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  1. #11
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    I think the more that I do this the better that I'll get at it. I made this one with a hammer, small finishing nail, and a small exacto knife. Not the most exact tools I would like to work with but I wanted to give it a try. I think that I'm going to have to get a small set of tin snips so that I can control it better than scoring the tin with the knife over and over again.

    Ok Ok....next time I'll go down to the courtyard to test it out I promise. But I did test it in the sink so I could put copious amounts of water and use the fire extinguisher if I had to.

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    Hey this thing is pretty cool. Dont know if I can build one though.... Is there any household item I could use for a pot out in the woods? I could buy one, but I think it would be alot cooler 8-) to use something I have.

    MTN_TRT
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    Hey mmorgan135,

    I use a drill and drill bit for the holes. I use a utility knife and new blade(this is key) for my cutting. Another key thing is patience and preciseness,it really helps to make a good stove. I actually don't use tin snips,but a small sharp set of scissors for some cutting. The aluminum cuts very easy.

    The top hole is the most difficult. This is where patience comes in. With a sharp utility knife I lay the blade againt the top rim and stay close to the side when scoring. I don't score that long. I then puncture the top and very slowley cut the top out. If done properly, you will cut out a nice round hole.

    If the inner wall is cut well you will get much better performance.

    The only time you will need a gas stove(Pocketrocket) etc.. is if you are going to do alot of cooking,extreme cold weather camping or extended backpacking trips,10 days or more. At this point you lose the wt savings because you have to carry so much alcohol. I carry this stove in my fishing pk and can have a hot lunch or coffee anytime I am fishing.


    Have fun.. Mark

    "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." William Blake

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    MTN_TRT,

    It's no problem to build. *Give er a try!!


    Most household items are too big and heavy for me. *A canteen cup is all I use. *I also carry a small plastic bowel. *I only heat water in the canteen cup,then make my food in the bowel. *Reason? The canteen cup is very hard to clean and the bowl wipes out nicely. *When backpacking, I like the minimalist approach and only carry easy to prepare foods.

    GOOD LUCK! * Mark.. *
    "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." William Blake

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    At first I was trying to be as precise as I could, then a few of the burner holes werent exactly center so then I just wanted to see how well it would work. When you talk about cutting the big hole out, how close to the lip are you wanting to get. I thought at first that you would want to clip it as close as possible but then when putting it together it felt like there needed to be a lip there to help hold the inner cylinder tight.

    The more I think about this idea the more I like it. Is the canteen in your picture an army canteen? That has a top and bottom and the handle keeps them from coming apart. How much are those at the surplus stores? How much fuel do you typically take with you? The only down side I dont like is having the liquid fuel but I was going to have to do that with a MSR stove anyway. I would feel better about carrying the fuel in one of their metal bottles though to protect about punturing it.

    The pot holder you made is out of coat hangers, I would have guessed that they would have bent under that much weight but I guess I'm going ot have to design some of those too.

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    mmorgan,

    When you talk about cutting the big hole out, how close to the lip are you wanting to get.

    A. I get as close as possible. *The inner wall will go to the top of the can inside. *That's why a pepsi can works best...
    *

    Is the canteen in your picture an army canteen

    A. Yes, *and very cheap. *I don't recall the cost,have had it a long time. Probably can find it on e-bay as well. *Don't worry about the bottle leaking. In all these years I have never had one leak. *I carry it right in the bottle that it came in. *I do wrap a little duct tape around it to protect and as a universal fix-all. *I typically carry 1/2 bottle on short trips and full bottle on extended trips.

    Pot Holder- Use the heavy guage coat hangers, they work best. I push it into the ground a bit.

    * *Happy Building.. * *Mark....
    "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." William Blake

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    I just made one of the pepsi can stoves. Incredible! I'm glad I looked at this thread. There are times that I want to get out of the stream, just soak in the sights and have a cup of coffee and now I can with an extremely lightweight stove that I can put in my vest and not even know that its there.

    Awesome.
    So what if I don't catch a fish! I'm standing in a river waving a stick. It doesn't get much better...

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    ijsouth -

    I discovered Community Coffee while redfishing south of New Orleans. In the morning I saw the bag across the room before I had my eyes on, thought it said "Communist Coffee." Good stuff though, brought some back home and just finished the last of it.

    sb
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    DryFly1,

    This is great. I have a new project to make in the garage and a usefull one at that. That is the neatest little stove I have ever seen. I am still convinced that we fisherpeople love every new gadget that comes along, especially one that works and is packable.

    Actually I already have an alcohol stove but it is not this neat and I did not make it. Let the brewing begin!

    Happy trails to you....gary <*))))><

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    I just test fired this little thing and WOW! This is going to be perfect for backcountry hikes and flyroddin'!
    So what if I don't catch a fish! I'm standing in a river waving a stick. It doesn't get much better...

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