Introducing the SilverFire® Survivor Rocket Stove ; 3rd Generation.
This state of the art clean cook stove is durable, fun, and fast.
The former founder of the StoveTecRocket Stove improved upon Aprovecho’s stove design shortcomings, incorporated Dr. Larry Wininarski’s input, and partnered with the World’s leading biomass and bio-gas product manufacturer to bring these new advanced patented technologies forward into our SilverFire line. These design improvements address the quality and design shortcomings found in other biomass rocket stoves.
Cheap clay stoves and extruded combustion chambers are heavy and fragile. Thin, mild, cold rolled steel stove bodies are subject to oxidation and limit stove life. Our 2nd Generation stove, the SilverFire Rocket Stoves, represents numerous technological innovations, incorporating both primary and secondary airflow to improve combustion, thermal efficiency, reduce fuel use, and lower emissions.
The SilverFire Survivor is a portable, fast, fun, outdoor stove. It features a large rectangle combustion chamber that accepts uniform fuel insertion, rather than the common round clay chamber that restricts lateral fuel access. The custom black stainless steel door is utilized in the closed position while cooking. This retains more heat in the chamber for more complete combustion and improves safety and ember control. Many National Parks require self contained stove designs and open stove designs may result in the user being fined.
Stove operation is simple. Add paper or other small tinder to ignite small twigs, sticks, yard scrub, or other flammable biomass. These stoves have been successfully used in locations scarce in fuel, such as in the Pacific Islands where only palm fronds or small pieces of coconut shell are available. This stove is designed for minimal sized fuel, small thin fuel pencil thick fuel is ideal. Keep twigs or other thin fuel very close together to maximize efficient biomass gas combustion.
After igniting tinder simply meter fuel towards the rear of the combustion chamber. Keep door closed except when metering or loading fuel into stove. Open stove door with a stick or twig only, to prevent burning fingers. As soon as the stove is lit and flames are observed start cooking, no time is required to start, unlike with cooking with charcoal.
Many third world countries populations cook everyday using man made charcoal. Producing this charcoal creates pollution both during the production process as well as during the cooking process. Global deforestation due to third world charcoal production is an unsustainable environmental disaster. 70% to 80% of the energy of wood is wasted during the charcoal production process and the yield is 4 to 1. Only 1 piece of charcoal is obtained from every 4 pieces of wood used during charcoal production. Charcoal is very inefficient for boiling large volumes of water for emergency use, recreation, or daily cooking.
Everyday over 3 billion people in the developing world cook food on open fires or on inefficient cook stoves fueled by coal, charcoal, or solid biomass. This jeopardizes human health, contributes to household & community air pollution, and impacts environmental devastation by depleting forests and increasing soil erosion. 4 million premature deaths occur every year due to exposure from toxic smoke emissions. Consequently women and children are disproportionately impacted by household air pollution.
When fuel is scarce and your resources are limited in times of disaster or emergency you can know that a clean burning, high efficiency rocket stove will be able to provide your cooking and potable water needs without a problem.
SilverFire’s mission as a leading designer of clean cook stoves is to protect humans from the health and environmental impact of inefficient cook stoves and fuel use.
Please contact us for any questions at 435-862-1708 Time Zone, Monday through Saturday 8:00AM – 5:30PM.
Our current introductory pricing includes free shipping to the lower 48 states. Please contact us regard shipping charges to AK, HI, PR, or other International destinations.
We double box all SilverFire product shipments for ground transportation to your door, however we cannot control ship times or how shipments are handled. If there is ever an issue though, please give us a call and we will do our best to make you happy. We stand behind our products.
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Introducing the SilverFire® Hunter, a lightweight, portable natural draft chimney stove designed for both indoor & outdoor use! The Hunter is a top lit updraft gasifier (TLUD), powered by twigs, yard scrub, or any flammable biomass. TLUD’s stoves utilize a batch fed combustion chamber.
It is simple to operate:
The portable SilverFire® Hunter model opens up a new frontier in biomass clean cook stoves. You now have the capacity to eliminate all household emissions!
Our Hunter may be the most important emergency or disaster stove you could own, since you cannot plan when a disaster may strike. Outdoor Rocket Stoves & TLUD stoves without chimneys are fun and convenient to use in warm weather, but it is a different scenario in a real disaster and in poor weather.
The option to cook inside is very important, but at the same time to be able eliminate all household emissions to protect your family's health is critical. It may not be safe to go outdoors and the ability to cook indoors is important.
The Sivlerfire Hunter gives you the ability to cook indoors under shelter, and is a key advantage over stoves without chimneys. Most rocket stoves & TLUDs sold do not have chimneys and are designed for outdoor use only. And most TLUD designs are faster cooking and cleaner burning than many rocket stoves.
The Silverfire Hunter is easy to light, easily adjusted, lightweight, and cooks very rapidly. Thin, tight packed fuel produces a very rapid boil. In the event you want to slow the cooking process down (e.g. slow cooking with cast iron) add thicker, dense fuel into the combustion chamber. Dense material takes longer to burn, making it ideal for slow cooking. Combustion in the Hunter produces very little smoke or soot, if using dry fuel.
TLUD technology has been around for over 100 years. Primary air passes through your fuel as it combusts in the combustion chamber and becomes carbon monoxide gas. The carbon monoxide gas is then burned and mixed with the preheated secondary air, above the fire. The secondary air combustion appearance is like a gas stove and is know as a "Chinese burner". The end result of your biomass fuel is to produce minimal amounts of ash, soot, and bio-char, which is required to be removed from the stove after cooking for maximum stove performance.
The 3 inch chimney consists of an elbow piece that inserts into the back of the stove, and four individual stacking sections. Most hardware stores carry standard off-the-shelf 3 inch chimney pipe & elbows to configure your specific installation requirements.
The SilverFire Hunter is especially suited for use in tents that are built for camp stoves that use a stovepipe. This will allow for much warmth while at the same time convenient cooking in bad weather.
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We carry a number of cooking devices for preparedness and survival on our website and we try to offer only the best products available. We base this on our own as well as others experiences and results with these same products.
More Silver Fire SURVIVOR Information from SilverFire Inc.:
Introducing the upgraded SilverFire® Survivor 3rd Generation rocket stove! This state of the art clean cook stove is durable, fun, and fast. All rocket stoves can cook a hamburger or boil small pots of water. This is not an important cooking or emergency preparedness performance end point. Providing a minimum of a gallon of emergency drinking water, or a pot of water to cook a meal (5 liters of water or more), or an adequate amount of water to sanitize your cookware is what is important. One of the most important stove tests to measure meaningful stove performance from one stove to another is the WBT (5 liter Water Boiling Test).
Any rocket stove can efficiently cook a hamburger or boil small volumes of water, however real stove performance is measured bringing the International Standard of 5 liters of water to a boil. Most rocket stoves we test fail these simple tests. The unfortunate fact is we have not tested USA made rocket stove that can meet the International requirement of boiling 5 liters of water, much less doing it with only 500 grams of fuel (SilverFire® Survivor, 2013).
At the Aprovecho stove lab in 2008 we tested the Grover rocket stove which failed the WBT, after 1750 grams of fuel could not bring the the International standard of 5 liters of water to a boil. Homemade and non insulated rocket stoves do not perform even this well. A well designed rocket stove must incorporate numerous design principles. Most homemade and commercial rocket stoves have significant shortcomings incorporating both combustion principles and the correct cross sectional air flow to maximize heat transfer with the stove top. Correct cross sectional flow is as important as insulating the combustion chamber.
Our Survivor uses minimal fuel, produces little emissions or smoke. Our end product is fine ash, not large embers of char that decrease ventilation, fill the combustion chamber, and choke off stove, retarding efficient combustion. The SilverFire Survivor is a revolutionary design, incorporating secondary air, primary air, and a door for a hotter fire. This results in cleaner combustion than other rocket stove designs.
Crude homemade rocket stoves and poorly designed cooking rocket stoves leave larger pieces of char and embers, since combustion is not as complete as with the SilverFire Survivor. The Survivor door is designed to be always falling down on the fuel to retain a hotter fire inside the firebox. Your grandmother did not cook with the firebox doors open, nor should you with a rocket stove. We do not recommend cooking with the door open, but unfortunately many reviews have shown our product used with the door in the open position, which makes for less efficient combustion.
Complete combustion and high thermal efficiency is the important outcome with our stove, resulting in fine ash. Fine ash is the end product of complete combustion and a well designed cook stove. The advanced design is intended for improved efficiency and durability. Compare our superior quality to other brands of rocket stoves, and draw your own conclusions. We now are introducing 5 upgrades from our initial (sold out) Spring product launch. Our Summer 2013 Survivor has 5 new upgrades from our initial Spring 2013 (sold out) product launch.
The new Survivor design improvement upgrades include:
1. The Perlite insulation is no longer available and has been swapped out for premium rock mineral wool insulation to eliminate Perlite residue (fine dust) that was evident with rough handling by ground transportation services, during transport and deliveries.
2. Handles are now shipped inside stove and attached by customer to prevent the cosmetic dings we saw with ground transportation handlers. Pem nuts are now embedded in the stainless steel stove wall and 6 fine thread Phillip head machine screws are provided to attach handles to stove.
3. Our original cast iron stove top had 4 pot supports, Our new upgraded cast iron stove top, now includes 5 pot supports! Our rocket stove cast iron top is the thickest and most durable of any brand currently on the market.
4. An additional temperature reducing baffle plate has been added to the bottom of the stove, for safer handling and to decrease temperature on cooking surfaces. Our stove has is the coolest surface temperature below the stove of any product on the market.
5. A fuel gauge has been added to the custom black stainless steel stove door (a new rocket stove design feature)! The flame shaped diameter fuel gauge is intended to remind folks this is the actual diameter of fuel required for the stove or less! While you can added larger fuel in the stove, standard pencil diameter sized twigs and yard debris is all that is required to cook with. The fuel gauge also provides a second option to lift the stove door when adding fuel, or moving it forward on the fuel shelf. The door is designed to be down when cooking! Tip: Numerous reviews on the web are showing inappropriate cooking techniques with the door open and anywhere from 4 to 10 times too much fuel required!
6. New upgrade ventilation design under grate for improved operation when used for extended cooking durations.
7. Raised combustion floor for improved ash access & clean out.
Our lightweight fiber insulation is superior to extruded clay combustion chamber insulation, due to the increased durability and significant reduction in stove weight. The SilverFire Survivor weighs 12.5 lbs (5.66 KG), which represents approximately a 50% reduction of weight compared to the StoveTec Deluxe & EcoZoom clay combustion chamber designed stoves. The SilverFire cast iron top is significantly thicker than the StoveTec, Eco Zoom and early EnviroFit stoves. The SilverFire rugged stainless steel body ensures ensure long stove life compared to mild steel painted stove bodies used by our competition. We also do not use pop can thin, cheap steel liners that were subject to fail in the field. If you’re going to cooking for emergencies, recreation, or with everyday cooking all that is required is a few twigs or a little flammable field scrub. Little fuel is all it takes in a SilverFire Survivor to boil large volumes of water for drinking, cooking, or sanitizing cookware.
The SilverFire founder Todd Albi was the founder and former Managing Director of StoveTec®. He fielded StoveTec / Aprovecho’s rocket stove product complaints and quality assurance issues that plagued the organization, impacting StoveTec, EcoZoom and early EnviroFit stoves. Todd created SilverFire®, to improve stove quality, eliminate stove quality assurance issues, and develop the highest quality clean cooking products possible. The objective was to incorporate Dr. Larry Wininarski’s best design principles and input and tie SilverFire® partnerships with the World’s leading biomass & biogas product manufacturers to bring the highest quality, most advanced patented technologies forward. These design improvements address the quality and design shortcomings found in most other biomass rocket stove designs.
Cheap clay stoves and extruded combustion chambers are heavy and fragile. Thin mild cold rolled steel stove bodies found with many rocket stove manufacturers are subject to oxidation and can limit stove life. Poor quality, thin cast iron tops crack. Pop can thin steel combustion chambers used in the Deluxe StoveTec, & EcoZoom Versa are subject to failure in the field. Our SilverFire 2nd Generation rocket stove represents numerous technological innovations, incorporating both primary and secondary airflow to improve combustion, thermal efficiency, reduce fuel use, and lower emissions. SilverFire does not use cheap ceramic insulation or thinly cast stove tops found in most leading Rocket stove brands (note hollow cast pot supports in photo below.
The Survivor is a portable, fast, fun, rugged outdoor cook stove. It features a large rectangle combustion chamber that accepts uniform fuel insertion, rather than the common round clay chamber, that restricts lateral fuel access. The custom black stainless steel door is utilized in the closed position while cooking. This retains more heat in the chamber for more complete combustion and improves safety with great ember control. National Parks often permit only self-contained cook stoves. Users of open stove designs may be cited or fined. Please check the regulations in your area.
We also have numerous product
options for our Survivor. Our new Stainless Steel Dragon Pot (1.7
gallon / 6.5 liter) is an exceptional option. Skirted pots are
significantly superior to pot skirts for increasing heat transfer,
reducing emissions & fuel use. They also provide the cook and young
children protection from burns, since when the pot is stirred or
bumped. The Dragon Pot cannot slide or fall off the stove, as easily as
a traditional pot. Cooks and children are often burned when stirring
pots outdoors on unstable surfaces. The full skirted pot design has a
built in pot skirt that protrudes below the cast iron cook top, which
prevents the pot from sliding off when stirred. It also reduces time by
over 25% when heating over a gallon of water (5 liters) to a boil. The
exterior also stays clean since soot can only form under the skirt and
on the bottom of the pot. This is a real time saver over pot skirts,
which are sooty, cumbersome, and require extensive cleaning time.
A fuel shelf is provided with every stove. Our portable cook stoves are insulated maximizing heat transfer into the cooking vessel and are not designed for heating.
Our self contained clean cook stove operation is simple. Add paper or other small tinder to ignite small twigs, sticks, yard scrub, or other flammable biomass. These stoves have been successfully used in locations scarce in fuel, such as in the Pacific Islands where only palm fronds or small pieces of coconut shell are available. This stove is designed for minimal sized fuel. Small thin fuel (pencil thickness) is ideal. Keep twigs or other thin fuel very close together to maximize efficient combustion.
After igniting tinder simply meter fuel towards the rear of the combustion chamber. Keep door closed except when metering or loading fuel into stove to maximize combustion chamber efficiency and temperature. Open stove door with a stick or twig only, to prevent burning fingers. As soon as the stove is lit and flames are observed you are ready start cooking, no waiting time is required as with cooking with charcoal.
SilverFire is not a proponent of charcoal use. Charcoal produces pollution both during the production process and cooking process. Global deforestation due to charcoal production is an unsustainable environmental disaster. 70% to 80% of the energy of wood is wasted during the charcoal production process and the yield is 4 to 1. Only 1 piece of charcoal is obtained from every 4 pieces of wood used during charcoal production. Charcoal is very inefficient for boiling large volumes of water for emergency use, recreation, or daily cooking.