Barrel Stoves in a war zone
Croatia, 1994, Knin
One of the outposts has a barrel stove...and it was a life saver.
Much needed warmth, and a sense of security after a long patrol in the rain.
Lovely, cheap, effective tool. Good example there of effective use of some very simple improvised technology technology. Old barrels are such a ubiquitous piece of waste that they are ideal for re-purposing in such situations. I've stumbled on an excellent cook stove design, for large institutions to use, that uses a pair of barrels and simple hand tools, to make efficient and clean burning stove.
Was your set up made using a barrel stove kit as described, or was it improvised in some other way?