Cook Using Junk Mail - Make (Paper Logs) - Burn in a Rocket Stove! - Free Fuel!

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Introduction: Cook Using Junk Mail - Make (Paper Logs) - Burn in a Rocket Stove! - Free Fuel!

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in this instructable i'll show how to make 2 types of paper logs. great for cooking!

Step 1: Watch Short Instructional Video...

Step 2: Read Description...

Cook (fuel a stove) using only "Junk Mail". How to make "Paper Logs" out of junk mail. use them to fuel a rocket stove. with only a few paper logs you can cook full meals. i get enough junk mail at my house to fuel the stove 7 days a week. works just like a regular stove burner. the grilled cheese only used 4 paper logs. finally a good use for junk mail. free fuel

Step 3: Items Needed...

junk mail or newspaper

optional: cardboard dowels from the inside of rolls of toilet paper or paper towel rolls

paper shredder

Step 4: If Using Cardboard Dowel...

stuff the dowel full of shredded paper and bend over the ends

Step 5: If Just Using Paper...

lay out a piece of junk mail, and place a little shredded paper at the start. then roll a little. then add more shredded paper. then roll a little. keep doing that until it's fully rolled. then bend the ends in. i made several

Step 6: Time to Cook...

just use them as you would if they were small pieces of wood. i use them in rocket stoves. cooked grilled cheese in 5 minutes

Step 7: If Interested...

here's the video on how to build that rocket stove. it's just made with bricks

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    joen

    9 months ago

    I did something similar with junk mail and newspaper in a wood gas stove and rocket stove. I rolled the paper into "sticks" and burned them in the rocket stove. They burned great but I ended up with a lot of paper ash going up the chimney and I had white paper ash all over the place. Did you have trouble with that? The wood gas stove was better. I folded junk mail back and fourth accordion style and stuffed the stove with them. It worked great with very little smoke or ash. I am sure you will agree that it's fun to have a drink of coffee or cook breakfast with free energy from something you would have thrown away.

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    You need to find stainless steel mesh to cover the chimney hole in your
    rocket stove. But you have to get very tiny mesh, like what is used in
    a screen door or window screen. This will catch the flying ash and
    will also serve as a spark arrestor. But it has to be the tough
    stainless steel screen, not aluminum. If you use aluminum screen it
    will melt. I know, I tried it. And melting aluminum is toxic.