Reply to Simmer Ring
The article we referred to about baking with small strips of aluminum can is found by following this link.
Backpacking Food List: Protein-Powered Food for Sustained Energy
It is true that I only get about 10 to 12 minutes on 1 fl oz of alcohol. I find that this is enough for two standard sized muffins if I leave them in the pot for a while after the stove extinguishes. I will give a simmer ring another try sometime.
Reply to Thoughts on a windscreen?
I am aware that the stove is only half the story, and we are working on a three part series; stove, pot stand, and windscreen. Actually, I think the windscreen, as simple as it is, has a huge effect on stove performance. We have to put the stove first though. The size of the stove determines the size of the pot stand, which affects the height of the windscreen. The other articles are in the works.
Reply to cutting bottom out of soda cans
Thanks for posting the video. I thought it showed some of what I tried to describe very well. It is a different type of stove, but much of the assembly is similar. Thanks!
Reply to why not punch the jet holes before cutting the fill hole?
Why not? I showed starting with the bottom, but you could start with the holes just as easily. To answer your question, I never had trouble with the bottom collapsing. I suppose the bottom rim adds enough stability to keep the bottom from collapsing. Also the metal is very thin and punctures easier than you might think.
Here’s a word of advise (and unfortunately, an experienced word) Don’t wait until the end to punch your holes, after you have glued the whole thing together. Having done that before, I know the feeling of seeing the needle punch through the inner wall. Not very nice. BTW, you can fix just about anything with JB Weld; the duck tape for high temps.
Reply to Great looking helper