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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Food Prep and Preservation

To complete this badge bit, you must cook at least 2 cups of rice by bring the rice and water to a boil on a rocket stove and finishing the cooking in a haybox cooker. (Note that this BB is part of a 4 part adventure in cooking grain in four different ways. Pseudograins are also allowed, but all four ways of cooking must be the same food prepared with 4 different cooking contraptions.)  



This a thread at permies about haybox cookers:
  - All About Haybox Cooking

Some articles on haybox cooking:
  - Thermal Cooking Methods
  - How to Make and Use a Haybox For Cooking
  - Making a Suitcase Haybox Cooker
  - Haybox Cooking by Permaculture News

This is a haybox cooker:



and how to use one:



Cooking Rice with a thermal oven (similar to a haybox)

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - you must produce at least two cups of grain
  - you bust bring the water and grain to a boil on a rocket stove
  - you must complete the cooking in a haybox cooker
  - haybox cooker can be homemade or an insulated container that uses haybox cooker principles

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of the grain and water boiling on a rocket stove
   - a picture of your heated uncooked grain being transferred to a haybox cooker (with some sort of watch or timer)
   - a picture of your cooked grain in a haybox cooker (with some sort of watch or timer)
   - a picture showing the final product is at least two cups of grain
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My adventure is in cooking quinoa. With the rocket and haybox, (my favorite of the four ways) the adventure is complete:
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Boiling on J
Boiling on J
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Going in H, 1:07 camera time
Going in H, 1:07 camera time
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Coming out H 4:56pm
Coming out H 4:56pm
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More than 2c dry
More than 2c dry
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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So this BB is only possible with a RMH? It isn't allowed to start cooking the grains on a stovetop, before continuing in the haybox?
 
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You don't have to use a Rocket Mass Heater but you do need to use a Rocket Stove.  They're pretty easy to cobble together for the purposes of this BB.....
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:You don't have to use a Rocket Mass Heater but you do need to use a Rocket Stove.  They're pretty easy to cobble together for the purposes of this BB.....


OK, a Rocket Stove ... Then maybe next year, when I like to cook outdoors again, I can build a sort of Rocket Stove and use it for this BB.
 
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BB submission. Sticky rice.
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Boiling on rocket burner
Boiling on rocket burner
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Boiling close-up
Boiling close-up
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Transferring at 7:40
Transferring at 7:40
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Done at 10:45
Done at 10:45
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Started with 2 cups dry
Started with 2 cups dry
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Could you show the haybox cooker a little better?

 
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Sorry, the clock was making it difficult to get everything. It's an old Thermos model 820 vacuum insulated food jar.
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old Thermos model 820 vacuum insulated food jar
old Thermos model 820 vacuum insulated food jar
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Approved

 
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I cooked rice last night for Taco Tuesday!  (for some reason I thought I posted this already but I don't see it now so if it's a duplicate, I'm sorry)

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My capable assistant helping out
My capable assistant helping out
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Rice boiled on the rocket
Rice boiled on the rocket
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Going into the haybox
Going into the haybox
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Coming out of the haybox
Coming out of the haybox
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5 cups rice, 6.25 cups water makes for rice that's a bit dry but yummy
5 cups rice, 6.25 cups water makes for rice that's a bit dry but yummy
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I certify this BB complete!

 
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Herex' some rice cooked in the hatbox cooker.
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Rocket stove
Rocket stove
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Starting rice
Starting rice
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In the hatbox cooker
In the hatbox cooker
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Time in
Time in
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Time taken out
Time taken out
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Finished rice
Finished rice
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I hereby certify this badge bit complete!

 
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Question! Well actually two...

1. Do I have to make the rocket stove myself or would a commercial one be okay? Something like the ecozoom? In Japan we get a lot of natural disasters so having a portable one may be worth it. We don't have  any camping stoves or any alternative for cooking other than our stove top. Whilst we do have solar and I believe we do have a socket with two outlets to be able to use power directly from our panels (through a power condition) should our power go out, the socket is in a weird place and probably wouldn't be that feasible to plug in a small cook top. The rocket stove could be used both if we have to move somewhere else (evacuation) in case of SHTF scenario and if we were able to stay at home and wanted something to cook from. Could be useful if we ever decided to go camping too. Anyway the one i'm considering buying is this one:

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rrUMgV5cL3E

It has a carry case too so will store it in that when not in use in my shoe cupboard.

2. Do I need to make the haybox? I've been eying this "heat keeper" which seems to me to have the same function as a haybox. Its from a Japanese company and they mention you can cook dishes for a short amount of time then put into into the "heat keeper" for around 45m-1hr. It looks like a giant tea cosy.
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Staff note :

It is my opinion that the items you mentioned would qualify IF I could find a bit more evidence that the stove actually is a rocket stove rather that a label someone in the marketing department slapped on it. Is it a true rocket stove?

 
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