2021 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree

Rocket mass heater Jamboree at wheaton labs people learning woodfired technology

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wheaton labs gardening, tipi, wofati

About the Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree: 

Whether you are an experienced builder, or new to wood-powered rocket technology, there is something for you at the Rocket Mass Heater Innovators Event! 

Rocket stoves and rocket mass heaters (RMHs) are a low-emission, efficient way to harness the power of sustainable wood for fuel. The term "rocket" comes from the sound that the wood makes as it burns--there are no actual rockets involved!

At the RMH Jamboree, the basics of rocket technology will be taught, while multiple innovations will be made, such as a tiny house rocket mass heaters, a rock kiln, rocket forge, solar food dehydrator with rocket booster, rocket oven, rocket sauna, and a whole lot more!

Our Jamboree Format:

Attendees can wander among all SEVEN of the tracks and participate or observe as much or as little as they like. The instructors will see a project to completion either with or without help.

This is an event where you can follow your passion and interests to learn about the aspects of rocket mass heaters and other efficient wood-powered technology. You can learn the basics, or join in the more advanced rocket innovations. 

Seven Tracks of Rocket Technology

people building and using rocket ovens

TRACK ONE –  Cooking with Fire:

  • Portable Rocket Kitchen/BBQ/Fogon
  • Rocket Booster for Solar Dehydrator
  • Solarium rocket

TRACK TWO – Forge and Kiln:

  • Rocket Forge
  • Rocket Kiln 2.0

TRACK THREE – Home Heat:

  • Rocket Mass Heater for Shann-Delier
  • Rumford or Rocket Heater

TRACK FOUR –  Toasty Tooshes:

  • Bun Warmer
  • Puppy Warmer
  • Library Rocket
people cutting metal, welding, making RMH rocket mass heater

TRACK FIVE – Testing and Improving Design:

  • Efficiency/Clean Burn Tests on Existing Appliances
  • Tipi
  • Cottage rocket improvements
people welding and building rocket stoves and lighting rocket mass heaters RMH

TRACK SIX – Rocket Mass Heater Basics

Part of our formal SKIP/PEP1 Program

  • welding
  • metalworking
  • build a J-tube style rocket mass heater
  • build a dakota stove
  • operate various rocket mass heaters and rocket stoves
  • metalworking basics
  • make cob

TRACK SEVEN – SKIP: Skills to Inherit Property

Part of our formal SKIP/PEP1 Program

  • make a bird house, insect hotel, snake and toad habitat
  • make a hugelkultur garden (everyone who wants to can drive the excavator!)
  • hot water bath canning
  • fermenting
  • pickling
  • foraging
  • harvest and eat wild edibles
  • harvest and preserve natural medicine: comfrey poultice, dried mullein leaves, and more! 
  • make public art and branding a location
  • textiles: sewing, darning, crochet, basket weaving, making twine
  • using rocket stoves, rocket ovens, and rocket water heaters

Daily Schedule

7:00am – breakfast
8:00am – summary of the day
8:30am – session 1
10:00am – session 2
noon – lunch
1:00pm – session 3
3:00pm – session 4
5:00pm – cleanup
6:00pm – dinner
7:00pm – evening presentations
9:30pm to 6:30am – quiet time


Chris McClellan


Uncle Mud (aka Chris McClellan) raises free-range, organic children in the wilds of northeast Ohio. Between building things out of mud and junk he writes for Mother Earth News Magazine and teaches simple DIY skills at workshops and fairs.

Kirk Mobert


Kirk (Donkey) Mobert

Kirk is a natural builder who has taught with Cob Cottage Co. and around California for over a decade. Kirk's particular interest in Rocket Stoves and Rocket Mass Heaters is in providing a pathway to super efficient, high technology solutions; with low technology, do it yourself methods. Kirk, also known as Donkey, is the administrator of donkey32.proboards.com, a hotspot for discussion and innovation of all things Rocket Stove.

Kirk mobert's rocket stoves and natural building

Christina Keegan



Christina Keegan organizes mutual aid projects with neighbors in Cleveland, Ohio to meet basic needs, advance housing justice, and advocate for greater community control of decision-making.  Her work as a grant writer, project manager, teacher and builder focuses on developing healthy, affordable housing and community self-reliance. Her tools include rocket mass heaters, natural building, Permaculture and other urban land regeneration practices.

Christiana's rocket oven, cob oven, cob and glass wall

Ray Cirino


Ray Cirino

Ray Cirino is an inventor, happy scientist, permaculturalist, natural builder, cob oven and rocket stove master. As a skilled woodworker, natural builder, welder and artist, Ray teaches young people proven sustainable skills and methods. Having created myriad works of functional architecture rocket stove systems that defy convention, he alters environments to live in accordance with nature. His life's mission is to create self-reliance and peace for everyone.

Ray Cirino dragon rocket stove

Sky Huddleston


Sky Huddleston

Sky Huddleston is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the renewable energy industry and commercializing obscure technologies. Over a decade of combustion system engineering experience including the engineering of diesel engines, aircraft engines, and biomass combustion systems for residential and commercial applications. Extensive experience in mechanical engineering, drafting, and design. He is currently the CEO of Liberator Rocket Heaters, which has the worlds first and only rocket mass heater that is tested and certified to being compliant with UL-1482, ULC-S627, ATSM-E-1509 safety standards, and fully EPA certified.

liberator rocket heaters

Rodney Morgan


Rodney Morgan has a Masters in Sustainability and has been working with energy building energy efficiency and alternate designs for over 15 years. He is a Small Wind installer, CPHC (PHIUS, Passive House), Landfill Manager, Hazcom 40, and Mud Buddie. In short, an overeducated mechanic that enjoys playing in the mud and preserving the planet.

Rodney Morgan's natural building and rocket stove

Paul Wheaton


Paul wheaton in snow

Paul Wheaton, The Duke of Permaculture, is an author, producer, and certified advanced master gardener. He has created hundreds of youtube videos, hundreds of podcasts, multiple DVDs, and written dozens of articles and a book. As the lead mad scientist at Wheaton Labs, he's conducted experiments resulting in rocket stoves and ovens, massive earthworks, solar dehydrators and much more. 

better world book, paul wheaton ted talk, rocket stove and oven DVDs, permaculture cards, World Domination Gardening

Isaac Workman


Isaac Workman

Isaac became interested in Permaculture in his teenage years. After attending a PDC in 2016 he decided this would be a direction he would pursue for his life. Since 2019 Isaac has been pursuing opportunities and projects that allow for learning and practice in natural building, wood working, farming, and videography. Isaac often spends his other time working on sailboats.

Isaac workmans ring, masonry stove, sailboat

Amelia Morgan


Amelia Morgan

Amelia is a lifelong learner who is excited to explore and expand the social aspect of permaculture through edible hospitality! She attended a PDC at Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Ireland in 2018, and has been utilizing many of the great tips and links from the Wheaton Labs network on her 5 awkward mountain acres in North Idaho. She has appreciated teaching from the Weston Price Foundation, and attended a Foundation for Functional Fermented Food in-person seminar, both of which have had a significant influence on her concept of, and preparation of food which she considers to be a creative work in progress.

Amelia's greenhouse garden and wood cookstove


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Note: 80% refund up to two weeks before the event starts. If you are not comfortable with being recorded, please do not attend. Tobacco/drug/vape free campus.

Rocket Mass Heater Innovators Event

October 2nd-10th, 2021

Paul will provide three simple meals a day at no charge, but food is not included with your ticket.  If you have special dietary needs/desires, you might want to bring your own food and use our rocket cook stoves, ovens, solar ovens and other cooking contraptions.

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