I've made something very similar to this before and it actually works quite well. Just thought I'd toss it out there for those putting together a BoB on a shoe string budget....or just general info.
Odd I made it exactly the way it was done in the video and I couldnt be any happier. I put my burner holes rights to the metal lip and after testing bent the holes towards the center. I notice mine only like to be started one way to burn efficiently and long span of time by puting an 1oz of fuel in side it, put the penny back over the hole, and then fill up the little bowl till it spills slightly onto the burner jets then light. This lasts me about 12-13 min. Oh and I too have 16 wholes on the burner. From what it sounds like to me is that your holes are to big. Was is heated up enough to vaporize and run the jets???the orifice seems to be importain to get right, the thumb tack didnt work very well. So I enlarger the holes and got a 15" yellow flame that looked really pretty but wasn't what I was after.
I made 16 holes, going to try 12 next time. just gotta tweek it a bit.
I was just emailing Tinny at Minibulldesign minute ago. I have the MBD Survival stove and was begging for a chicken waterer for a 2oz bottle. He said he had one in a drawer - yippee! Am 'saving up' for the M4. Love his stuff.Made a few of those myself, an even more simple model is the "cat can" stove which I have used with much success. I'm also a HUGE fan of the "Choke Hazard" alcohol stove by minibull designs, as well as many of minibulls designed stoves. I use the "choke hazard" when ultra-light camping. It was my sole stove on a 2,100 mile hike up the Appalachian trail.
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