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Old 02-20-13, 03:19 PM
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best can stoves?

if ya dont know what can stoves are .they are amde from old beer cans pepsi cans etc etc and you can cook on them .,.OK for those who know what it is whats ya fav im looking for easy ones that have decent btus
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Old 02-20-13, 03:21 PM
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I haven't gotten to test mine out yet, but it seems pretty good and only took 15 minutes maybe. It's been too long since I've been camping!
Pretty sure this is the one.
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Old 02-20-13, 05:15 PM
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i tryied that design i must of did it wrong
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Old 02-20-13, 06:23 PM
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I carry a Zelph stoveworks Starlyte. Works great, super light, well made, super cheap.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/starlyte-stove.php
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I used to use tealight candles on a wire frame, worked out pretty well.
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Old 02-21-13, 09:28 AM
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I did the Gap and C&O with a venom energy drink can stove...worked great. I am posting a vid to give an idea of what it is. I didn't use a hacksaw...used a razor knife blade inserted in a book as a cutting guide and then cut it with the knife. I also sanded all of the finish off so it looked nice, no pics as my buddy is taking it on a trip right now.

The basic idea is at 20 sec in the vid
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That looks great. Looks like it'd be kind of difficult to find a can of that type though.
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Old 02-21-13, 09:37 AM
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Alcohol stoves have been favorites for AT thru-hikers for a few years. They can usually find fuel for them pretty easily on the trail and therefore don't need to carry much. They do have a tendency to spill and ignite fuel, so many of the local shelters have installed metal plates on the picnic tables to prevent them from catching fire.
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Old 02-22-13, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
Alcohol stoves have been favorites for AT thru-hikers for a few years. They can usually find fuel for them pretty easily on the trail and therefore don't need to carry much. They do have a tendency to spill and ignite fuel, so many of the local shelters have installed metal plates on the picnic tables to prevent them from catching fire.
The StarLyte stove I mentioned above uses a fiberglass insulation to absorb the fuel; once it's filled, it stays filled and will not spill. There's an updated version of this stove with a lid that will let you keep the fuel in the stove without evaporating if you overfill it. I've put together a nice bit of kit using a titanium cook stove with fry pan lid, a windscreen that fits perfectly inside for storage, and a double wall titanium mug that fits inside of that (not for cooking!), and the stove with a simmer attachment (cat food can w/ holes) and matches stored in a cardboard mailing tube with plastic top/bottom inside of the double-wall mug. I also carry a squeeze bottle that lets you squeeze up to 1/2 ounce of fuel into a separate area of the bottle for easy measuring and dispensing. A very lightweight, durable system.
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
if ya dont know what can stoves are .they are amde from old beer cans pepsi cans etc etc and you can cook on them .,.OK for those who know what it is whats ya fav im looking for easy ones that have decent btus
I have one similar to this and use it heavily --> http://www.antigravitygear.com/antig...stove.-sethtml . I've bought a few things from that company and have been happy with their service.
My Dad used a pepsi can stove while through-hiking the AT and never had any problems. You should absolutely try it out a few times before taking it on a trip. You need to be able to judge the amount of fuel required for a certain cook (there is no putting the stove out until all the fuel burns away).

I would buy one instead of building one... IMO it's not worth having your stove fail out in the woods because you didn't crimp something perfectly.

I would also strongly recommend an insulated pot or (freeze dried) bag cozy. No more simmering for 45 minutes, just drop it in the pot, close the cozy, and let it sit for 45m. The cozy will keep the heat in and keep it cooking.
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Old 02-24-13, 07:12 AM
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When I was a kid, lots of people rolled their own smokes, and bought their tobacco in cans with screw on lids. We made can stoves by cutting a strip from a cardboard box, just wide enough to fit in the can when loosely rolled up. We would then melt paraffin wax and pour it in, filling the can to the point where there was just a little bit of the cardboard sticking out.
BTUs? Heck yeah, we had BTUs.
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look up super catstove . You can make it with a hole punch and a cat food or potted meat can. I have a condor H2O pouch that holds a nalgene 1 liter bottle a GSI space saver stainless mug and a silicone folding cup in the main compartment . I carry a catstove, a small bottle of alcohol, aluminumn foil for a wind screen and a small piece cut from a silicone pot holder for the stove to set on in the side pouch. I have a small pouch that attaches to the molle strapping on the main bag that has tea, sugar and creamer . If I am on a bike I can use the water bottle in the bottle cage leave out the nalgene bottle and stash crackers, cheese, almonds, jerky , etc in the bag
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Old 02-24-13, 11:14 AM
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well i stink at makeing em so im going to buy this 1 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
well i stink at makeing em so im going to buy this 1 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
I have an old trangia 27 stove that is my favorite stove The home made stoves work for boiling water to pour into freeze dried meals or making tea, instant oats ,grits and such but a trangia burner is way better than any homemade stove I have tried (I have made hundreds)
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Old 02-24-13, 01:42 PM
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cool great to hear some good feedback on it
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Check out the vargo ti alcohol stove before you buy the trangia, but that's a good choice too.
And speaking of Vargo, I never leave home without my collapsible chopstix.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-35L_xdtQE

I made this with 16 1/16" holes. Boils 2 cups of cool tap water in < 5mins using less than an oz of denatured alcohol...
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