up in the chimney. That's why there is more heat.
brilliant <br>and if the griddle was Pierced ...make more effect
ive read about something called a rocker stove a lot like these (mud stove) do you have a way to read the temp comeing out the to?
Looks like the same side-feed principle as a &quot;rocket stove.&quot; I will guess that rocket stove design came from this simple original design. Looks like a great concept to keep in mind for any campers.
Nicely done.
This goes to my Survival skills!
Love it
Nice oven!
Nice oven!
Nice oven!

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