[Hammock Camping] Re: alcohol stove for hammock backpacker?
- I love the Starlyte. You can't beat its fuel efficiency and it works
great even in sub zero temps, few alcohol stoves do.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Blake Robert <xflagstaff9@...>
>instructions you get if you google Starlyte Knockoff. There is a set
> Thank you PT.
> I ended up going with a homemade Starlyte stove as per the
of three videos about this.
>plastic window and put a stainless steel screen disk in the lid-they
> You take a 2" diameter wedding favor tin-remove the transparent
come in a perfect size to dome up. Then, you cut a larger than 2"
diamter of fiberglass cloth-place this on top of-and, partially around
a wad of pink fiberglass insulation and place that in the wedding tin
bottom smoothing the cloth so it is an even layer under the screen
when you place the lid back on.
>cup stand/stove. This is a lightweight "ring" that fits under a
> This makes a great stove and I found it works great with a canteen
military canteen cup-with the same shape-in fact, the cup fits around
the base of a military canteen and the reversed cup stand fits around
the cup-so the whole assembly takes up only about 2-3% more volume
than the canteen alone.
>it going-attach the stove/stand under the cup and place the assembly
> When used as a stove/stand-you place the Starlyte on the ground-get
over the flame. The stand/stove has holes for ventilation.
>much material as you need. The smallest fiberglass cloth I found was 8
> My main complaint about this design is you have to buy many times as
sq. feet at Walmart---admitedly only about $4.50. I found the wedding
tins at Michaels (arts & crafts) and had to buy 30!!!! The stainless
steel disks I got via ebay and had to buy 25!!!! You are supposed to
use pink insulation (no webstite says why yellow won't do) and my
insulation is yellow so I had to buy some.
>with excess wedding tins left after I run out of stainless steel
> So, I ended up with enough materials to build 25 of these stoves
disks-not to mention fiberglass cloth and insulation.
>Starlyte Knockoff and also try: Starlyte alcohol stove.
> But, I like the design and I am glad I made it!!!!!
> For those interested in this-google the web with search terms:
>insulation holds the alcohol in if the stove is tipped.
> The finnished stove weighs about 1/3rd of an ounce and the
>mine extras out at Flagstaff Hiking Club potlucks as door prizes.
> I recommend these even if you are stuck with too many. I may give