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Old 10-20-2014, 08:45 PM   #15
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I keep an emergency kit with rations and water in my car at all times. Trailer runs on solar except for ac and microwave. There is a case of water bottles and assorted canned food in the trailer.

Having backpacked and climbed Mt Shasta several times with my great uncle Orvis, I learned what I needed vs wanted.

Also my choice of TUG means I have 400 to 500 miles range to "get out of dodge" without refueling. More if I take it slow. And with a half dozen jerry cans in the garage (hurricane season) I could be half way across country before needing to buy fuel.

But that all depends on the disaster. If need be the trailer will serve.

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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I have a rocket stove, but it doesn't fit in the Scamp.


We built it to use at the farm for boiling large amounts of water, and just to see if we could. It works really well, we welded a heavier grate for the top and put it on a pallet (probably weighs 200 lbs.). Also pretty spectacular at night without a pot on top, two 4' flames shooting out of it! I have a video of it somewhere.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:46 AM   #17
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Kevin,

There was a recent thread on grills and one mentioned was really a rocket stove, using a fan boost. The fan ran off electricity generated by the heat of the stove.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:14 AM   #18
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Short term provision is prudent, but a mouse can hardly conceive of a plow, let alone plan for it!


"Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me
The present only toucheth thee:
But, Och! I backward cast my e'e.
On prospects drear!
An' forward, tho' I canna see,
I guess an' fear!"
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Kevin,

There was a recent thread on grills and one mentioned was really a rocket stove, using a fan boost. The fan ran off electricity generated by the heat of the stove.
Norm, I have a Biolite stove, pre-ordered and received one of the first. I am not happy with it at all. Mainly because of the weight, noise, and how long you'd have to keep a fire going to fully charge anything. Now I charge with folding PV panels strapped to the top of my pack. My alcohol stove with fuel for a week weighs a lot less than the Biolite, and it's silent.

I have smaller rocket stoves that I've built, there are also some fairly inexpensive ones out there to purchase that are well-made. I've looked into putting a TEG into my wood furnace to generate enough to charge my home battery bank, but for the cost I'd probably buy a Lister diesel and continuous-duty generator. Maybe someday the price and efficiency will improve.
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I like the Lister Generator. Every year that we're in Florida I attend at least one of the Florida Flywheelers Exhibitions near Ford Meade. A wonderful gathering of old diesels from the past.

Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club
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