15 stoves and not one works for what I want

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by plumberroy, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. plumberroy

    plumberroy Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    So I make something :D I got a condor H2O bottle bag and a GSI space saver cup for Christmas (Do to every one going every where we did christmas early ) I needed something to fit the side pouch on the bag.
    Every thing I have didn't fit to suit me so I made 2 different set ups . My intended pot is the gsi space saver or another stainless cup of the same size. 1st is a twig burner I reduce the size and simplefied a nible will stove. second is a popcan alcohol set made from the 7.5 oz cans both have been tested and boil water . A lot of my hunting trips end up with me setting on a log drinking hot tea watching nature. :D
    Roy
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  2. averageiowaguy

    averageiowaguy

    Mar 22, 2011
    Alcohol stoves are a pleasure to make and operate. The design you are using is a lot of fun. I like your potholder. Also the wind screen is a great idea if you use one outdoors. I have a little trouble using these in the cold though. I am sure I'm doing something wrong.
     
  3. plumberroy

    plumberroy Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Cut a piece of silicone potholder to put under so the cold doesn't wick away the heat and stop the alcohol from vaporizing properly
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  4. Claudiasboris

    Claudiasboris

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    Aug 23, 2010
    Nice lightweight bits of kit. Always better when it's something you made yourself, well done.

    I must admit, I tried making the alcohol burners but failed miserably. Everyone talks about how easy they are to make too. Guess I'm just engineering-challenged. Or cack-handed.
     
  5. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.) Gold Member

    Oct 9, 1998
    Make a Supercat stove. That really is easy to make. All you have to do is make holes in a soft aluminum can.
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  6. Foilist

    Foilist

    Dec 20, 2004
    I love my "supercat." I made mine from a can of diced green chiles from the Mex. food aisle. It is slightly bigger and heavier than a cat food can.

    I am hoping for one of those Condor pouches too but I'll probably have to get it myself.
     
  7. plumberroy

    plumberroy Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    I made and have been playing with/testing one today
     
  8. Foilist

    Foilist

    Dec 20, 2004
    On my first Supercat, I made the holes too low. The damn thing would run dry just before the water boiled - D'oh!
     

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