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Old 01-30-2011, 12:27 AM
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I went with a 24oz. can because I wanted the ability to boil a bunch of water without constantly refilling the stove. I use a mix of HEET and 91% iso alcohol. The HEET by it's self burned too fast and the Alcohol never completely burned leaving a little left to pour out somewhere. I didn't like that idea. The 50/50 mix burns about 25% longer and it's a complete burn. Here's a few pics using the stove on my USGI canteen cup and a huge ravioli can. In the large can, I can bring to boil, 4 cups of water in around 18 minutes and keep it boiling for an additional 4-5 minutes on 2.5oz. of mix.

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Thanks for sharing.
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These pics look familiar. Is there a spoon missing?
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These pics look familiar. Is there a spoon missing?
LMAO!!! Yup, it was my brainfart post. Figured since I posted this wrong, I'd do it all right.
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How do you make those? and what is HEET?
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There are a few videos on Youtube on how to make them. i built a few and then made sort of a hybrid by combining a few designs, using a larger beer can, more holes...

HEET is a fuel additive you can find pretty much anywhere with an automotive section. I bought a 6 pack of it at walmart for 5 bux.
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where did you get the little attachment for the canteen cup that holds it up over the alcahol stove?
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There are a few videos on Youtube on how to make them. i built a few and then made sort of a hybrid by combining a few designs, using a larger beer can, more holes...

HEET is a fuel additive you can find pretty much anywhere with an automotive section. I bought a 6 pack of it at walmart for 5 bux.
i hear Everclear also works and has ahem 'other' uses as well!
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That's one of the coolest things I've seen lately. I stocked up on quite a bit of denatured alcohol but you're just using 91% Isopropyl and HEET? ...nice job.
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good tip on the heet and iso alcohol. I'll have to try that mix out myself. Thanks
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where did you get the little attachment for the canteen cup that holds it up over the alcahol stove?
I bought it at the local Army surplus. You can find them online pretty cheap.
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the big + for an alcohol stove is being DIY it's thrifty. in the woods/shtf situ it's quite.
have you tryed denatured alky? been told it's hotter burn than isopro.
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Nice job! I collect alcohol stoves and have made a couple of really tiny ones out of the metal tea light candle holders - before they started making the things out of something that's close to being aluminum foil.

I found a man in Maine who makes alcohol stoves that have remote fueling capability. He sells the parts, called nipples, that you can fit into the stove wall for a dollar, and the silicon tubing used for the fuel line is also very inexpensive. The stoves he uses the remote on are not beverage can type, though. He machines them out of a solid block of aluminum. I bought the least expensive for $20 and it's pretty neat. His website is minibulldesign.com. He has loads of videos on the stoves there and on youtube. You might get some inspiration for the next one you make. You could probably JB Weld the nipple into one of your stove walls.

Thanks for the heads up about Walmart and Heet. Best price I've seen so far.
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Thank you for posting that site, Shorebird. As with anything else, the Rule of 3s tells me I need 3 different ways to handle anything, and you just gave me a third good one for quick heat....
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i made mine from Icehouse cans as well lol
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I'm familiar with minibulldesigns. He makes some nice stuff. I have a few penny stoves I made from Red Bull cans that are more efficient and much smaller. I'll take a few pics and post them as well.
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OK, ran out on the back porch and took a couple of pics.

Side by side of the 2 last ones I made. The taller one works for boiling 2 cups of water with a boil in bag omelet with the water( 23 eggs, veggies, cheese, seasoning in a ziplock freezer bag. Doesn't contaminate the water), and enough fuel left over to fry up some bacon. The shorter one lasts long enough to boil 2 cups of water and keep it rolling for around 2 minutes.





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Looks good may try to make one. Thanks for sharing
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Thanks again, SL, for the post.
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