This is my latest and quite possibly final stove creation. It's a titanium and stainless steel two man wood stove. It's sized for my Open Country two quart pot. It weighs in at four ounces, or just two ounces per person. I don't think I'll be carrying an alcohol stove from now on. It's more than just the weight. It's never worrying about whether I can afford to make another cup of coffee or temper a pot of water for washing. I just do it.
Other things I like. Can be used on a picnic table. Bottom air intake makes it wind direction neutral. No direct path for embers to escape. Works in the rain.
Walls, grate ring, plenum baffle disk -- 0.005in. titanium foil from Titanium goat. $48.
Legs -- 0.125 titanium rod from McMaster Carr. $16
Leg support ring, Chimney base ring: 0.01 stainless steel. scrap on hand.
grate - 0.033 stainless steel aircraft safety wire. scrap on hand.
Assembly: Tab and slot. No rivets, screws or welds.
Tools required: scissors, tin snips, pliers, hacksaw, wire cutters, propane torch (or gas stove)
Patterns were developed using QuickCAD, fixed to sheet goods using 3M artists spray adhesive and cut out using scissors and tin snips.
Top view showing interior
Bottom view showing leg support ring.
Bottom view, legs retracted.
Chimney and firebox separated for packing.
Stove packed in and around pot with matches and five day supply of "tinder". I've made tinder on the trail, but my preferred source is charcoal lighter fluid.
Packed and ready to go in the stuff sack.
On the scale.
Ready to cook
Fire in the hole!