Through the years, Dan Weatbrook, Sr., the founder and inventor of Bear River Rocket Stoves, has dabbled in dozens of small rocket stoves. While each stove met its purpose, to cook in an emergency situation, Dan wanted to improve upon each design. In each iteration, he adjusted the materials used to construct the stove, the way air circulated through the stove, the way a pan was able to sit on top of the the rocket stove, and even the possibility of making a rocket oven.
With each rocket stove Dan made, he began to realize the limitations of the small stoves. Granted, small rocket stove designs allow for a quick and portable cooking source. But traditional rocket stoves only allowed for a single pan and lacked the ability to feed large groups.
So Dan designed Bear River Rocket Stoves with a different purpose in mind: he wanted to make a rocket stove big enough to cook--and bake--for a crowd. Dan took everything he’d learned over the years about rocket stoves and designed a super-efficient stove/oven combo powered by three separate rocket chambers. He included an oven. He used high gauge steel to resist heat warping. He put the stove on industrial casters to allow the stove to be easily repositioned. This rocket stove has an exclusive design and is the only one available on the market.
What started as a hobby has become a passion for Dan: to provide a way to feed your family or feed a group in emergency situations.
Early experiments with rocket stoves. None of them could cook for a crowd and none of the designs seemed like a good long-term cooking solution.
Bear River Rocket Stoves' design allows you to cook for a crowd using very little firewood. The rocket chambers allow for maximum airflow, allowing the stove to heat at maximum efficiency.