cooking on rocket stove grill
September 15th, 2015 by Off The Grid

Today or um tonight’s episode was recorded late one evening about 11 o’clock off the grid while cooking with a cast iron Dutch Oven on the grill. I was a little tired so if my energy was low that was why. The days here in the camper have been flying by really fast and fall is on the way. With the fire going on my off grid grill (rocket stove) I put a small 12 inch grate over the top so I could use my Dutch Oven to cook dinner. Tonight’s cast iron cooking menu featured smoked sausage Jumbolia with fresh peppers, onions, raw honey, and yummy spices! If you have been following the Off Grid Podcast you know that I love to cook. Once I get the power issue straight I will be cooking a lot more so if you have a good recipe to share I would love to try it! You can check out something new on the Cast Iron Cooking page. Do you have a really good recipe to share with everyone or that I can try? If so please contact me!

As I enjoyed the refreshing night air with the scent of wood smoking on the rocket stove grill I stopped from time to time to admire the heavens above. Because this is off the grid in mother natures back yard I also paused from time to time to listen to all the wild insects and animals teaming in the surrounding forest. Reflecting back on the last few days I have not been getting much done recently in the off grid camper but tonight I was going to eat good! Earlier in the night a very small and very cute baby owl flew right over my car as I was pulling up landing on a branch just long enough to say hello. 🙂 Tonight’s episode was recorded back in mid August. Podcast shows should be up to date withing about a month.. just in time for the cooler weather lol. This means more cast iron cooking outside!! Whoo hoo!! 🙂

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Whether your aware of it or not your energy level will drop if you do not eat!
  • Eat good, try a recipe, share a recipe, send in a recipe of your own and check out Cast Iron Cooking.
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cooking rocket stove
August 31st, 2015 by Off The Grid

If your like me you love your cast iron. I was enjoying a spectacular night under the stars while cooking some “viddles” off the grid on the rocket stove! Viddels is a funny way of saying FOOD if you didn’t catch that 😛 lol. Cooking off grid with a good old fashioned cast iron skillet on the rocket stove here under a brilliant night sky was as good as it gets! I had only been out here in the camper for about a month now but time was flying so fast. This opportunity to simply slow down for a late night skylight dinner anticipating the satisfaction of a full belly was a good one. Making the best with my time when trying to simultaneously get things done rebuilding the camper and needing to prepare for winter meant any time cooking on the grill would be appreciated!

cooking ecozoom rocket stoveOut here off the grid mosquitoes are huge! Compared to the pesky ones I was used to these were about 2 – 3 times larger. Seriously! Yes off grid mosquitoes can really bug you! On some nights you can almost get carried away.. umm. Ok so I was joking about that last one but yes they are very big and very aggressive! lol So I was all suited up with blue jeans, a light long sleeve shirt, an LED headlamp, and a mosquito net for my head. My only safe zone was close to the fire by the grill where the mosquitoes seemed to view it as an immediate no fly zone. lol

A few years ago I spent the money and got an EcoZoom Rocket Stove. After watching a number of videos over a couple of months I was sold on the big idea in a small package. What is a rocket stove? EcoZoom zoom zoom what!? If your asking coking on ecozoomyourself these questions your not alone so don’t feel left out. A rocket stove is a super efficient “grill” / stove that allows you to use any twigs, small branches, leaves, pine cones, and anything else small you can find in your back yard or nature that will burn for fuel. Once you get the rocket stove going there is virtually no smoke. The little off grid cook stove is so efficient it burns all of the combustible wood gases to. The EcoZoom is a very well made rocket stove. The only down side might be the high cost.. relatively speaking. One of the main factors I took into account became apparent very quickly was the savings in money switching from countless bags of charcoal and the occasional backyard grill replacement to this heavy duty upgrade. If your going off grid or already living off the grid then a rocket stove is a very economical option to grilling and cooking out. If your funds are limited I would strongly suggest making your own out of common bricks or cinder blocks. I will post a video soon and link to it here on how to make a rocket stove out of cinder blocks.. It is super easy!!!

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Sometimes you need to let yourself enjoy a good cookout and look up at the stars!
  • Learn more about the EcoZoom. I do not make anything off of the link.
  • If you have questions, comments, or tips about living off grid then please post them here!
  • Please help support this show and the off grid community by checking out Off Grid Singles.
  • The Off Grid Podcast is now available on iTunes and Stitcher so please Subscribe and rate the show!
  • If you like the show please help support this journey off grid by telling a friend about the podcast 🙂

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