No, a rocket stove won't throw anything into orbit, but it will heat a house (or cook a meal) way more efficiently than other wood burning stoves. So, what is a rocket stove? It's a stove that creates a very hot, smokeless fire. They can be any size from small enough to pack as a camp stove, up to large enough to heat a living area. Large ones are often insulated with cob (mud and straw) to absorb the intense heat and release it slowly over a longer period of time.
How to build a Rocket Stove using 16, 20, or 24 bricks - powerful cooking. Great idea for our annual camping trips on the farm. Would be awesome to line up a few of these stoves side by side, to get a full meal going at the same time. May 24, here we come.
Ultralight Camping for cheap-- the"Super Cat Alcohol Stove." Make your own meth-burning stove for the cost of buying a tin of cat food. It's vulnerable to wind so make a Fire Bucket, link on same site. A friend used some aluminum flashing that he bummed off a roofer. Could even use it as a wood burning stove.