10 Things We Can Learn From Old Homesteads 1. running water source 2. Lots of wood on hand 3. durable building w/ available materials 4. way to provide warmth-cook for yourself 5/6/7. Plant strawberries/raspberries/rheubarb/apples 8.root cellar 9. utility 10. a bit of style for fun
The principle behind a rocket stove is simple--rather than cooking on an open fire, you burn wood in an insulated chimney. Rocket stoves are highly efficient and easy to make. They run on twigs, so you can avoid cutting down a whole tree just to cook dinner.