How To: Make a rocket stove with twigs and solar power

Make a rocket stove with twigs and solar power

Vavrek shows how to build a twig-powered cooking stove from scratch.This demonstrates a basic portable solar cooker.

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Please, if you see this comment, save it to your local. It is very important to me and a lot of other people. The stove shown here could change the lives of so many people. I am a trustee of At present we have orphaned children whom we look after by placing them with supported families. The breadwinner in these families is usually a grandmother of advanced age, who needs to be looked after herself. This means that she cannot go into the bush to look for firewood. We need a stove that can work both day and night, and takes as little fuel as possible but still cook for the family.

I am very interested that this stove should be constructed with durable materials. Would you please give us permission to use your design, and would you please help us in any way you can to acquire these stoves. I am thinking maybe I can convince a local manufacturer to produce them a very low cost.

Note that we currently have 33 children placed with families around Chatsworth, Zimbabwe. They would benefit a lot from such an energy saver.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely AsherC Mupasi

This is so cool! I think they could easily be made and passed out to the homeless to help them survive the cold nights. There are many that can't make it into the shelters. I think I'm going to make a few and pass them out.

Instructed very slow and methodical. Enjoyed.

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