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10:40 p.m. on October 29, 2011 (EDT)
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I stumbled on to this web site about various types of homemade stoves.

http://wings.interfree.it/html/main.html

My little Snowpeak Gigapower is still my favorite but I have fun making pop can stoves. Has anyone tried these? I heard the best is a cat food can with holes punched around the top.

1:18 p.m. on October 30, 2011 (EDT)
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C4B7, I'm glad you have an interest in DIY stoves, I do too, along with several other members of Trailspace.

The Snow Peak Gigapower is a great stove and I enjoy using mine too.

The "Cat Stove" is a very simple stove to make and works well although there are several other designs / types that are more fuel efficient....and more difficult to make.

The penny stove is another fairly easy stove to build that I think is a little more fuel efficient than the cat stove. Maybe you have already built these other stoves ?

Do you have any photos of the stoves you are building?

Mike G.

4:44 p.m. on October 30, 2011 (EDT)
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Trouthunter said: The penny stove is another fairly easy stove to build that I think is a little more fuel efficient than the cat stove.

 

What is the penny stove?

Check out my three trip reports from my hikes around the Catalina's here near Tucson. I arrived two weeks ago after cycling down from Flagstaff.

6:57 p.m. on October 30, 2011 (EDT)
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If you are not afraid of alcohol "blue burning balls of death" try:

http://zenstoves.net/

I think that this is one of the most useful and informative DIY alcohol stove sites that I've come across. It covers stoves, stands, windshields as well as other misc stuff.

;)

AR

11:47 p.m. on November 1, 2011 (EDT)
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I've used the zenstoves.net to make a pop can stove but that is the extent to my experimentation. I thought it was neat to see other web 1.0 sites talking about it.

6:03 p.m. on November 2, 2011 (EDT)
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Remember my soup can stove useing a BBQ briquitte. Works very well in a pinch!

6:31 p.m. on November 15, 2011 (EST)
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Some nice inginuity

10:34 p.m. on November 15, 2011 (EST)
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GaryPalmer said:

Trouthunter said: The penny stove is another fairly easy stove to build that I think is a little more fuel efficient than the cat stove.

 

What is the penny stove?

Check out my three trip reports from my hikes around the Catalina's here near Tucson. I arrived two weeks ago after cycling down from Flagstaff.

 Sorry for the late reply Gary, I simply missed your question.

The penny stove is an alcohol stove that is easy to make yourself, it is a semi pressurized stove that uses a penny over the fuel filler hole (a tiny hole located on top) to keep the pressure developed as the stove heats up from escaping out of the hole.

I believe the original design was made with the bottoms of two Heineken "Mini Keg" been cans.

Here is a link with instructions:

http://www.jureystudio.com/pennystove/penny2.html

I am way behind on trip reports Gary, but rest assured I will read them!

9:07 p.m. on November 16, 2011 (EST)
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Hey Trouthuner, your link was bad.

http://www.jureystudio.com/pennystove/

These are the best instructions I found to make a penny can stove. I know it isn't as comprehensive as Zenstoves but I like the layout much better.

5:42 p.m. on November 17, 2011 (EST)
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C4B7 said:

Hey Trouthuner, your link was bad.

http://www.jureystudio.com/pennystove/

These are the best instructions I found to make a penny can stove. I know it isn't as comprehensive as Zenstoves but I like the layout much better.

 Thanks for the help, I must admit I was in a hurry and did not check the link after posting.

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