Re: OT- DIY Wood Burning Backpacking Stove
- Hi Ray,
There have been a number of discussions about wood burning stoves on
the Backpacking Light discussion group, with quite a number of people
taking stabs at making their own, Shane Steinkamp being a notable
Personally I have been most interested in the Inverted Downdraft
Gasifier stove. See some examples here:
Here's an explanation:
http://journeytoforever.org/teststove.html (the central ventilating
tube down the center of this one might answer your drafting problem)
This is the US patent office's description of the now defunct BushBuddy
Then there's this simple contraption: The Trailstove:
Hope this can give you some ideas to work with.
On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 06:01 PM,
> Message: 2• ~
> Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 15:28:54 -0000
> From: "Ray Garlington" <rgarling@...>
> Subject: off topic -- diy wood burning backpacking stove
> When hammockcamping, we all cook & eat so I'd like to call your
> attention to Rick's (aka geoflyfisher) wood burning, backpacking
> stove. The design is very clean and easy to build. Take a look:
> I was inspired by the announcement of the early version of Rick's
> stove and started burning up stuff out on the patio, much to my
> wife's chagrin. For the last month or so, I've been smelling of
> smoke. My stove design has gone in a slightly different direction
> (no fan) but is not yet ready for prime time. I'm trying for a wood-
> gas, batch loaded stove weighing about 5 oz that is sufficient to
> boil 1 quart and hold a simmer for about 10 minutes. My current
> problem is if I batch load, it takes about 3 minutes before it burns
> clean. I need a way to increase the draft temporarily during firing.
> I might give up and just use Rick's design.
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> Personally I have been most interested in the Inverted DowndraftYes, me too. This is what I am shooting for, since it lends itself
> Gasifier stove.
to a relatively-compact vertical package.
> http://journeytoforever.org/teststove.html (the centralventilating
> tube down the center of this one might answer your drafting problem)I had not seen this link before. It is very interesting and is in
the same vein as what I am trying. Yesterday I had very good success
forcing all the primary air through a relatively small central air
hole in the burner assembly.
> This is the US patent office's description of the now defunctBushBuddy Stove:
Note to others trying to look at this patent: just go to the patent
office site (http://patft.uspto.gov) and look up patent #5842463 It
is very surprising that this patent was issued. The processes
associated with wood gassification have been known far before 1998. I
think you can find prior art for all his claims.
> Hope this can give you some ideas to work with.Thanks Miguel. Very interesting stuff. I continue to make progress
and should be able to get a fairly good example going soon.