- We took a dog food tin kindly donated by Eddie, the Beagle and cut open the bottom end as well as the top end (removing the dog food of course, which was appreciatively gulped down by said beagle).
- We took a 5litre olive oil can which we got from our recent trip to Greece and emptied it's contents into other containers.
- Wearing heavy duty gloves (!) and using a simple tin opener off my multi-tool implement, we cut a hole the size of the dog food tin in the narrow side, near the bottom and stuck said tin about halfway inside.
- Still wearing said gloves and using the same tool, we then proceeded to cut another hole in the top, a bit larger than the other hole.
- Next we stuffed a little straw into Eddies tin, top by a few small dry twigs.
I set a stopwatch from the moment we lit the fire and kept feeding it with small twigs. All in all just a small handful was used and within a mere 11 minutes the water was boiling!
And this picture perfectly demonstrates why it works so well and why they call it a rocket stove:
So now we're cooking hobo style: