With the can on top holding water, the soot became more obvious. The heat could have been better contained with a windscreen added, and lid, but this morning it was all about how long the fuel would last.
This is totally doable and survival mode. My next adventure is building an oven to use with this fuel system. It will have a much broader base, and be insulated.
Its a great challenge, building up the soil, adding our own compost and not having any dirt hauled in.
I wouldn't have it any other way!