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years ago i had this great little compact fold open heat tab stove from the boyscout. the heat tabs lasted forever, and they wooked well under any condition. but now when i try and find one, they are non-existant. anybody know where i can find one these days? or why they arn't around anymore?:xeye:
 

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the guy in this video used 5 tabs i believe. i used only 1 at a time and waited patiently. now i gotta score a new one for each bug out bag
 

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Little Stove

Brands to look for:
I prefer an Alcohol stove. Trangia makes a good one. If you get the Military Trangia it is bigger. You can make a Trangia like stove using pop cans; I made a couple and they work GREAT!

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/trangia/westwind/

http://www.trangia.se/english/2924.mini_trangia.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_stove

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverage_can_stove

Fuels:
Trioxane - military
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexamine_fuel_tablet
Sterno

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A friend just sent me an IKEA Utensil Drainer that is easily converted into a miniature Hobo Stove like that one made from a Billy Can.

Also have the mandatory soda can HEET stove and a new, not opened yet, Esbit that has not been folded to form yet, it's in a flat box out of a box of French rations.
 

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why they arn't around anymore?
because BSA's top proiorty is to appease, and avoid anything with the preception of risk.
bologna ...

It's because the BSA is looked to by many to be that adult male figure that is missing in so many families
... and boys go to camp not knowing to be aware/careful so a tree branch doesn't poke him in the eye.
 

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because bsa's top proiorty is to appease, and avoid anything with the preception of risk.
if that was tru then a knife would not be one of the first things you learn to use.
 

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Off Track

Of track a little but that's OK!

Here's some more stuff.

I found this site several years ago.
http://www.backpacking.net/makegear.html

Sgt Rock's site. Used to be good but he's using a new FLASH interface that messes with older systems.
http://hikinghq.net/

Ray Jardine. He developed some innovative climbing equipment way back when, sold it, & retired. He now does ultralite equipment both selling and make your own stuff. I have his book 'Beyond Backpacking' and it has loads of cool stuff in it. He hiked the Applachian Trail with a 7.5 lb pack! I'd like to hike the AT but with the way things are now I would hate to get stuck out there when things get really BAD.
http://www.rayjardine.com/

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years ago i had this great little compact fold open heat tab stove from the boyscout. the heat tabs lasted forever,
Do what the USMIL did--just use a can.

Old skool--take, say a tuna can and wash the stink out of it. Take your john wayne/p38 and cut three small slits in the lower sides. Push them in a little. These will be your air intake. Now bend the can slightly so it's not round (more stable this way). Drop your heat tab in it, put your pot/cup on it and go.
The shorter the can, the more stable it'll be and the closer to the heat it will be.

If there are available, you can put rocks around the can to rest larger pans on it and make it more stable.

In Crats, there used to be a smaller can and that's the one we'd always use for a "stove". Just another reason--IMO--cans are good.
 

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bologna ...
have you seen the new hight/weight chart? http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34605_Letter.pdf
all shooting sports supplies are REQUIRED to be bought from national. no more local donations.
Cubs Scouts have a freaking video game belt loop now.

i have been volenteering at the Cub Scout day camp for the last six years, as well as being involved in the local pack, and the lawyers / bean counters are strangling the BSA. it aint like it used to be.
 
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