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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2012, 05:27:25 PM »
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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.
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I'll bring my Kelly Kettle to the match!  :tu:
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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2012, 05:44:34 PM »
I have one of those too  :D Have you seen the HUGE ones that have come out now?
I think they are 10 pints capacity  :o

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2012, 07:15:24 PM »
I have played with Al's Kelly Kettle, what a great bit of kit!  :tu:

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #63 on: August 21, 2012, 07:24:59 PM »
Indeed it is! My needs on a hike are boiling water mostly, and for that the Kettle is awesome.
I'm sure it beats any petrol stove. :D
Shame that it's rather bulky to take in a ruksack, even the smallest version. But very light, nothing to break down. And it burns on just about anything, like cow smurf.  :D
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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #64 on: August 21, 2012, 07:28:52 PM »
I have one of those too  :D Have you seen the HUGE ones that have come out now?
I think they are 10 pints capacity  :o

You've got a link, mate?
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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #65 on: August 22, 2012, 01:08:09 AM »
I have one of those too  :D Have you seen the HUGE ones that have come out now?
I think they are 10 pints capacity  :o

You've got a link, mate?

http://www.ronniesunshines.com/bushcraft-camping/cooking/ghillie-kettles/the-original-storm-kettle.html

No fire pan with these, so the fire is effectively on the ground or on a heatproof tray/mat you put down before putting the kettle on it. I have been VERY tempted to buy one of these for a while, but money always seems to be prioritised into some other gadget, bill or project  ::) Not a rucksack item, but this would be very handy for me at the boat

These appear to be from Ghillie rather than Kelly, and unlike the rest of the range not made in house - the manufacture of these is outsourced to China from what I can determine, but I've not heard any bad reports so far. I do like the fact the stopper is steel to stop ash landing in it and it's vented by having a separate spout (obviously can't use a cork on the standard models for fear of it pressurising and going pop  :ahhh :ahhh)

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #66 on: August 22, 2012, 10:21:55 AM »

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #67 on: August 22, 2012, 05:29:18 PM »
« Last Edit: August 22, 2012, 05:34:27 PM by Waterlander »
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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2012, 05:36:20 PM »
.... and I already have the second one, and am pretty sure the first will be mine before too long  >:D

I was going to get the mKettle first, but decided to try out the wild woodgas stove first instead as I figured there might be less smoke involved ... but first time I used it  I smoked out the neighbours. Now I know how NOT to use it

 :facepalm:

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2012, 05:50:32 PM »
What went wrong? Did you use wood with lots of resin, or something?

That wild wood stove really fits my bill. Both wood and alcohol.
Quite expensive, but made in the UK isn't?
How do you like it? Worth the money?
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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #70 on: August 22, 2012, 06:04:33 PM »
Here's what I learned ...

Lesson One: Secondary combustion will only happen if you get the inside hot enough first. Get a real tinder loaded, hot burning fire going to get the stove up to temperature quickly. I didn't get it hot enough quick enough at first - but quickly put that right.

Lesson Two: When the fuel has reduced to coals, the steel inner cools down quite quickly, so if you leave it with glowing coals in the bottom, get it raging with more tinder first to get it back up to temperature before adding more solid fuel. I got the fuel smoking lovely, but the air flow wasn't hot enough to reignite the smoke

I got the combo with pan to use on/stow it in, and it's great though a little heavy. This is offset by not carrying a week worth of fuel though. The "gas ring" effect from the secondary combustion is  8) 8) 8) and because of the effiicency, there's not a lot of fuel needed. No regrets from buying it whatsoever :tu:

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #71 on: August 22, 2012, 06:17:33 PM »
Good to hear mate  :tu:
I'll start saving mo'

With some wind the draft in the chimney on a Kettle is awesome.
It has some practical downsides too, besides burning your eyebrows off.

Those MSR pans are well build but quite heavy.
I'll stick with my old pot.
 
« Last Edit: August 22, 2012, 06:22:04 PM by Waterlander »
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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2012, 10:34:33 PM »
Good to hear mate  :tu:
I'll start saving mo'

With some wind the draft in the chimney on a Kettle is awesome.
It has some practical downsides too, besides burning your eyebrows off.

Those MSR pans are well build but quite heavy.
I'll stick with my old pot.

Look what I just found on you tube  :D :D



Quite a good review of it actually

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #73 on: August 30, 2012, 09:47:51 AM »
Great! My birthday is coming next month.  :)
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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #74 on: October 12, 2012, 08:52:41 PM »
Continuing the wood gasifier theme, but getting back to the 'home made' topic, here's a video I found on the tube;



there's even a touch of LM usage. :D

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #75 on: October 13, 2012, 01:39:44 AM »
That does look pretty good actually. I did wonder if a few tweaks might make it a bit better though.

He seemed to have too many large holes round the base of the inner can meaning the venting through to the inner was more than what the outer was letting in - possibly why his jets weren't too defined. Also I have some taller soup cans of a standard diameter. Maybe that could be used to give a permanent pot support :think:

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #76 on: October 13, 2012, 01:49:41 PM »
I agree, I think it's a good idea but could do with some refinement.  One thing I'd try and get rid off is the sharp edge on the larger can, and like you I'm not sure it needs so many holes in the base of the smaller can.

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #77 on: June 09, 2013, 12:54:37 AM »

Someone returned a waterbottle with ‘sorry the lid fell in the fire’  :facepalm:

Saw this on Utube



So…



Yep that works  :tu:



The burner is almost 3” in diameter and works well with an 8”pot  :cheers:

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #78 on: June 09, 2013, 02:58:46 AM »
Nice job sparky, I likes.. JR

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #79 on: June 09, 2013, 03:05:11 AM »
That looks nice!
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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #80 on: June 09, 2013, 06:05:49 AM »
A larger version of your aerosol can burner, right?  Good walk through video though. :cheers:

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #81 on: June 09, 2013, 09:49:35 AM »
Yes more or less  :tu:  you just followed the guy in the vid, it was surprisingly easy to make with just a dremel and some sand paper

Got my eye on a stainless steel flask now  ;)

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #82 on: June 10, 2013, 07:09:39 PM »
Yesterday at work I went ahead and made a "Hannah stove". It's a super simple pressurized alcohol stove made from 2 soda cans and a penny.
You can find instructions here
http://flamingbike.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/hannahstove.pdf

I have found that it's very easy to cut a soda can with a good pair of scissors, rather than scoring it with a box cutter.

Tomorrow I'll buy some 96% alcohol and try it out >:D

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #83 on: June 10, 2013, 07:24:59 PM »

Nice link Threeme  :tu:

Good luck  :cheers:

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #84 on: June 12, 2013, 06:54:14 AM »
A continuation to my previous post.
Here is a short explanation and some piccies of my "Hannah Stove" in action.

I had originally made 8 thumb-tack sized holes around the perimeter of the stove, after testing it I concluded that I needed more holes. So I made 8 more for a total of *counts fingers and toes* 16 holes.
I even used my trusty ST300 as a hammer, for tapping the thumb-tack through the can.

**No Leathermans were harmed while making this stove**

I found a place that sells 95% denatured alcohol for a reasonable price. 1 liter of the stuff for about 24 ILS, which is *google-fu* just over 6.5 USD.

The way you use it is by filling the stove with some alcohol via the bug filling hole at the top, and then putting a small coin on the hole to act at a kind of pressure release valve.
You then make a small (very small!) puddle of alcohol under the stove and light it in order to boil the alcohol inside the stove.
When the boiling alcohol starts to evaporate from the holes it is self sustainable, until the alcohol inside runs out.

Here are the mandatory pics  :D














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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #85 on: June 12, 2013, 07:22:57 AM »
That looks like a great little stove to me mate :)

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #86 on: June 12, 2013, 08:16:32 AM »
Nice job mate. :)

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #87 on: June 12, 2013, 09:16:37 AM »
Nice job mate. :)

+1 That’s nice and neat Threeme  :tu:  When I made one the sides came out a bit bent  ::)

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #88 on: June 12, 2013, 07:24:40 PM »
Nice job mate. :)

+1 That’s nice and neat Threeme  :tu:  When I made one the sides came out a bit bent  ::)

It's a bit tricky to get them to sit straight. But with a bit of patience it's do-able :-)

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Re: Home made camp stoves
« Reply #89 on: June 15, 2013, 02:16:01 PM »
I made a wind shield + pot holder from a recycled tomato sauce can and a piece of thick wire.
Some action shots:


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