Anyone using manure fire logs?

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Cabin Lady, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Cabin Lady

    Cabin Lady Monkey

    I'm using wood for my wood stove but in the summer I started making manure logs to burn. I tried it out and it does work as long my stove is already hot. I plan on making lots of manure logs next spring because this year I started too late. They have to dry 6 weeks. I have3 horses so lots of poop. Lol. Like to reuse it besides putting it in my gardens.
    Anyone else does this?
  2. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    So, buffalo or cow chips, they really do burn? Cool. (Not much of a cowboy, here, aside from what I picked up from watching Bonanza and Gunsmoke. :D )
  3. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I have seen in India where they scrape up the cow dung and throw it against the wall and let it dry and then craps it off and cook with it also buffalo dung was used a lot in the west.
  4. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    How do you make the logs? I would think you could just use the horse biscuits.
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  5. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Here are some pictures




  6. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    I would definitely hire out this work. Definitely.
  7. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    You could also make methane gas out of it in a plastic 55 gallon drum and have a tractor intertube to hold the gas and burn it off in a gas stove.
  8. Cabin Lady

    Cabin Lady Monkey

    I could do that but it's hard to stack when drying. I use a loaf pan. Put manure in and press moisture out. Then turn the pan over on a shelve or sheet and tap it out. Then dry it for 6 weeks.

    Yes I could do that but I'm not handy for stuff like that. Lol
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  9. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I bet your handyer than you think
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  10. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    Smart thinking
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  11. Cabin Lady

    Cabin Lady Monkey

    Maybe more a necessity. Have to get rid of all that manure somehow. A lot goes to powder in a hot summer but still lots left. Better put it to use and cut down my wood bill. :)
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  12. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd the immortal words of George Carlin; "could be meat, could be cake!"

    I think I'll stick to composting the manure of our 5 dogs tho...great for the decorative gardens...not so much for edibles or my wood burner. ;)
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  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Remember the green mosquito coils you bought at the drive in theater?
    Cow manure baby!
  14. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    cowpies never seemed to burn very well nor to stay together after the M80 and the long fuse (ahhh, lazy summer days of youth long ago)
  15. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Mix it with clay, and you have traditional European dry wall...
  16. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    That's how they in Haiti.
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  17. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Efficient Cooking Stove fueled by Cow Dung - Appropedia: The sustainability wiki

    Dry animal dung fuel - Wikipedia

    Improved Cook Stove

    It's NOT cow sh!'s "agro-residue". Come on here people, this is the 21st Cen....Oh, wait.

    Come to think of it further - yeah, it's just cow .eerrrr, dung. Does burn smoke free....

    I did some serious research for use of animal (ruminant) dung for cooking in the soon (OK, eventually) to come book, Roll Call : Valley of Death. Just as "buffalo chips" featured predominantly in the expansion out West n early US history, dung-powered cooking is a fact of life for many world-wide.
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  18. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    I've cooked a few times over moo-poop. Dry definitely works best.
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  19. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

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