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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 14 2014, 7:41 pm  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I wanted to take Kim on a close-in overnighter to see if she gets it. She does. We had a great time.

Dutch Doctor Shelter, a close-in vacation paradise

Low temps near 20. I slept in two bags with my uninsulated Big Agnes Iron Mountain mummy pad inside. Slept like a baby -- up every two hours bitching and griping. Still, I was quite warm. I'm just picky.



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I wasn't able to edit, so I'll continue...

The red bag is my GoLite Adrenaline 0*.

Now, I've owned homemade alky stove for years, got half a dozen laying around. I've tested them at home and at the park, but never in the field, or in cold weather. To me, it was a novelty, like, 'Hey, guys, look what I made!'

I've seen the light...

I either took a near-empty canister, or we used too much fuel, and found ourselves without the use of my Primus Express. So, I broke out the alky stove:



And lit her up:



Worked better than the canister stove -- boiled much quicker, and quieter. And having just weighed the whole thing -- stove, penny, screen, stand, pot and handle. A hair over 8 oz.

I'm sold.


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uuughh..cant read a post when it isnt sized to screen!!! Hope you had a good time though.

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Sounds like you had a good time.

Now gimme the specs on that alcohol stove!


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I made the stove from energy drink cans, used the awl on my SAK for the fuel hole and a thumbtack for the jets. The windscreen is a chicken can, one of the bigger ones, of course. The stand is made from galvanized garden screen. The penny is made from copper and zinc.

It holds about 2.5 oz, giving me about 15 minutes of burn time, even when I used it at Harriman.

I also just bought a sectional windscreen on ebay for $6:



Cool, cheap, light windscreen


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Specs for Alcohol stoves can be found online just look up Cat can stove / I've been using a Cat can stove for almost 10 years now - negitive's / ineffective below 20 unless you keep your fuel warm, other wise I've completed the AT, NPT and the VT LT without an issue even if you cant find Heet someone always has Moonshine for fuel :)     .............................
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It's not so much about keeping your fuel warm, but getting your fuel warm. All that metal sucks heat. I wonder if putting some carbon felt in the base might stay saturated long enough to get the stove hot enough to keep the HEET boiling long enough to maintain a flame? Though, at the lean-to, we didn't have any problems.

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