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.
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.