19898Re: alcohol stove for hammock backpacker?
- Feb 19, 2009Just another place you might want to read is on the
www.linvillegorge.net <http://www.linvillegorge.net> website under Gear
we've been discussing Stoves
<http://www.linvillegorge.net/smf/index.php?topic=416.0> there and
I've been playing around with several designs and one purchased version
from www.whitebox.com <http://www.whitebox.com>
Also on the Hammock Forums <http://hammockforums.net/> there are more
discussions of alcohol stoves
Sorry if I've just repeated a bunch of links everyone has already known
about ... new to this group.
--- In email@example.com, "no_p55" <6thomsons@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Blake Robert xflagstaff9@
> > As I reach the age at which every ounce is felt in backpacking---I
> have begun to reduce the weight of my load by going to lighter gear.
> 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.
> > The one I am considering is found on several sites with the title
> Cool little miniature stove-----if you google that title you will see
> 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.
> > But, my real concern is that I found several sites that say that
> alcohol stoves made of soft drink cans do not last because the
> aluminum can not take the heat too many times---long trail hikers
> interviewed say they are lucky if such a stove lasts 500 miles.
> > Now that sounds like quite a bit of use---but, no matter how long a
> stove lasts---I don't want one that lets me down partway through a
> > Has anyone in this forum had experience with this?
> > How does such a stove deteriorate? Does it warn you before its use
> is over or does it go straight from useful to gone?
> > R Blake, Flagstaff, AZ
> Robert in reply to your question I found an alternative to the soda
> 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.
> Happy camping
> P Thomson
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