The 2013 to 2014 Transition

2013 was a big year. 2014 I hope to be even bigger. Starting with those all important ‘New Years Resolutions.’ With out them where would the human race be, right? Well this year I have a few common ones on my list but I really do hope to stick to them at all costs.

  1. Hit the gym, but hit the gym with a f&@king sledge hammer
  2. Blog on here and other places much more, I would like to say 30 posts a month, 10 of which to be 100% original
  3. Keep up with my new feeds much better
  4. Photograph my marriage more, with a really camera not instagram, just like moblog, one day instagram will be gone
  5. Save money
  6. Camp 8 to 12 times
  7. Hit the gym, but hit the gym with a f$!king sledge hammer
  8. Go to some concerts
  9. Be more active in my personal life
  10. Hit the gym, but hit the gym with a f*^king sledge hammer, yes I mentioned this earlier
  11. And finally work on the things I mentioned in the 2014 – A New Year’s Resolutions

Be safe, have fun it is 2014!!!



My Sunday afternoon build – Brick Rocket Stove For $6.08

Truthfully mine did not break down into being $6.08. It was still under 10 bucks though. Caught somethings on sale at Home Depot. I bought extras(just incase) and I made more layers than the video below. It worked very well though, it was a smore making machine. I picked up a bundle of wood instead of savaging the forest floor. I just split it into strips with my Glock Field knife.

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How to make a brick rocket stove for $6.08

So I came across these two pretty neat YouTube videos this evening pertaining to home built Diy rocket stove. On the cheap too, like $10< USD.

Before this I have seen several variations on a rocket stove. I have seen them built out of unlined 5 gallon metal paint buckets, metal coffee and soup cans and small metal unlined barrels. I stress saying unlined metal because some manufacturers will line metal cans, buckets and barrels with a paint coating. Burning that coating will shorten your life.

This is the first brick one I have seen and frankly I am excited about this. This looks so easy, of course inexpensive, and it is not a permanent fixture. Living in an apartment, this is an important to me. Now typically these I are more used as backup and emergency cooking features, but what I am envisioning is smores on the patio.

I foresee this as a post church Sunday project tomorrow. I will have to stop by Lowe’s for bricks, further more sometimes they even have bundles of wood there. Then smores tomorrow night.

I have linked the first initial video and then a video the author made after he made changes and improvements to the grill.

How to make a brick rocket stove for $6.08

How to improve on the basic brick rocket stove