Alcohol Stoves

7:50 p.m. on February 20, 2005 (EST)
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The mother of all alcohol stove web pages is at http://home.comcast.net/~agmann/stove/index.htm

If you don't find a certain DIY stove there or linked from there - it doesn't exist.

I just made a few and can't stop.

1:59 a.m. on February 22, 2005 (EST)
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Go to the forums on www.backpacking.net (The Lightweight Backpacker). You'll find more info on alcohol stoves than you can imagine, including even more designs than on the site you list and links to pretty much every site that deals with these kinds of stoves.

9:51 p.m. on February 22, 2005 (EST)
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I apologize for not adding above that Rex's recommendation is a really good one and didn't mean to imply otherwise. The Zen site has some great info on stoves and fuels. It is also very up to date with pictures of the yet unreleased MSR stove on it. The latest is that the new MSR won't be out until 2007, according to a post on the TLB forum by someone from MSR. Since TLB is focused on lightweight backpacking, stoves and alcohol stoves in particular of every possible design and variation get a lot of discussion. Lots of DYI info on making Pepsi can stoves, Altoid stoves, you name it.

3:49 p.m. on March 28, 2005 (EST)
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The http://zenstoves.net/ site also has some great info on canister stoves and cold weather tricks.

http://zenstoves.net/Canister.htm

Worth checking out.

4:36 p.m. on March 28, 2005 (EST)
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Compressed gas website

Virtually all the information on the zenstoves site has been posted here on Trailspace and its predecessor, Views From The Top, Mountain Community (mtncommunity.org), and other websites by me and others. Nonetheless, this does provide a good collection of the information in a single location, with good photos (Trailspace doesn't take photos at present).

One interesting omission in the cold weather tips is Primus cold weather kit, and the related suggestion of using chemical handwarmers to provide enough heat to vaporize the butane and butane mix fuels.

I do suggest looking at a number of the other backpacking stove websites that have been cited here on Trailspace, though, since there are some minor errors that are more correctly explained on most of the other sites.

4:54 p.m. on March 28, 2005 (EST)
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other part of zenstove website

Should have mentioned the liquid fuel part of the zenstove website. This part is rather incomplete in its discussion of liquid fuel stoves, although it has some of the more interesting new stoves. The stove fuel name section is the most problematic part. The Australian "Fuel Names" site is far more complete and has a very extensive listing of the fuel names used in most countries where people are likely to be travelling - http://members.iinet.net.au/~mbuckler/fuel/index.shtml and http://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/FAQ_FuelNames.htm

Also, much of the zenstove information was posted earlier on - http://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/FAQ_Stoves.htm

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