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The kickstarter is over but the Rocket Oven Documentary is available for sale. Great opportunity to get access to the documentary!



A rocket oven is an awesome example of appropriate technology that uses less wood, is good for the environment, cooks yummy food, etc. There are lots of reasons to be excited about rocket ovens!

What makes you excited about rocket ovens?

I'm very excited about rocket ovens - I love the fact that they have a very low impact on the environment. I love that I can build it myself and I love that I can easily grow all the wood I need for it on a small chunk of my property. So I'm excited about rocket ovens because it will make my homestead more resilient while having a very low impact on the environment - that is awesome!

The kickstarter is over but the Rocket Oven Documentary is available for sale. This documentary will make it possible for people like me to get started with rocket ovens. I have no experience with rocket ovens, rocket stoves, or rocket mass heaters. But the documentary resulting from the kickstarter will help a lot and from what I have seen I think I will be able to build my own rocket oven from it.



So what makes you excited about rocket ovens?

Comment below and don't forget to check out the Rocket Oven Documentary!
 
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I flat love the idea of dropping my electric costs to something that is carbon neutral. Maybe even going with two of them, one with an oven/griddle combo and one that is just an oven.
Really haven't been this juiced about a Kickstarter in a while.
 
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Trade energy costs and grid dependence for old-school ways (cooking with fire) optimized for modern efficiency in fuel and time.

Plus they can be constructed just about anywhere, no need for power outlets or pipes or even a roof.
 
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I'm very excited to see ideas like the rocket oven being added to the permie toolbelt for building a better world/lifestyle! With land already purchased and time till retirement ticking down, I'm trying to work out all the different possibilities going forward and it's really exciting to see all these new ideas coming to life!

I'd much rather efficiently burn wood I grow on my property in an effectively carbon neutral system for cooking and heating both living space and water, than to be paying others for breaking up bedrock to extract long-sequestered carbon and adding to what's already in circulation. Seeing options like the rocket oven, rocket stoves, solar dehydrators, rocket mass heaters, and all the rest is literally one of the lights at the end of the tunnel for me.
 
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I'm most excited about the idea of being able to bake even when it's hot outside. I also love the idea of being able to save on energy costs. During the winter, I do about 50% of our cooking on our woodstove (sometimes 100%, but sometimes the house is warm enough by dinner time that I don't want to build up the fire just to cook and make my house 80 degrees.) But, during the summer, I sure can't save cooking costs by cooking on wood inside. Too hot! With a rocket oven, though, I could save those electricity costs and not heat the house.
 
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Versatility, ease of build
 
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I'm excited about creating more of an outdoor kitchen and this will fit into those plans very well. I'm very stoked about renewable fuel in the form of wood instead of propane or electricity.
 
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Thanks all for the comments! Eric - I'm also hoping to build mine as part of an outdoor kichen. Please post pictures when you get yours made!

Also, if anyone missed out on the kickstarter the Rocket Oven Documentary is available for sale!
 
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One less propane appliance!
Can someone please invent a rocket refrigerator?
 
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Rocket stoves can be easily built from common materials!
 
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