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About Me Likes to tinker with alcohol stoves.
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Re: Question about fuel for my simmer stove
To test different stove ideas (or fuel) and to make design decisions, you need to have control of all of the variables. Here is a simple test: repeat the test, say six times with all the factors...

In Make Your Own Gear » Question about fuel for my simmer stove
December 12, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Instructables
Newton, That technique works well with the "thick" walled aluminum bottles. I do not believe that it will work the same way with a "thin" beer can like the heineken can. I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rolling the edge (lip) of a beer can pot
December 06, 5:23pm

Stoic 40% at Backcountry.com
I don't know if this has been posted yet, but Backcountry.com is selling Stoic gear at 40% off. Best regards - Jon

In GEAR » Stoic 40% at Backcountry.com
December 05, 1:11pm

Re: butanol and white gas
BTW, I have built a passive white gas stove that burns without soot. It didn’t generate soot but smelled awful. The prototype had a long time to boil but I am sure that it could be sped up. Th...

In GEAR » Embarrassing noob alky stove question...
November 29, 5:36pm

Re: matches to light an alcohol stove
Safety. To light an alcohol stove, you ignite the vapors and not the liquid. At room temperatures, the vaporization rate can be pretty high. When lighting an alcohol stove, you can create a pre...

In GEAR » Embarrassing noob alky stove question...
November 29, 9:50am

Lighting an alcohol stove in cold weather
Most common trick is to keep the fuel warm (warm the fuel bottle up with your hands, put it in your pocket). You can also warm up the stove the same way. BTW, some people leave their fuel in thei...

In GEAR » Embarrassing noob alky stove question...
November 29, 9:33am

Lighting an alcohol stove
I use a fire starter like the Light My Fire Swedish Fire Steel. When used correctly, it will produce a shower of sparks that will fall down inside your stove. Plus, it keeps your hands away from ...

In GEAR » Embarrassing noob alky stove question...
November 29, 8:14am

Fuels
An alcohol stove can burn isopropyl cleanly, they just have to be designed for it: google it. My experience is that high percentage methanols burn a bit yellow ans adding a small amount of wate...

In GEAR » US campers - alcohol stove fuels...
September 26, 6:08pm

Esbit verse alcohol weight
A good Esbit cooking system will boil 3 cups of water using a 14 gram block of Esbit. An outstanding System will boil 4 cups of water (very rare). A good alcohol system will boil 2 cups of water ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solid Fuel Stove Techniques
September 19, 8:47pm

Clogged Pivot points
Just looking at the design, it looks like it would also work upsidedown. If that were true, if the joints get crusty, you could potentialy flip it over on your next boil to burn off the gunk. Sou...

In Gear Deals » NEW: LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System - sub-3 oz
September 18, 1:38pm

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