Alcohol Stoves

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

  1. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    I have noticed when trying to burn very small amounts of fuel that I end up with the stove out of fuel before I get much done. So I just typically run the 1.5 ounce minimum except if I'm doing something very light duty, like warming a cup of water for instant coffee or something. Also, temperature and air movement outside affects things enough to where there's no hard and fast rule for how much fuel to use for a certain task. But if you fill the stove up towards the bottom of the radius on the inner piece, that's 1.5 to 2 ounces, and you'll get enough BTU's to boil a couple cups of water, a little lower level for smaller jobs. At 1 ounce or less, it just doesn't get going enough to do too much.
  2. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    Steve,

    I just received the stove today. It is so small and light it is great to add to the gear.:clap

    Thanks,

    Mike
  3. FL_biker

    FL_biker Dakar Withdrawl

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    Got back from my latest deployment in Mid-March, and FINALLY had time to open the stove pkg that arrived while I was gone.

    Figured I'd give it a try inside:

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    They're gonna make a nice addition to my camping gear (got the simmer and regular stoves)

    Thanks again

    Dave in Tampa
    (Formerly Dave in Dusty Doha, Qatar)
  4. BarKnee

    BarKnee Adventurer

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    Just wanted to say thanks for for offering up such a handy bit of cooking gear. I finally got mine from a friend who ordered each of us one a couple of weeks ago.

    Here's my version of a burner base and pot platform to offer up a little more stability while I'm staggering around camp.

    The drilled laminate reduces the likelihood of me tipping the burner over, gets warm to the touch but shouldn't burst into flames.
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    Made the grill low enough to offer support for the cup but allows it to rest on top of the burner, breaks down for easy packing.
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  5. TonyKZ1

    TonyKZ1 Been here awhile

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    Wow, that's a pretty nice accessory for his stove. Looks like it works pretty good!
    Tony
  6. award900

    award900 Been here awhile

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    Nice.
  7. VG44

    VG44 Been here awhile

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    Ordered two; payment sent by paypal.

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  8. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    I made a similar stove when I was in Iraq, but out of an aluminum can. Yours looks a lot better than mine, though! I used denatured alcohol in mine (it's what I could find). it worked just fine, but boy, don't let someone walk by while you're cooking in the daylight and kick the burner! Holy crap, you can't see the flames that are burning you! You should've seen the dance and run I did. :rofl

    I do believe I'll be ordering a couple of these in the near future.
  9. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    I've talked to several service guys who said they made these out of various things when they were in Iraq/Afghanistan---whatever it takes for a hot meal! :thumb
  10. AeroEngineer

    AeroEngineer Been here awhile

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    Just ordered one of each.

    I love simple, reliable stuff. These should suit me perfectly.
  11. PO-SLOKE

    PO-SLOKE " ONTO " Member # 3

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    YO YO YO Mr Shadyrascal . Nice job bro . You know I love the SteverStove idea . But you also know I'll not spam you here . roflol roflol .

    I just had to pop in here and mess with ya . Good stover , Stever .


    PO-SLOKE aka , Wes
  12. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    Hi Shady,
    you go more of these, need to pick another one up for a friend in the UK. Can you mail it there or do I have to get it and redirect? will pay for the shipping of course :D

    Cheers :thumb
  13. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Buy all you want, we'll make more. :evil PM sent.

    thanks,
    Steve
  14. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    shady stoves go international (again?)
    :clap

    thanks Shady, my buddy in scotland was coveting my stove when he was out here camping.

    :thumb

    and for the wind shield I use some roof flashing and string, rolls up into the pot when done, :D
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  15. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Pay Pal sent for 2 stoves. :clap

    Thanks!
  16. ICBiker

    ICBiker Adventurer

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    PayPal sent for two stoves.
    Thanks Glen
  17. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Thanks guys, just got mome last from hunting trip, heading out to the shop to make stoves this morning. :D
  18. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Didja get anything? :ear
  19. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    A little

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  20. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    nice, I though it was going to be a chair and some empty bottles :hide

    Al you are going to dig the stove, it is a cool piece of kit for sure.