Alcohol Stoves

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

  1. hugemoth

    hugemoth Big Brother is watching you!

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    Consider using aluminum water bottles. They work just as well and are heavier gauge material. I pick them up for $1 a piece at the Quartzsite flea market. They are rejects from the company that prints company logos on them.



  2. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek adventurer Super Supporter

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    just sent a paypal for one of each stove.

    thanks,
    jeff
  3. Raven457

    Raven457 Adventurer

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    Order sent.... will be using to supplement my Trangia kit so I can cook two things at once.

    Thanks!
  4. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek adventurer Super Supporter

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    i've used both the regular stove and the 'simmer' stove on several trips since I bought them. They work great and are so compact I was able to reduce the size of my pack quite a bit.

    I opted to use a folding stove with it and a folding wind blocker to end up with the ultimate in compact cooking. I decided to get the slightly heavier steel folding stove instead of the sterno aluminum stove. Just seemed a little more sturdy. Just a word of caution though, this alcohol stove gets hot enough to burn off the paint in some areas...just be prepared to wipe it down before you pack or you'll have black stains on everything.

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    folding surround
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  5. Raven457

    Raven457 Adventurer

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    thanks for the fast delivery, Steve!
  6. hrdrckclmr

    hrdrckclmr this is gonna hurt

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    Just ordered one of each been putting this off for far to long. :D
  7. sdd04

    sdd04 Long timer

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    I've had a pair of these stoves for a while, but finally put one to work on a trip last week. Packed small enough to store in my cookware, and it performed great!

    Thanks for a great product at a great price!
  8. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Sorry if my post is at wrong topic, but I don't know where is more relevant:
    Anyone try with Solid alcohol stove? I am not so sure about US or EU market, but solid alcohol is quite familiar in Vietnam. And I would recommended as it is pretty easy and safe to for travelling.

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    http://zenstoves.net/SolidFuelBurner.htm
  9. hrdrckclmr

    hrdrckclmr this is gonna hurt

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    Got mine last Friday, Thanks for the great service and very fast shipping
    can't wait to try them out:clap
  10. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Motorsickle enthusiast

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    These things are great, fellow campers are amazed when you fire one up.
    I have found heet and denatured alchohol work best. Picked up a bottle of rubbing alchohol last trip and it worked but took longer to start generating and burned with a yellow flame. Then I noticed the bottle was labeled 70% alchohol.
    From now on gimme the 200 proof.
  11. Tj007m

    Tj007m Adventurer

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    Very happy with my stoves and just ordered a set for my brother.
    Thanks Steve
  12. sonarman

    sonarman Been here awhile

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    I had some old gas line anti freeze laying round. I mean 30 years old. Dumped a couple of onces in the stove and it performed like a champ. Boiled a pretty good size sauce pan of water, outdoors , in about 8 minutes. I used a much bigger pan than I would ever take on the bike.
    Great stove!!
  13. philipbarrett

    philipbarrett Been here awhile Supporter

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    Early adopter here. Kind of forgot this thread because, well, I just keep using the darn stove.

    But as ADV guys/girls we always need to be prepared for emergencies. In my case a lack of hot coffee constitutes just such a case even bordering on the life threatening (for those around me that is). Here's where the Stever is a real lifesaver.

    Below is my coffee package, just add water & stir. Yes I know the VIA is no substitute for a portable press-pot but ladies & gentlemen we are talking about an emergency response package where every ounce of portability is an advantage. Every ingredient save the water fits inside the cup which then goes directly on the stove, heating enough to burn lips in >5mins.

    Peace is restored, the demon is temporarily quieted.

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    BTW, placing the cup handle folded out & upwind allows it to stay cool therefore causing no further delay between brewing & delivery! Notice the backup lighter in case of main lighter failure, this is serious stuff.
  14. Maoule

    Maoule Long timer Supporter

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    You need to send me some of your coffee: that picture looks fucked up.
  15. philipbarrett

    philipbarrett Been here awhile Supporter

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  16. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Long timer

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    Got my pair a few days ago. Works well, and gets quite hot. Haven't tried cooking with it yet, but I will soon.

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  17. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    UPDATE: The aluminum bottles I use to make these stoves are no longer available. There is a new variety out now but with a different neck profile requiring some redesign if I could make them work. At this point I'm out of inventory, and after 6 years, am going to call it a day for being a stove maker. Thanks to all the ADV folks who've kept me busy in my shop cutting up beer bottles and sending these little things out to explore new lands!

    Stever


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  18. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    Thank you Stever.
  19. RamMan4x4

    RamMan4x4 Been here awhile

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    I've got two of your stoves and use them every camping trip. Thanks for a great product!
  20. sdd04

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    +1. Thanks for the stoves!