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Announcing the Nomad stove

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Wheeler44, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Hello fellow NWFA preppers...

    I spent the last few months perfecting the design of my little cook stoves...

    Weighing just 8 oz. this stove will boil a quart of water and keep it simmering for up to 30 minutes with one 2 oz. load of biomass (twigs, sticks, pellets, wood scrap, etc.)

    It folds into a compact 3" x 6" for transport and storage.

    Made of stainless steel for a lifetime of use.

    Wet wood? no problem...just find a little dry wood (under fallen trees ,etc) and the stove will dry the rest of the fuel by placing the fuel under the stove during combustion.

    Please visit www.PrepPac.net for more information.

    Thanks,

    Wheeler44
     
  2. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Oh, that's sweet looking. Well done ole' bean!

    In your opinion what is the preferred fuel that you would take with you on a 3 or 4 day outing?

    -d
     
  3. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Thank you..

    I take a small ziplock bag with wood pellets (either animal bedding or pellet stove pellets) and only use them when I can't find dry wood...It really uses small twigs (pencil sized diameter and smaller) well.. A little pitch (from a tree) for starter and you're 10 minutes to a warm belly or purified water (as much as boiling alone can purify anyway)

    Thanks for looking and please feel free to ask anymore questions.
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Alrighty...this looks like a neat little stove for overnight kayak trips. A few quick questions.

    1.) Regarding the heat shield, presumably it wraps around the stove for storage?

    2.) On the home page you show a little carry pouch. Is this included; if not, can it be ordered from you?

    That's about it. Thanks Sir.

    Keith
     
  5. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Small, compact and ultralight weight..Perfect for kayaking..
    On the base model the heat shield actually fits inside the combustion chamber for storage/transport..The legs rotate inward and the pot support holds the shield securely inside.
    The pouch is a magazine bag for the FN FAL (L1A1) from British pattern 1958 web gear..available at Andy and Bax for about $5.00.

    We are working on a similar, lighter weight bag with "modern" attachment points.
    Thanks for the interest...
    ***EDIT TO ADD***
    Thanks every body ..I consolidated the current questions from below and added them here.


    Decker..We are just receiving canisters and pots for final evaluation.The stove works well with just about any camping type pot though..
    Please check back. We will be offering complete "kits" including carry bags..They should be available this week.


    HN.. It stows into a light 3"x6" drawstring bag ..But it burns completely to ash residue that is easily "knocked out" before stowing .



    jimwsea..I'll add pics of the v.75 this evening or in the AM


    The research facility mentioned in the article "Aprovecho" is where I went and had my stove tested..I will have full test results soon....Dean Still and the rest of the staff there really know a lot about stoves and design and build some neat stoves and the equipment to test them.
    The Nomad stove rated excellent in all categories of testing...Producing 1kw of "fire power" using only 60g. to boil and simmer...


    That's a great concept..The Nomad is much simpler, producing similar results with no moving parts in much more compact and lightweight package. Nomad won't charge batteries, but it is available for $39.95 +s&h..




    And repied to.. all issues resolved ..Thank you

    W44
     
  6. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Hey W44, in the picture on the main page there's a few other goodies aside from the carry pouch... looks like a canister of some sort sitting on top of the stove base and a few things to the side. What all comes with the stove?

    Also, do you have an eta on the carry bag?

    -d
     
  7. HalfNutz

    HalfNutz Kirkland (Juanita) Member

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    Looks pretty neat!

    How do you keep the combustion residue/char out of the rest of the unit and your pack during transport after use?
     
  8. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Is there a picture of the lighter v.75?
     
  9. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Cool stove.

    There was an interesting article in the New Yorker last year about the competition to build super-efficient, non-polluting home stoves for third world countries. Of course, same stoves would also be ideal for folks with rural properties who want to live off grid, consuming as little fuel as possible without making much smoke.

    The full article is print only but there are some pointers at http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2009/12/the-perfect-stove.html

    Here is a video of the Biolite stove that drives an electric fan from the fire to supercharge the heat. You can even use it to charge electronic devices via USB. It's not commercially available yet.

    http://biolitestove.com/BioLite_in_60_Seconds.html
     
  10. Nethiker

    Nethiker Montana New Member

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    Great looking stove and just what I had been looking for. I am unable to complete a purchase on your website however. Email sent.
     
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    Nethiker Montana New Member

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    Received my Nomad. Great little stove. Much smaller than I was expecting. Thanks.

    - Greg
     
  12. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Thanks Greg..and thanks for the order.
    Please let us know how it works for you..

    W44
     
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    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Trying to gauge size...what's the "largest" pot that you put on there and have it be stable and/or boil the water?

    Looks like an ingenious design, nicely down...and the cost is spot on too!
     
  14. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    The combustion chamber is about 2-3/4" in diameter and about 3-3/4" tall. The wind screen is 4" dia.x4" tall..
    View attachment 13271 shown with "scout" type mess kit.
    The v1.0 is a sturdy little stove..I have boiled 2.5 liters in a one gallon pail..That requires pretty constant tending of the fire though..

    One liter of water in a 2 liter pot is about the largest on one handful of fuel..

    Thank you..I enjoyed designing it..almost as much as I enjoy cooking with it.
     
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    nixuser nw Member

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    is this unit made of alunimum or stainless steel ?
     
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    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    The combustion chamber, legs, bands and connectors are all stainless steel. The windscreen is aluminum.
     
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    nixuser nw Member

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    when will this one be avaliable ? compact Model Camp Stove

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    • 35% smaller than prototype stove
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    • Weighs 15 ounces
     
  18. waldoz

    waldoz Battle Ground Member

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    I am thinking of this for back up stove after the propane runs out. My question is how much pellets fit in the bottom and how much do they weigh? From what it looked like about a cup or so? Burn time for the pellets varies im sure but what is the average? The reason I am asking this, is I can go buy a 60 pound bag of pellets and I am wondering how many single loads your stove will take per 60 pound bag over a long period of time.

    Looked at the stove on sat and build quality looks good. :)

    Thanks for any info you can supply on this. :thumbup:
     
  19. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    The stove holds about 2 oz. of fuel (one handful)
    2 oz of fuel will gasify (burn with a dancing flame) for about 15 minutes. It will then simmer on the coals for up to another 1/2 hour.
    By my reckoning 60Lbs. = 480 loads of fuel. I have calculated cost of pellets (locally $5.00 per 40Lb.) at about $00.018 (about .02 cents) per boil/simmer cycle..

    Thanks..

    You are welcome..And thank you for the inquiry.

    W44