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Colt
2013-08-14, 18:07
What stoves are you guys using ? I have used a svea 123 for about 15 yr's .

Tin Man
2013-08-14, 18:09
Want to buy a stove? I know a guy . . .

Kanga
2013-08-14, 18:57
I've got a little cat food alcohol stove that Skids made me years ago. still going strong.

Skidsteer
2013-08-14, 19:26
I've managed to control my stove building addiction and have been using the same alcohol stove for about the last five years.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/More%20TTL%20photos/MoreTTLphotosandvids009.jpg (http://s222.photobucket.com/user/acsskidsteer/media/More%20TTL%20photos/MoreTTLphotosandvids009.jpg.html)

It doesn't look this pretty anymore.

Superman
2013-08-14, 19:51
I'm still using the little wiener can in an esbit frame that I made in 2000 about at Gatlinburg, uses alcohol. When I hike with Daisy we usually carry our old zip stove.

SGT Rock
2013-08-14, 20:09
I've been using my own homemade stove for a number of years now.

Tin Man
2013-08-14, 20:11
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Big Mac
2013-08-14, 20:13
I carry a pocket rocket.

SGT Rock
2013-08-14, 20:21
I carry a pocket rocket.

And what do you use for a stove?

Badump bump:bandit:

sheepdog
2013-08-14, 20:22
I use an alcohol stove about half the time. A JetBoil the other half. An MSR whisperlite in the winter.

woodsy
2013-08-14, 20:28
MSR whisperlite year round. One stove is all i need and she roars . :bandit:

sheepdog
2013-08-14, 20:30
MSR whisperlite year round. One stove is all i need and she roars . :bandit:

The quality of a man's life is reflected on how many stoves he possesses.

an old chinese proverb.

woodsy
2013-08-14, 21:03
The quality of a man's life is reflected on how many stoves he possesses.

an old chinese proverb.


So is just one stove good or not ?

We only have two seasons here anyway, winter and summer, and summer is short

Skidsteer
2013-08-14, 21:50
And what do you use for a stove?

Badump bump:bandit:

Hahaha!

Skidsteer
2013-08-14, 21:51
I use an alcohol stove about half the time. A JetBoil the other half. An MSR whisperlite in the winter.

I'm on my second Jetboil for camping. Long story.

Tin Man
2013-08-14, 21:55
I'm on my second Jetboil for camping. Long story.

it's okay. we still respect you

sheepdog
2013-08-14, 22:56
So is just one stove good or not ?

We only have two seasons here anyway, winter and summer, and summer is short

you must ask the sage at the top of the mountain for that answer.

john pickett
2013-08-15, 08:12
Homemade alcohol stove. I have about a dozen to choose from. Every time I get a slow day I make another or tweak one or a pot holder or a windscreen or...

Roche
2013-08-15, 09:48
I use a Vargo Triad and the wife uses a Maytag MER5875RAB; food tastes better using the Maytag.

Rosaleen
2013-08-15, 10:03
Doesn't a lot of food taste better when someone else does the cooking?

Superman
2013-08-15, 10:36
Doesn't a lot of food taste better when someone else does the cooking?

That is especially true of my cooking.

D'Artagnan
2013-08-15, 13:42
Beer can stove and JetBoil.

MedicineMan4040
2013-08-15, 23:45
Poof always carries a canister. I think its the rocket pocket (I've got one of those too but its not for cooking). I carry a woodburner and charcoal for the first night. Lately it's been the Vargo Ti Box, holds 1 10-12 ounce rib eye like a champeen.

MonkeyBoy
2013-08-16, 02:30
When backpacking alone, I use a cat stove.

When backpacking with our Venture Crew, I use a Vargo (not allowed to use a homemade stove) or MSR Windpro

Spamburglar
2013-08-26, 11:06
I am partial to my fancee feest and titan kettle, although I am hoping to get my hands on a firefly soon.

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Sargevining
2013-08-26, 12:10
Cheapo Chinese Pocket Rocket with an Olicamps XTS pot, but I'm testing an Evernew stand as a woodburner and windscreen for Esbits. Never been a big alky fan, although I have several stoves. Burn bans down here for the past couple of years have kind of molded the stove market.

http://godgunspoliticsandhammockcamping.blogspot.com/2013/04/ok-i-threatened-to-do-this-and-are-only.html

MedicineMan4040
2013-08-30, 01:26
Spammy, that Titan (MSR 0.85L) will and has stood the test of time. My fav. pot of all time.

Ewker
2013-08-30, 10:17
Cheapo Chinese Pocket Rocket with an Olicamps XTS pot


I picked up one of those cheapo Chinese pocket rockets off the PIF thread. I was going to use it this weekend but I am going stoveless instead

Sargevining
2013-08-30, 10:31
I think they work just as good as the more 'spensive stuff on regular pots, but they really shine (as would any canister stove) with a heat exchanger (or whatever you call the wavy steel ring thingy on the bottom) like the Olicamp or JetBoil pots. I really do think that the extra weight of the Olicamp is worth it except perhaps for trips of two or three days duration where the weight of alcohol ends up being less than a canister. I'd definitely take it on short overnights where weight, for me, is moot and for trips of seven days or more where the weight of the system ends up being less than the required amount of alcohol.

ETA:

I am going to test that Olicamp with wood and alky on my Evernew stand. I don't hold out hope that it will make any difference with alky, but I suspect I will get quicker boils with wood than I might with a Ti or aluminum pot.

Ewker
2013-08-30, 12:26
I would like to see one of the Olicamp pots before I buy one. When both of us go I need a pot that will hold 4-5 cups of water. I think that one would work

Sargevining
2013-08-30, 13:45
Its a bit bigger than a 12 cm IMUSA. Same diameter, but taller. If the 12 cm IMUSA does it for you, so will the Olicamp.

Just looked at mine. There are measurement marks on the side. Full pot is 1 Liter. Durn Eurotrash---how many frikkin cups is that?

sheepdog
2013-08-30, 16:21
just over 4 cups

ragnall
2013-08-30, 18:12
I am going to test that Olicamp with wood and alky on my Evernew stand. I don't hold out hope that it will make any difference with alky, but I suspect I will get quicker boils with wood than I might with a Ti or aluminum pot.

I would like to know how this turns out for you. I use the Evernew set up as well. It is nice to be able to use the wood, but my boil time is long(like 10+ min) when using burning wood. Feeding little sticks into the stand for that long keeps me using alcohol most of the time.

Ragnall

Hog On Ice
2013-11-19, 21:29
yet another alcohol stove:


http://vimeo.com/64726512

sheepdog
2013-11-20, 03:46
nice find HOI. I think I'll make it.

SGT Rock
2013-11-20, 11:34
Cool design, measurement is pretty field expedient.

Ray
2013-11-20, 16:17
After watching that video, I'm going to go buy me some cans of European beer.

Not to make a stove. I just want some beer.

southmark
2013-11-20, 21:56
Zeph's Ring of Fire stove with a Skids inspired chopped Heineken pot for about 5 years.

Tin Man
2013-11-20, 22:04
i like beer

sheepdog
2013-11-20, 23:49
i like beer

+1...

Roche
2013-11-21, 07:29
I could never get beer to light in my alky stove.:confused2

Ray
2013-11-21, 08:02
I could never get beer to light in my alky stove.:confused2You shouldn't be putting light beer in your stove. Or anywhere else.

Seeker
2013-11-29, 21:58
Depends on the trip.

Back when I did more backpacking (had a younger back), I liked the SuperCat alcohol stove. Used it mostly with a titan kettle for rehydrating simple stuff and heating oatmeal water. I also like it with a USGI canteen cup or Olicamp aluminum cup for making soup or cocoa while out hunting.

For short-walk overnighters where I'm not doing much more than a couple meals, I like the MSR Pocket Rocket with a German Mess Kit or Mors Pot (Those are my favorite two mess kits, btw.)

Most of my trips these days are canoe trips. I have no issues portaging stuff, just don't like the whole trip spent carrying a pack. For those, I like the MSR SimmerLite with the aforementioned German Mess Kit or Mors Pot. I can taylor the bottle(s) to the trip length (11 and/or 22oz, and I think they even make a 33oz one).

I actually prefer to cook over a fire if I can, but when it's cold and rainy, it's sure nice to have a reliable stove to fall back on.

Rosaleen
2013-11-30, 15:04
Pretty cool!

I can see making a stove like this for a fly-drive-camp vacation. (Or a backpacking trip on which you will travel home via publlic transportation.) Make it at your destination or bring one that you don't mind giving away or tossing at the end of your trip. Also, this stove would be easy and quick to make as a replacement stove should one's stove be crushed or stolen. (Sadly, both of these things happen...)

jimtanker
2013-12-01, 23:51
I just built an Axe spray can stove yesterday. Easiest stove I've built yet, and fast to build too.

Tried it out today and it worked ok. Need to try an actual test against some of my tried and true stoves though.

Anyone here try one of those yet?

SGT Rock
2013-12-02, 08:13
I've not heard of it.

Hog On Ice
2013-12-02, 09:09
YAAS:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93Gq_nxZmXw

SGT Rock
2013-12-02, 09:18
Interesting. Not interested enough to want to make one though LOL.

SGT Rock
2013-12-02, 09:23
It sort of reminds me of this stove, Gredemeer has good results with it:

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=36656&d=1340151408

sheepdog
2013-12-05, 21:58
YAAS:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93Gq_nxZmXw

I like it

Hog On Ice
2014-01-29, 21:27
and YAAS again: http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-pressurizing-chimney-type-alcohol-stove/?ALLSTEPS

sheepdog
2014-02-01, 12:38
and YAAS again: http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-pressurizing-chimney-type-alcohol-stove/?ALLSTEPS

that is way cool