Stoves: wood, alcohol, butane, esbit, gasoline... let 'm burn

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  1. Bushman5

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    SIEGE Titanium stove , Prometheus Design Werkz Titanium carbide scraper

    stove sits 1" above the ground. Only scorched on grass or dry wood
     
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    Need to check the status of the coffee I carry in my pack. I usually would have rotated it already but I think it got skipped last time.
    I was already outside so why not have a lite lunch with it…

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    The breezeway does just that, it channels the airflow. Needed an expedient wind shield. This works.

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    As long as I’m home, everywhere I go….

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    Coffee and a bite in the sunshine. What could be better? :)
     
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    Man I just L O V E that set of titanium canteen and cups/pan you have there , looks amazing.
    And seeing your dog so relaxed in your pics makes me smile :D
     
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    BCB International HA cup & boiler, fuelled by a custom blend of acetone & methyl hydrate alcohol - in a Boundless Voyage titanium spirit burner (one of the lightest, best spirit burners out there)

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  5. KnOeFz

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    Beautiful weather here today after another rainy week.
    Good reason to pack my BK-16, Kelly Kettle and hobo stove addon, some noodles and rols and find a nice quiet spot near the water in the sun.

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    And we have a flame :D
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    Waiting for the water to boil
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    Toasting my rolls
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    Staring with the cheese rolls, they taste good :)
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    Then my noodles, love that stuff.
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  6. ArguableLobster

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    This is the beginnings of a project. nothing too exciting. I'm playing around with making some compact alcohol stoves that work better for small diameter pots. For use with things that nest on a nalgene bottle, or usgi canteen. The goal is to have a ramen and tea setup that can be carried in a nalgene carrier, or usgi canteen carrier. complete with fuel, required stands and windscreen.

    this one is basically a shrunk down fancy feast stove, just a smidge over 2" in diameter, and will be cut a little shorter when I get proper wick. I don't think this will fit in the canteen carrier, but was meant for the Nalgene since it has an integrated pot stand.
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    Can somebody do me a favor and measure the distance between the ground and a usgi canteen cup when it's stuck in nesting stove. I don't have one yet.

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    Secondly, does anybody know of a source for a tin like this, about 2-3" in diameter with a screw on cap that could be made airtight. something like a lip balm tin maybe?
     
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    Pipe tobacco tins! They have a rubber gasket in the lid.

    I got a few , lemme dig them out / measure them. If they fit your needs I'll toss em in the mail .

    should be home in a couple hours
     
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    Sometimes you just want to light n go. No muss no fuss no liquid fuel….

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    Got this little Ti job off Amazon. .05 of a lb is what they say, I don’t have a kitchen type scale to tell what that is.

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    It’s even smaller and lighter than an empty Trangia.

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    Folds up to nothing.

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    This is a standard 250 gram fuel cell. I’ve got some 120 gram size coming. This stays inside the letter of the law even when the woods are tinderbox dry.

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    It fits my Swedish shaped mess kit perfectly, it’s like a blowtorch too. I got a full boil on a measured 1 Liter in just about 4 minutes.
     

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    Outdoors lunch today
    Brought the Kelly Kettle, BK40 for food and Esee 5 for the wood processing.



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    @ArguableLobster

    Pathfinder PFM40 stainless mess kit

    cold water boil start at 2116 hours

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    Rolling boil at 12 minutes in

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    Swedish aluminum mess kit / windscreen , fired up at 2131 hours

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    15 minutes in , not rolling boil, but painfully hot to touch, ran out of fuel

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    Repeating the boil time test again with the aluminum Swedish kit / screen


    17 minutes rolling boil

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    I suspect the gaps in the kidney shaped pot are to blame - they allow the flames / heat to escape , whereas the PFM40 has no gaps
     
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    @Bushman5
    Nice test!
    Trangia alcohol stove in there?
     
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    boundless voyage titanium stove
     
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    huh. that is not what I expected. I didn't realize they had different pot shapes. the larger surface area of the pot makes a big difference too. especially on the larger diameter alcohol stoves. thanks for science.

    I expected aluminum to be marginally faster, but not a meaningful amount. I haven't really found boil times to differ too much with different materials. Even titanium is about the same. Big difference with hot spots for cooking, but for boiling the heat just goes straight through into water anyways.
     
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    Sunny afternoon tea with the Kelly Kettle.
    Fireprep with the Enzo Elver.

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    Lunchtime, ready for a little backyard bushcraft cooking practice :)
    The usaul suspects: Mora Kansbol, no name firepiston, Kelly Kettle Hobo Stove and new Kelly Kettle large frying-pan.

    Filled the stove with vertical sticks, a bit lower in the middle and filled that up with curls... swedish toch style :D

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    Charcloth glowing after a few pumps with the piston, ready to trasfer to a larger piece of charcloth in bed of curls.

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    Yay, we have flames :)

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    Frying my eggs.

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    And bon appetit :D
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    Fotgot to time it, but I think I had about 30 minutes burn time without refueling the stove this way.
     
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    • This is the most versatile system I have, the firebox titanium, it can run on wood, charcoal, iso butane, or with a trangia alcohol burner too, I mostly use it for canoe trips, but totally works as a backpacker deal too, super small packs down small and light too. just some shots testing it at home first and a couple from the field.
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