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Rod describes his smokehouse:

I made mine out of an old swing set that has been sitting around here for ever and some 1/4" plywood that someone gave me a long time ago. I used the plywood to block in the ends (punched holes with screwdriver and tied it to the swingset tubeing). Then I threw 2 10'X12' plastic tarps over the whole thing and tied them down. I use an old electric smoker to make the smoke.

My electric smoker is meant to barbeque food while giving it a smoke flavor. It has an electric coil in the bottom that glows red when it is plugged in and some stones to protect the steel bottom from the heat. As long as the whole thing is put together it makes plenty of smoke but if you just leave the top off a little you risk a fire and cooked skins.

(Mac agreed that an electric smoker works really well)

Jane's tips for the nomad:

Being rather nomadic, weight is a consideration. I built an oversized garment bag of canvas and pvc pipe (the small stuff), and hung it from a tripod of tipi poles, ran smoke to the bottom from a stove. It worked great.

 

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