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Camp Stoves

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Offline bdann

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2008, 10:23:07 AM »
Nice flame there bdann.  Looks like you spent more time on yours that I did.  I found a lot of designs that got fancier and fancier.  Having two young kids at home pretty much eliminates free time for me so I was looking for the simplest, fastest design that would get the job done.  If I had more time, though, I would look into the more aesthetic DIY stoves.

yea, i actually have approximately 48 hours left with free time.  :icon_lol: 

quick to make these things though, takes about 10 minutes. 

WATER, It does a body good.

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Offline Vince T

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2008, 10:26:23 AM »
Unorthodox, but here is a video of the "toilet paper heater"...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0WGNYqGWK4w

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2008, 12:02:21 PM »
You guys can also get and eat MRE's Cold or with heat tablet, not great but beats the crap out of 1960 era military food.  :vomit:

I often eat cold meals.  When I'm on a trip with myself of the guys food is just fuel to me.  My motivation for trying this was I am flying to a camping trip with the family and the family likes warm food if possible.

yea, i actually have approximately 48 hours left with free time.  :icon_lol: 
Wow, I remember that last few days before my first kid came.  Talk about a complete change of life.  You should drink a few extra beers to enjoy the closing of the no-child chapter of your life.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2008, 12:04:16 PM by randell »
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Offline LandCruisers4Life

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #63 on: May 14, 2008, 01:07:53 PM »
Unorthodox, but here is a video of the "toilet paper heater"...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0WGNYqGWK4w

Basically the same thing...... However we found that removing the roll tube and closing the center made the TP last longer as a wick. Also, we covered the TP with grain alcohol, not just soaked it. Works fairly well for cheap  :icon_wink:

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #64 on: May 14, 2008, 07:29:41 PM »
Here are the two I built that actually work well.
They are essentially the same, but one is taller than the other.  The windscreens are just cut down coffee cans with vent holes drilled, they double as a pot support. 




Here's the larger one in acton:


I'm going to try these out later this summer on the trail.

Very nice homemade stoves bdann! :eusa_clap:
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #65 on: May 14, 2008, 07:38:05 PM »
Doesn't get more lightweight than a Super Cat. Pretty easy to use, just pour a little fuel in and light. Of course, it's pretty much just good for boiling water. Denatured alcohol is the fuel of choice and very easy to find.
http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/SuperCat/index.html

I spent some time drilling 30 holes in a 3oz tuna can and it boiled water in 10 minutes using denatured alcohol.



Then I decided to try an empty 14 oz black bean can I found in the recycle bin.  I didn't drill in this one, I just punched a random number of holes in it with a church-key bottle opener.  It took 75% less time to finish and it boiled water in 4 minutes flat. 






I think this will be my stove the next time I fly to camp since I can't take a stove or fuel on the plane.  I can just take a can and stop by the hardware store for alcohol on the way to camp.

Nice work randell.  :eusa_clap: I love the pic from above of the fuel vaporizing and being drawn through the holes.
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #66 on: May 21, 2008, 10:12:48 PM »

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Offline LandCruisers4Life

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #67 on: May 22, 2008, 02:18:40 AM »
The Coleman 533 stove is a pretty nice little stove. It works good. I found a YouTube on it.... this guy doesn't know enough about it though so he had some small problems. First pressurization should be 25-30 pumps.... I think I counted 9 is what he did. Anyway, here it is... this guy's a hoot.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=87MSbBpDSiM

Funny Scottish guy..... haha

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NLMw-vqjbKc&feature=related


This next one is on my list to buy. I had researched newer lighter stoves for a while and I came to the conclusion that the Primus Omni-Fuel was my next stove for lighter trips ....

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tdja7UCIt0Y




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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2008, 01:55:47 PM »
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #70 on: May 22, 2008, 08:28:53 PM »

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Offline Peach

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #71 on: May 22, 2008, 10:50:37 PM »
That looks seriously like my mishap    :willynilly:

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #72 on: May 22, 2008, 10:55:15 PM »
That looks seriously like my mishap    :willynilly:
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Offline Peach

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #73 on: June 09, 2008, 10:48:11 PM »
I have another camp stove and NO I did not blow it up! :rolling:

I just HAD to order the White Box alcohol stove and I LOVE this stove. I tested it out this evening when I got home. 

This is such an easy stove to use. I used about an ounce of fuel (denatured alcohol), let it burn full blast and then boiled about a pint of water in one of the pots from my MSR mess kit (teflon pot). The water boiled in less than five minutes and the stove burnt itself out at about 8 minutes. I think I may have waited too long before putting the pot of water on the stove because it did seem to burn out quickly.

I'm going to try some of my other pots on it this weekend and see how it goes (and try not to blow anything up).

I love my whisperlite but this stove has definitely topped the whisperlite in my eyes. :icon_cool:

 


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