This was how the first winter at the new bush camp went. I had no money at all. I cut all the firewood that winter with about a gallon of gasoline. I needed the gasoline to start the producer. The wind was so horrible, I never could light paper or birch bark and get the producer going. I even tried bringing coals from the wood stove. That idea was a fail because I had no lighting port, and my tuyeres were too small. Still, in spite of everything, all the poverty, and duct tape, the setup worked really really well. The colder and nastier it got, the better the engine ran.
That was then, this is now.
We have been cutting all our wood with solar panels and electric chainsaws.
Now I want to get back in the game. I like the Gary Gilmore/Kalle high Performance charcoal producer. I think it will be small enough to fit on a Farmall H.
This time I am starting from the ground up tho…