January 2012

Pocket Rocket Mods.

Jan
29

All last week I've been thinking on making some modifications to the pocket rocket. After I built it, I read that the metal bucket will burn to a crisp real quick. I read that after only two burns, the rocket could be toast. They didn't say anything about the environment in which they were using the stove, but it seems to be well known that if a fire is burning directly on sheet steel, it won't last long. So I wanted to devise a simple way to get the fire off of the bottom of the can. A quick rummage through my 'inventory', gave me some good options.

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Little Known Tidbit.

Jan
27

Well I suppose I need to fess up on a little secret I've been keeping. To speak the truth, it's not a secret at all (which is why I'm telling). Just a subject that has never came up, and there was really no reason for me to just blurt it out. But it's one of my new hobbies that I recently picked up, and have been thoroughly enjoying it ever since. A hobby that has brought me a good amount of satisfaction and peace. It's a hobby that can, and will be, taken with me when I begin homesteading. Which is why I am blogging about it.

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Pocket Rocket.

Jan
24

"Come on Little Darlin', lets go try this out!" That's what I told Phoenix when I finished building the pocket rocket. And I don't know about her, but I was stoked about stoking this little contraption. So we jammed our feet in our boots, I grabbed all the parts to the rocket, and we headed out to the cob studio. Overall, the pocket rocket was a very easy project to build and took less than a day to put it all together. It was so easy, but yet I still managed to make a mistake.

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Back To Business

Jan
16

Well, things around the house have simmered down quite a bit. The holiday haze has receded and Patricia and I are beginning to work on some new things. The festivities and the break from our labours was a nice change, but now it's time to get back into it. I don't want to get too rusty ya' know. So what's next? Before I get into that, I'll recap on where we're at right now.

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