Originally Posted by honda03842
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.