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Home made camp stoves
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2012, 05:07:13 AM »
We need Spork's tutorials because his stoves look better than the originals...and everything else out there.
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Home made camp stoves
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2012, 10:41:38 AM »
Tony plenty of twigs in my garden to try this out. Also if you want a trip to go outdoors while here in Sheffield it is only 2 miles from where I live. I also have a trang set up which includes the handle which you can use while here.
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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2012, 10:47:26 AM »
I like the idea of playing in your garden Mate, near the new forge  ;)

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« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2012, 11:57:01 PM »
Tested at the Meet and works well with twigs

After this picture I replaced the Ali with steel tent pegs  ;) (thanks HK)
(If anyone wants to copy my one I would suggest moving the feed hole up towards the top)


« Last Edit: April 15, 2012, 12:00:04 AM by sparky415 »

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« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2012, 12:28:59 AM »
Yes, I prefer a higher port too...keeps the flaming bits and pieces from falling out and seems to be easier to feed.
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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2012, 12:50:28 AM »
I will say I was impressed with Tony's deodorant can stove, worked extremely well. :tu:

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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2012, 07:25:05 AM »
@Spork,
Yes you are right, I had not thought it through when I made mine  ::)

@Gareth
Thanks Mate I really like the little chap and thanks again for my new bag  :salute:

I will do some more picture of my kit soon, just need a little plastic bottle for the meths and its complete..... and maybe a wind shield  :)

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« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2012, 12:37:02 AM »
These drainers are just two pounds each at Ikea (there's a taller drainer available aswell )  :pok:

Smart Angel IKEA - ORDNING Cutlery Caddy, Stainless Steel 
Diameter: 4 3/4" 12cms
Height: 5 3/8"  13.5cms
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/30011832/


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« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2012, 03:31:59 AM »
I just got in from the back yard where I fired up my third attempt at a wood-gas stove made from cans (a 15oz can and a larger tin can for the outside.

Here's a link to the PDF of the original version, the 'Everything Nice' wood-gas stove...
http://worldstove.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/EverythingNice_Stove_Instructions.pdf

I've been experimenting with the simplest ways to make them with my EDC tools.

I'll see about posting a pic of the nasty looking thing if there's any interest. It is fueled by the branch litter created by our oak in the back yard, and runs for about half an hour on 2/3 of a 15oz can's worth of twigs. The wood gas stove design is simply incredible, IMO.

Here's a video someone posted on youtube of their build, if you want an idea of how simple it is.
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« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2012, 10:21:58 AM »
Thanks Lynne
You know we will want some pictures of yours in action  :tu:

I just have to finish my new 'short spork' and my little set up is just about sorted  :cheers:

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« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2012, 03:48:27 AM »
Okay. As requested. It's ugly, but it works.

First pic. This is the amount of fuel required, not counting some very small twigs to get it going. Vic Tinker for scale. It rained today, so everything is damp, including the wood you see here. The tin foil will later be used as a pot wrap, and the whole mess is set atop my little Smoky Joe grill to make it safe.



Here it is during initial ignition. I've never started one of these without some kind of assistance, usually a paraffin wax soaked cotton ball. I used 2 pieces, each a quarter of a cotton ball, to get it going this time. The damp fuel made things a bit more challenging than normal. From ignition to when it's operating normally ranges from maybe 7 to ten minutes or so, depending on how the fuel catches.



Okay, so here it is at about optimal burn. It's fairly hard to see the flames. At this stage, these things put off no visible smoke, and virtually no smell. Just a flame that's about 4 to 5 inches above the can top. By this point, the external can is radiating heat.


Here's my little 1-quart camping pot set on top, before I wrap it with aluminum foil. I designed this stove with a built-in pot stand: something lacking in every other design I've seen. That's what all the square holes are around the elevated portion of the inner can.


Boil time is about 11 minutes to slow boil (not rolling boil).


And here it is post-boil. You can see the wraps I used for the pot to each side of the stove. These coals will die down to nothing in half an hour or so.


Total burn-time was about 35 minutes, not including warm-up and the point after which the flames went out, leaving only hot coals. That would be enough to boil 2 quarts of water, with additional cook time with the hot coals afterward.

And, there you have it. A stove for the cost of two cans you were going to throw away, and half an hour's work of poking holes in them. I could make a less fancy version, without the more intricate pot-stand, in about ten minutes, I think.
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« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2012, 08:18:47 AM »
Thanks Lynn  :salute:

Nice set of pictures and the built in pot stand is a great idea  :tu:


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« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2012, 08:17:14 PM »

I think this little 'I need a coffee/pot noodle kit' is now finished, I took the little feet off the drainer as I don't think they are needed   :-\
I can't decide which burner to take, the one I made or the bought one which holds some meths with the lid screwed on  :think:

Just need to take/add coffee, milk, water and pot noodle  :D



Its all fairly obvious
A - Pot holder
B - Meths burner
C – Meths
D – Stainless Pot
E – Wind screen
F – Fire starting kit
G – Home made Meths burner
H – Steel tent pegs
I – Shorty Spork





  :D

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« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2012, 08:56:29 PM »
I like "F"...can we have a peek inside?
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« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2012, 10:50:50 PM »

By the way thanks to everyone whose ideas I stole and everyone that helped me making this kit inc HK, Al and Gareth   :cheers:


  :salute: Spork
Nothing that needs too much skill to use   ;)

Left to right top
Match case full of 'safety' matches and cotton wool
Ally box with some 'scratch' stuck on the side
Some pine 'sticks'
Tiny tin of Vaseline

Green Heat
cotton wool mixed with Vaseline
Little lock knife
Orange whistle
LED flashlight
Tea-light
Light my fire 'fire-steel'



Green heat  ;)
http://www.heinnie.com/product.asp?P_ID=3751

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« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2012, 02:22:17 AM »
Nice  :cheers: Though I was sure there was going to be a bottle of petrol inside  ::) :D
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« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2012, 08:28:38 AM »
Don't know why you should think that    :whistle:

I need to thank you Spork  :salute: after I took that picture I was playing with the fire starting kit and tried to open the Vaseline, the lid fits so well a vacuum stopped me from getting the top off, I had to use two pairs of grips to open it  :o
So I've added some more grip tape  :tu:


« Last Edit: June 09, 2012, 09:15:11 AM by sparky415 »

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« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2012, 05:08:24 PM »
I was thinking that another striker strip inside the lid might be a good ideal...in case things get wet on the outside.
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« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2012, 07:09:13 PM »
I was thinking that another striker strip inside the lid might be a good ideal...in case things get wet on the outside.

Another thing to add  :tu: I might also get a little Bic lighter

Always open to suggestions but nothing that is hard work to use  :salute:

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« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2012, 07:18:54 PM »
Looking good mate  :tu:

A clipper lighter is always a good choice in my opinion. More reliable than a cheapo disposable, and better fuel retention than a zippo. I notice you have some little pine sticks. Are they the fatwood sticks that you can buy, or just bits of pine you had kicking about?

A fire kit I built years ago had some emergency kindling which was wooden forks from the local chippy. I've always picked up more than one wooden fork at a chippy, as if I picked one up - you could guarantee I'd drop it or it would break on me. The extras that built up got split lengthways and put in a waterproof tin with some cotton wool

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« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2012, 07:37:35 PM »
I will keep a look out for a clipper then  :salute:
Just some clean dry pine that was kicking about in the garage to give me a little start  ;)

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« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2012, 12:21:16 AM »
I will say I was impressed with Tony's deodorant can stove, worked extremely well. :tu:

I'm now a very happy owner of one of Tony's home grown meths burners. :cheers:









Works extremely well. :salute:

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« Reply #52 on: August 17, 2012, 09:09:49 AM »
Great pictures Gareth  :tu:

Tofty and I discovered at the meet that they really don't work very well in the wind  :-[  so I've been thinking about some kind of wind break for them  :think: :think:

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« Reply #53 on: August 17, 2012, 11:27:43 AM »
Hey mate, it looks great! Burns like an olympic flame!
How fast is it compared to a Trangia, any idea?
I can't make out the potstand? Directly on top surely not?

Ofcourse you could keep it nice and simple by using a cheap alu windshield (roll-up).
« Last Edit: August 17, 2012, 11:42:59 AM by Waterlander »
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« Reply #54 on: August 17, 2012, 01:14:32 PM »
Hey mate, it looks great! Burns like an olympic flame!
How fast is it compared to a Trangia, any idea?
I can't make out the potstand? Directly on top surely not?

Ofcourse you could keep it nice and simple by using a cheap alu windshield (roll-up).


There's a bit more about them here Waterlander  :salute:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,31235.msg520211.html#msg520211

half a pint/300ml of cold water heated to boiling in 7min's in a tin can but might be quicker in a pan, I don't know about the trangia?    :-\

If you follow the link you will see the pot sits on top of the burner but its not the most stable cooker in the world  :ahhh

Cheap is my middle name, I am going to cut up another can and see what I can make  :think: and I need to adjust my Ikea stove windbreak at the same time

(I wanted a simple to use burner which is why the pot sits on top, less stuff to carry/forget,
So I'm defeating the original idea by adding a windbreak but at the meet it would not stay alight long enough to get up to operating temperature..... needs must  :shrug: )

« Last Edit: August 17, 2012, 01:25:50 PM by sparky415 »

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« Reply #55 on: August 17, 2012, 04:17:25 PM »
Great thank you, I'm gonna check that later, good old backyard mechanics!  :tu:

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half a pint/300ml of cold water heated to boiling in 7min's in a tin can but might be quicker in a pan, I don't know about the trangia?    :-\

2:35 minutes (to a full rolling boil)

- cool tap water
- room temperature, indoors
- black stainless pot, with the lid on
- clickstand stove holder
- trangia pre-heated

Who will beat that? Bring it on  :D
« Last Edit: August 17, 2012, 04:33:45 PM by Waterlander »
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« Reply #56 on: August 17, 2012, 06:00:34 PM »
I will see what I can do over the weekend  :cheers:

 :pok:   There's one or two scattered around the UK so someone might beat me to it   :D
« Last Edit: August 17, 2012, 06:03:40 PM by sparky415 »

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« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2012, 01:22:56 PM »

Here we go everything ready  :tu:
Water from cold tap
Room temp 23c 75f ish in my workshop
Black stainless pot, with the lid on
Pot sitting on top of burner
Burner pre heated



Yep that's lit  :ahhh



Looking good  :tu:



3.5 Mins Later  :facepalm:



 :oops:  maybe petrol would work     >:D

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« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2012, 05:04:57 PM »
Quote
There's one or two scattered around the UK so someone might beat me to it

Where's the backup when you need them?  :D


I brought two stoves on a camping trip this weekend, so I tried again outside.

Trangia - 2:55 min.

MSR - 2:05 min.

My petrol burner is an old and rather clogged up MSR Whisperlite.

Quote
maybe petrol would work

The secret is all in the pot..swiss made!  ::)

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,36937.msg621688.html#new



Rematch with a wood stove? :)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 05:08:47 PM by Waterlander »
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« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2012, 05:09:09 PM »
I shall have to do a time trial with my Wild Wood Gas Stove Combo (my latest stove) and my ever faithful Jetboil. Neither of them are home made, but it's nice to know how they fare against the home grown alcohol stoves.

Last time I used the wood gas stove was also the first time, when I figured out what NOT to do, and smoked out the neighbours  :oops:

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