Prepping is the name and prepping is the game! Having a reliable heating system makes winter a more enjoyable, less stressful season. Most homes have central heating with oil, gas, or electricity for fuel and these are reasonably dependable even if evermore expensive to use.
Many folks use wood-stoves for backup or even main heating systems and this brings me to today’s subject: The Barrel Stove, Deluxe Version. This stove is just pure awesome. I have one similar to this in my workshop and it works great.
Wood stoves are my go-to back up heat source and the heat it gives off is just tremendous for what you actually burn. You could scale this barrel stove down too. Make a smaller one for your shed or basement.
This design is so simple to make. The materials could even be scavenged or found free on Craigslist or your local classifieds. If you can’t find what you’re looking for then this whole project would be under $100.