Alcohol Stoves

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by ShadyRascal, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. slyeager

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  2. drbike

    drbike Been here awhile

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    Up in Canada the right stuff is everywhere. Any gas station has good old Canadian gas line antifreeze, Canadian tire has their own brand, it will come on sale in season six for a 1.49. I have also bought it at home hardware and home depot has it in the paint department. The right stuff can also be found a MEC in 1 liter containers or Napa can get it in 4 liter jugs. I suspect fondue fuel would also work but I have never tried it. Stick with any denatured alcohol, or methyl alcohol and I think you would be fine. :1drink no drinkeeeee



    IMHO this type of stove is great. I have used one similar for 4 seasons and it always works, there is nothing to break. I have never had a multi fuel stove last me for over 3 months without needing repair, I have tried MSR, Brutton and others over the years. They do indeed use more fuel but it seems like its always easy to get for me the fact they work sort of out weights the grief in getting more fuel. Someone compared it to a single burner Colman stove. I actually bought one on a trip 5 years ago when my last rendition of the MSR multi fuel died. It stood up well to road abuse but actually wore a hole through my saddle bag, sort of like a brick. I only wish they sold beer in the funky aluminum bottles in Canada.
  3. sam104535

    sam104535 Been here awhile

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    Thanks a lot drbike and slyeager for the info. I will test it tomorrow.
  4. Ribsauce

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    Can you heat a can of baked beans or chili directly on one of these? Which would be better?
  5. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Yes, but cut the lid off first! Either one will work, but for that I might use a simmer. Also, pull the paper label off so it doesn't burn. On the first page of this thread you'll see a tin can sitting right on the stove.
  6. Ribsauce

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    Do you mean the tin coffee mug? I was looking for a can of Bush's or something. Doesn't matter either way, I am ordering a simmer stove for sure as soon as I get this paypal I am waiting on from someone.
  7. rruugger

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    Question.....kinda related, read a thread once upon a time bout a guy that traveled with a can of stew, olive oil and a frozen game hen. Ate the stew first night and fryed the thawed bird the next. Any ideas where I could find this thread?
  8. Mike92

    Mike92 Been here awhile

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    I think the chili would be better!
  9. froden

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    Mine arrived today - they look marvellous! Thanks for excellent and speedy service, ShadyRascal!
  10. slyeager

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    Got mine in. Thanks for the fast shipment!!!!!!
  11. froden

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    Just tried mine with denatured alcohol (something called "red spirits" here - couldn't find Heet, and I don't know what the equivalent is). The flames were a little too high for my liking (the fuel nearly boiled and almost had me worried about my kitchen fan), and the pot got a little black around the edges.

    But the stove worked like a charm! 1oz of fuel heated a 900g tin of lapskaus in no time, and still had several minutes left burning.

    I will try to find a fuel that burns a little less violently, I think. I've heard that mixing ~10% of water with the denatured alcohol helps a bit with the soot (and possibly also with the flames?), so I'll try that next.

    Thanks again, ShadyRascal!
  12. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    I have tried several fuels, and the Heet was always the best as far as flame height and perfectly clean burn. But, sometimes you might not be able to find it and the key there is to look for actual Methyl Alcohol which is a little different than isopropyl or denatured alcohol.

    Thanks,
    SR :D
  13. MrSandman818

    MrSandman818 INaVANdownBYtheRIVER

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    Pretty slick dude. Too bad I went crazy at REI this weekend otherwise id snag it.
  14. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    You owe it to yourself. Hell, it's only the cost of a decent margarita in your neck of the woods. :1drink
  15. Ribsauce

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    haha true although I do love my baked beans. I bought a camp mess kit today so I bought both stoves just now. Can't wait to use them
  16. xymotic

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    Sounds like Larryboy, check this RR or others in his sig
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509682
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    Xymotic, Not the one I was looking for.....but just burned 'bout an hour read'n his thread anyway :lol3 Thanks dood.
  18. WOLVERINE

    WOLVERINE Keep her pinned!

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    That's funny cause I bought Heet at both stores and it's in the same place as their Gasline antifreeze, which also works in the 6 pack ( Black bottle with Blue/white label) and the 1st Aid instructions on the back says it contains Methyl Alcohol.

    I tried the Chili and didn't take the paper/label off and it worked great. Boiled it in less then 4 minutes ( Exact time I don't remember), but it was less...
    Love My stove....:clap
  19. Davethestick

    Davethestick Registered Rider

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    Just got my Stove in the Mail, Fast shipping!

    The Quality of this thing is amazing especially considering its price. I cant wait to give it a try.

    Thanks again! :freaky
  20. Scoutman

    Scoutman Master of Ale

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    Just placed an order for both stoves. I was going to make one myself, but the sunny weekend requires I ride and not work. Looking forward to using them down in Hells Canyon.

    Thanks