Cool New Thing Everyone is doing... or at least I am

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Iansstud, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Iansstud

    Iansstud
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    so the other day I was browzin the interweb... and came by here... I was instantly turned on to this Idea after spending alot of time trying to find a stove on ebay... I wanted something that I could cook food/ boil water with out a ton of smoke/Fire.

    I tried it, and It works GREAT!!! you should try it!!!

    here is are more ideas/ designs
    and here

    Word to the wise...... DO NOT USE WHITE GAS!! (my 1st one melted) dont use Iso Alc. only use "marine fuel alcohol" or denatured alcohol.. just a side note
     
  2. aflineman

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    I use HEET in mine. The yellow bottles that you pour into your gas tank to dry it and your fuel lines out.
     
  3. chase

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    Yeah that design has been around for a while. Its a great option for ultra light hikers and backpackers. Its cheap and you cant beat the weight.
     
  4. Andy

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    A friend of mine and I brought a full can (or 24) of beer with us camping and a while back and made a project out of it with our leathermans. If I remember correctly you need two cans per stove.

    Anyway, it worked great.

    Someone came out with a commercial titanium version too:
     
  5. coctailer

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    Cool idea. I like the titanium one also.

    Silly question, btu what kind of booze will work if there isn't any Iso Alc around?

    I mean common booze like whiskey, Vodka, or Rum, not Everclear.
     
  6. Iansstud

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    dont use Iso alcohol, however everclear, and bacardi 151 will work the higher the % the better, the lower the % the more water/ other stuff, but denatured alcohol works best for the $$$$$$$$

    just buy/bring a quart of denatured alcohol with you and you should be set for a while!!! I pour like 1.5oz in my burner and it goes for about 15-20min or more, and can boil a quart of water in a few min.

    I would also recoment a wind shield.
     
  7. durango#95

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    Thanks! I would have never known about these w/o this thread:thumbup:
    I'm off to cut up a can now:)
     
  8. littlecars

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    this is cool. I have never sean one of these before. I am going to biuld one tonight
     
  9. treemanx

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    Thanks, very neat idea!
     
  10. greenLED

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    Just a couple of mine:

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    I'm particularly fond of the one on the right; I used no epoxy or other sealant for that one.

    On the store-bought front, I also have a Triangia one - really nice. I had a collapsible titanium one (forget the brand) but it was poorly assembled; the legs were welded on crooked, so anything you put on top of it would be crooked as well. I checked the store and all of them looked the same. No thanks, I'll stick to my home-made ones.
     

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