In part 1 of my story I defined the key feature that I required in my dream micro wood burning stove. I also described the theory of efficient wood combustion and my journey towards my dream stove design. Despite not having full control of the combustion in my micro stoves, I was spurred on by the amazingly protracted and intense heat energy that could be released by the efficient combustion of a hand full of bush sticks. All that remained was to design and build a stove that would harness this abundant energy to provide warmth, cooking, and delight to those of us that love to venture into cold, remote, and wild places with a light load on our backs. Here is my first dream stove.
Description of Micro Snow Stove Mk 15
How Does The Micro Snow Stove Work?
Burner Efficacy and Stove Survival
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I am a retired research scientist, a serial inventor who just can't stop tinkering with technology. I am not a pyromaniac, but I love fire. My house has 4.2 kw of grid connected solar panels, a 30 evacuated tube off grid solar hot water service and a 2.8 L solar kettle on my house and another on my yacht. I consider that wood is a truely renewable and green fuel if burn efficiently. I have a passion for wild places, back country/telemark skiing, alpine bushwalking, camping fishing, diving and sailing. As a concession to my mature age I think I have earned the privilege of warmth at night and unlimited hot cocoa in the wilderness.
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