EXCELLENT IDEA - Wood stove water heater ''LIVING OFF THE GRID'' I know someone who built a much larger boiler & have heated their 1500 sqft. log home & hot water for the past 30 years.....Survivalism !
In my quest to learn to be self-sufficient after TEOTW, I have found a good site describing how to actually USE a wood stove to cook and heat your house. I figure, the way to be self-sufficient, really, is to know how to be like my great-great-grandmother. You know, baking/cooking from scratch, scrubbing laundry by hand, living without electricity, and the like. Hopefully it'll never come to this. But if it does...your average person is going to starve to death!