Burn an Upside Down Fire for Efficiency

Check out this great video from our good friends Dennis and Leslie. It shows you how to build a simple and super efficient fire that not only burns stronger, but gives off less smoke.

4 Responses to Burn an Upside Down Fire for Efficiency

  1. Frederik Thu, March 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    Interesting, intriguing, inspiring, ingenious…
    This video will make me think further, although I must admit that I am sold to the idea of rocket stoves:
    One video filmed 2 months ago in the Okanogan Highlands:

  2. Kandi Wood Sat, March 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    So, I blogged about Dennis & Leslies upside down fire too. Then decided to try it, even in my small, 16“ wide, wood stove. I am stunned at the difference when I start from the top. I would NEVER have believed it unless I tried it. I will now, always light my fire this way. It burns hotter, uses less wood, and is totally cleaner. I haven`t had to clean the glass on the door since I tried it over 2 weeks ago! Cudos to Dennis and Leslie and thanks so much for sharing!

  3. scrambo Sat, March 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    That is really interesting I am gonna try that, but I live in an area that has high humidity. When I lived in Montana and Utah, the wood was so dry, you could start a fire in the bathtub full of water .

  4. rozanne Thu, April 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    I just made my first fire for the year (I live in Canberra Australia) and it was an upside down one. It wasn’t as neat as Dennis but it is a beautiful hot fire. once I closed the door the heat started to come out about a meter away which usually takes a couple of hours for the first fire at least.

    I’ve passed this film onto my friends who will definitely be giving it a go.

    thank you for such a professional film and a brilliant idea. Wish I’d thought of it.

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