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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Heineken/Cat/Esbit Stove on 01/06/2009 22:34:12 MST Print View

I'm planning a solo 56 mile one night trip and have been goofing around with minimal cook systems using esbit tabs.
Due to mileage, I want to do this as SUL as I can- I'm not big on the idea of using a Heineken pot on a regular basis, but it makes sense for this.
I'd go without a cook system but I find that something hot boosts morale at the end of a long day.

So I came up with this-cook system

The ring on the left is a Heineken lid (removed with a safety opener) with the center cut out.

The can is a 3oz. cat can with cutouts.
I found that the Heineken lid stacks perfectly (very secure) on the cat can, like this:stove

The Heineken pot then nests on this perfectly (also very stable):pot/stove

Just another solution for a simple, light and stable pot stand for the Heineken pot. Without the ring cut from a spare lid, the Heineken pot won't balance on the cat can very well.

The whole setup weighs 1.5 oz (including screen) and boils 2 cups of water in about 10 minutes.

Thought I'd share.

Sorry for the crummy second photo.

Edited by xnomanx on 01/06/2009 22:38:10 MST.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Heineken/Cat/Esbit Stove on 01/07/2009 08:06:50 MST Print View


Very nice adaptation! I'm gonna try it.

Thanks, Todd

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
Invert the pot on 01/07/2009 11:43:19 MST Print View


I haven't tried this but I've seen other people cut the bottom out of the can and use it upside down as the pot. You may be able to eliminate the adaptor ring if you do this as the top is flat.

john braun
(Hitman) - F

Locale: West Florida
Very Cool Stove Idea on 01/11/2009 17:59:31 MST Print View

Couple questions:

What is the windscreen made from?

What's a safety opener (to get the ring out of the can) and where do I get one?

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Very Cool Stove Idea on 01/11/2009 20:31:38 MST Print View

The windscreen is cut from a heavy foil oven pan (like the lightweight disposable pans people cook turkeys in).

The safety opener is a can opener that cuts from the side, thus creating a lid and rim that do not have sharp edges- pick one up at any grocery store.

Edited by xnomanx on 01/11/2009 20:32:08 MST.

Stephen Adamczyk
(shootera3) - F
Re: Heineken/Cat/Esbit Stove on 08/29/2009 16:08:17 MDT Print View

How do you cut out center of heinekin lid. I tryed several ways and ruined lid.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Heineken Can Opener on 08/29/2009 16:47:26 MDT Print View

Mine is a OXO top-opener I purchased at Wholefoods. It works or opens the can very easily!!

Edited by Creachen on 08/29/2009 16:48:03 MDT.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Re: Heineken/Cat/Esbit Stove on 08/29/2009 17:30:29 MDT Print View

take a Utility knife and score it over and over and the center will fall out.

Stephen Adamczyk
(shootera3) - F
heineken \/cat/esbit stove on 08/29/2009 20:40:19 MDT Print View

I just found another way, I had a large hole saw, and it made a perfect cut. I nailed the lid to a board, so it was unable to turn, worked fine.