I don't read the hand fired stoves section all that much because I use a "girlie man" stove and don't know much at all about a hand fired. But I did find the video interesting because I have never seen a hand fired tended to before. I have thought many times about picking up a used one to put in just in case the power goes out, but thats something I don't think I'll do just because of the cost of stove and having to keep whatever type of coal it uses on hand. Power doesn't usually go down for all that long anyway. Cheaper for me to pickup a UPS and a couple deep cycle batts. to power stove until power is back up. Now I see why they call them a "manly man" stove. I guess if your in an area that is prone to frequent or extended outages they would be the cats %@#. Thanks for posting the video so that others can see whats really involved in running one of these.