Stoves: The Evolution of Fire
Instructors: Ernie & Erica Wisner
May 3rd to 7th, 2010.
Fees: $525* CDN
for registration: MONDAY MAY 12. Additional fees will apply after
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*fees include lunch for participants on workshop
days and camping accommodations.
This course expands on last year’s two-day rocketstove workshop
which was a resounding success. In this course, which will last
for five days, participants will learn much of the art of firemaking,
and in the process will fundamentally shift their relationship
to this gift from the gods. Through a number of hands-on sessions,
you will learn the evolution of our specie's relationship with
fire. You will go back to the stone age, and learn how to create
fire with the friction of the bow drill. We will also create an
African “jug stove” (dug out of the side of a hill)
as well as other “dug” ovens. Participants will learn
how the geometries of different fireplaces and stoves affect the
performance and qualities of the fire. And of course, build a
Fundamentally, this course will teach you the physics of fire,
so that you can adapt your skills to any circumstance. From Rumford
fireplaces to Franklin stoves, mass heaters to rocket stoves,
this course should be a requirement for Canadian citizenship…
cause you know… it’s cold here!
Stove” describes a range of highly efficient wood burning
stoves. These stoves were first developed by fire experts working
mostly in third-world countries, where cooks and fire-minders
were concerned about the scarcity of wood fuel and the health
issues related to cooking smoke inside the home. With the rising
cost of fuel, and global concerns about climate and air quality,
Rocket Stoves have something to offer industrialized nations as
The book, Rocket Mass Heaters: Superefficient Woodstoves YOU
Can Build, by Ianto Evans and Leslie Jackson, will be available
Download the book for paperless reading pleasure: www.rocketstoves.com
Watch a video about Rocket Stoves:
- Leather Gloves
- Safety Googles (UL or CSA approved)
- Respirator (If you have one. Will be used when burning off paint
in recycled metal barrels.)
The site where we will build this rocket has FREE
camping featuring an outdoor kitchen, outhouse and solar shower.
Please bring your own camping gear and cooking implements.
Other accommodations are available here:
also request that participants sign a Waiver prior to the commencement
of the workshop.