Hi everyone, I've been reading on these forums for a while, and thought I'd make my first post to share a stove that I made a little while back.
It's actually a combined wind-screen and pot-support that works in conjunction with the commercial Trangia meths burner and pots. I know that there are lighter stoves out there (e.g. Caldera Cone), but I like the Trangia burner because I can simmer and I don't need to measure fuel - the Trangia burner has a screw-on lid so that left-over fuel can be saved inside the burner itself).
I was going to buy a Clikstand (www.clikstand.com), which looks very nice, but then thought it would be fun to see if I could do better myself. This is the result:
The combined stand and windscreen weighs 50g, versus 131g for the clikstand. The Trangia burner adds another 111g. Fuel efficiency is slightly better than the original Trangia 27 series (which I own), in both calm and wind. Depending on conditions, 500mL of cold water can be brought to a rolling boil with around 14g of meths.
More details at my website:
Inspiration for the design included Colin Ibbotson's estbit stove (http://www.andyhowell.info/Files/Colin-stove.pdf) and the Firelight stove (www.firelightstove.com/FLSdirections.html)
Happy camping all!