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Old 09-26-2012, 18:02   #14
R_W
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Keeping a barrel stove kit and a few pieces of pipe may be a good thing to stash for SHTF especially if space is an issue (use the barrel to keep food rodent-free), but you can do better.

Barrel stoves are STUPID HOT. Like great for heating shops (uninsulated metal 6000+ ft buildings with high roofs), but really too much for most houses, even in a basement.

I can build a cob oven fireplace for free (just sweat) that is better at heating than the barrel stove.
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