19896Re: alcohol stove for hammock backpacker?
- Feb 18, 2009--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Blake Robert <xflagstaff9@...>
>have begun to reduce the weight of my load by going to lighter gear.
> As I reach the age at which every ounce is felt in backpacking---I
The first step was in going to hammock camping. Now, I am considering
leaving behind my faithful Optimus 99 (sob!!!) and using either a fuel
tablet buring Esbit stove or making an alcohol stove.
>Cool little miniature stove-----if you google that title you will see
> The one I am considering is found on several sites with the title
what I am planning to make and hope to carry backpacking. I just have
to figure where one can still find wire coat hangers and get a quarter
handful of fiberglass insulation.
>alcohol stoves made of soft drink cans do not last because the
> But, my real concern is that I found several sites that say that
aluminum can not take the heat too many times---long trail hikers
interviewed say they are lucky if such a stove lasts 500 miles.
>stove lasts---I don't want one that lets me down partway through a hike.
> Now that sounds like quite a bit of use---but, no matter how long a
>is over or does it go straight from useful to gone?
> Has anyone in this forum had experience with this?
> How does such a stove deteriorate? Does it warn you before its use
>Robert in reply to your question I found an alternative to the soda
> R Blake, Flagstaff, AZ
can stove that will last longer, be more robust and just as easy to
make. Check out this YouTube link
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcrW27Leo4w) and it will show you how.
I haven't made one yet, but I will as soon as I find the bottles.
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