Re: [Hammock Camping] Silk Hammocks
- Hi wood burners,
My dual fuel stove is pretty light and gets the job done. It's
similar to Rick's coffee can wood stove but uses a 10 oz chix can
with 9 air holes around the bottom. It contains the wood fire under
and holds my water pot. I use my platypus drinking tube for a
bellows. The can and coat hanger wires weigh 1.8 oz. A small pleated
piece of heavy foil(1gm) holds an esbit tab closer to the pan and I
put the short ends of the wires in the rim holes so there is a small
air gap at top(won't burn without)and pan is close enough to esbit.
Wood fire for supper and esbit for breakfast or in the rain. A 5 oz
chicken can or 6oz COS salmon can stove weighs 1.1 oz and is just
the right size for a 26oz beer can pot. Cans do rust and on a long
hike might need to be replaced periodically.
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> --- In email@example.com, "Ray Garlington"stoves.
> <rgarling@y...> wrote:
> > > I am going back to the small wood stove I made a few
> > > years ago and see if I can up-grade the basic design
> > > idea.
> > be sure to take a look at Rick's web page about his wood
> > had some really good ideas. I shouldn't admit this, but I have
> > purchased a JetBoil.
> I've caught the woodstove bug as well. It turns out that there's
> small army of people out in the world working on how to makecheap,
> efficient wood/biomass-fueled stoves, mostly for the third-worldcome
> poor. Huge amounts of info on the net too--lots of calculations
> already worked out, plans, etcetera. The trick for backpackers is
> getting the weight down while retaining the efficiency. (If I
> up with anything I'll put it online.) Anyone have any
> recommendations as to which stove list/forum is the best?
> Doug Frost
- about 6 years ago i arrived in oregon with the screw-on (propane butane) stove but the KOA didn't carry them and i had to drive around portland til i finally found an outfitters.
so i jumped when sportsmansguide had an alcohol and a wood-burning stove at really cheap prices. but, true to most of their stuff, lightweight is not a feature.
the alcohol is a cute little cup with a lid - the legs twist out - and it comes in a "leather" bag/
the wood one is really neat since it folds flat like a narrow paperback and also has a bag... i believe both have "loops" so you can hang onto belt or pack.
but i haven't had to use them...and am concerned about availability of denatured alcohol...I will take them on my next fly 'n camp trip, where weight is not an issue.
i tried a brief google but couldn't find them...i'm going kayak camping next weekend so i'll take them along to try them out.
Bill Fornshell <bfornshell@...> wrote:
My old wood stove weighs 6.5oz. I am working on a new
design with some different materials and the new stove
should weigh a little less. The 6.5oz weight does not
count the battery for the small fan I use. I also use
the battery for my LED.
My wood stove's like my new alcohol stoves are
designed to use modern combustion theory and
Bill in Texas
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>and am concerned about availability of denatured alcohol...