posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 10:09 PM
We are going to do some experimenting next week with making our own alcohol stoves.
Alcohol stoves are great because they will burn a variety of fuels that are readily available at several different type of stores. Everclear works
well but denatured alchohol, rubbing alchohol and the stuff called dry gas for cars can be used. Grain alchohol is something that could be made and is
also supposedly not that difficult, but i would assume flammable and also illegal
They are also supposedly easy to make and could be replaced with commonly found trash items in a survival type situation.
I used to have a lightweight Trangia backpacking stove and i loved it, it was super lightweight and the whole thing including the pots fit together
and weighed around 1.5 lbs.
But they are pricey and not really much different than the better stoves made with various soda, cat food, tuna and Heineken cans.
So has anyone actually made one of these things, do they really work well and are they as simple as they seem?