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Damn Yankee
04-27-2014, 09:20
In my many feeble attempts to make one(all failures) I have finally given in to the fact that I am unable to make one. I would like to see if anyone would be willing to make one for me. I would of course pay for any expenses associate with this endeavor.

SouthMark
04-27-2014, 09:28
What type are you trying to make and what type do you want? I have a box full. I would be glad to send you one.

Odd Man Out
04-27-2014, 10:14
I've been making these recently. They are an amazing design, and this easy version works as well as any and is pretty easy to make with few special tools.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTp5zTOYPHQ

HikerMom58
04-27-2014, 10:18
Good luck with the stove, DY. It was nice meeting you yesterday! :D

Damn Yankee
04-27-2014, 12:38
SM, I tried with cans and water bottles and really don't care what type it is. I am just trying to make a lighter version cook kit for day hikes for tea or water heat up.


OMO- That looks like an awesome stove and seems to work well.


HM- It was great meeting you all yesterday, sorry to cut it short.

Odd Man Out
04-27-2014, 13:19
SM, I tried with cans and water bottles and really don't care what type it is. I am just trying to make a lighter version cook kit for day hikes for tea or water heat up....

My other "go to" stove these days is the Starlyte with a lid by Zelph.

http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/starlyte-burner-with-lid.php

The nice feature of this is it has a wick that absorbs alcohol and a lid. For a day hike, you could fuel it up with 45 mL of alcohol, put on the lid, and not have to take a fuel bottle. Make a simple wind screen and pot stand that fit in your pot and that is all you need. Snap off the lid, light it up, and it goes. No priming, etc... Then when you are done, blow it out, let it cool and put the lid back on. If you were just heating tea water, you could probably do that two or three times on one fill. Because it is not a side burner, it works well on small/narrow pots.

Rocket Jones
04-27-2014, 13:49
Don't overcomplicate things. Make a SuperCat stove. Less than 60 cents for the cat food can and single hole punches are readily available. WB is acting up, google Super Cat stove.

SouthMark
04-27-2014, 14:26
DY message me your mailing address and I will put one or two in the mail to you tomorrow.

SunnyWalker
04-27-2014, 14:35
Go to http://sixmoondesigns.com/ and purchase a Caldera Cone w/Alcohol Stove. You will really like it.

Drybones
04-27-2014, 16:43
If you can operate a paper punch you can make a stove. Go to www.zenstoves.com (http://www.zenstoves.com), buy a can of cat food, 5 oz can if you are using a standard size pot, you can feed it to your pet or put it in a zip lock and make a trail meal of it, probably better than some I've had. Go to the cat stove on Zen Stoves and they'll show how to make one. There's one in the photo beside the beer can pot in the attched photo. I did find that adding two extra holes on four sides under the holes you see makes the stove cook faster for boiling water, I use the pot in the photo for cooking with a jet boil fry pan, cooks a little slower for bacon and eggs. The cat can stove I use boils water in 6 minutes, rolling boil in under 7. Good luck.

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