Alcohol Stoves

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

  1. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    1. Was the stand ever completed and offered for sale? If so, where could I get one?
    2. Any better fuel recommended now or is Heet still best for this application?
    Thanks!
  2. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    The stand project never came to fruition. As far as I know, Heet is still the best fuel, I heard varying opinions about it and methyl is burned in many applications without harm from what I see.
  3. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Thank you so much for your kind reply, I appreciate it.
  4. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Thanks for the review, and for using BACON! :clap
  5. haggeo

    haggeo Been here awhile

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    i don't go camping that often but i need one of these.
  6. Moto-Kafe

    Moto-Kafe Gnarly Entre-manure

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    On Shady Rascal's behalf, I was the one working on getting the "stands" made using a local Lazer Cutting outfit here in B'ham. After sending out dimensional drawings and finally getting what we thought was acceptable pricing from the Cutter Shop, the shop quit responding to my emails concerning getting a PO written.....this was right before the Christmas Holiday Season (might have been the culprit??). I didn't want to work with a cutting outfit that didn't want my business........ and gave up on the idea. The price would have been around $10 shipped for the Triangular Stand System. I can send you a PDF drawing of the stands if anyone is interested in cutting your own (all you need is some aluminum sheet and a bandsaw).........give me your email addy in a PM (not here on this post). Shady was very patient with me during this whole process and didn't ask for a dime from the project........I wish it had come to fruition since he makes a GREAT little stove!!
    mark444
  7. sagedrifter

    sagedrifter Southern Explorer

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    Well, my first try went well, even in daylight... :evil

    I need to pick up a better fuel container of the right size, but over all I like the concept. I'll be leaving my canister stove at home on my next week long camping and ride trip.

    I tried out the regular version and heated 16 ounces of cold water in 6 1/2 minutes on a windy day using a tall Stanley mug kit. 5 minuets is all I need for coffee water, the burn time at the 1 1/2 ounce level was plenty. The simmer and regular fits right inside my Stanley pot with an insulated cup. I will probably cut a larger piece of metal as a base sheet later, a thunderstorm cut my testing outside short.

    I like it, nice and light, fuel is easy to get....

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    Nice product, quick shipping. :deal
  8. PDX Alamo

    PDX Alamo Been here awhile

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    I read a post a while back and a guy had a picture of a nice metal windscreen and support for this stove but never mentioned what kind it was. So after some searching I found it on Amazon, its a Sterno folding stove for $9, it folds flat and works I think better than just the stove by itself. I plan on usinig this stove for an Alaska trip, anyone know if i will have problem finding the Heat stuff in Canada?

    http://www.amazon.com/Sterno-Single-Burner-Folding-Stove/dp/B000OD158E

    Had to test some more so , bing on the bacon. It also fixed the problem of supporting the pan. Spreads the flame all over and took either about same time or faster. :clap:wink:

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  9. sagedrifter

    sagedrifter Southern Explorer

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    I thought you wanted the pot directly on the stove for the best efficiency?
  10. PDX Alamo

    PDX Alamo Been here awhile

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    It might be more efficient but for me its handier to have the nice stable platform so I guess its a trade off. I can say it cooked just as fast or faster this way for me.
  11. thebrown

    thebrown likes beer

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    does the burn time decrease when you dont have the pot directly on the stove???

    anyway got another couple of these delivered today
    great product, well made and packed.... and light and tough

    thanks shadyrascal
  12. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    I have always wanted a disk to drop down in the middle after it is primed to keep the flames coming out the side ports for non contact cooking. I don't have the ability to make one and I have also not found a suitable aluminum disk to cut into shape. The search continues.
  13. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    It's readily available in Canada. Any Walmart, Canadian Tire and most gas stations will have it.
  14. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    A tomato paste sized can lid will work. Put a small screw in the center so it'll be easy to pick up.
  15. PDX Alamo

    PDX Alamo Been here awhile

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    Good to know, thanks for the info!
  16. amp333

    amp333 Life is short enjoy!

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    Payment sent.
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  17. amp333

    amp333 Life is short enjoy!

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    Got it, looks good!
    Thanks shadyrascal!
  18. Buddy_Holly

    Buddy_Holly Imminent Train Wreck

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    This is a great product!
  19. elprime

    elprime elprime

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    Do you ship to México?
  20. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    I can try it, I'd need to check with my local post office on cost and customs. To Canada it's fairly easy albeit expensive, I have to charge $25 for a pair of stove going there. Shoot me your address and what you would like to get and I'll get a cost and time to ship idea.

    Thanks,
    Steve