I would want a pre heater for me and nuts about the stove.islandpiper said:If you were camping with us over this way in January/Feb when it is running 15 degrees at night you'd want a pre-heater too.
Thanks alot for posting this.. ive been building the stupid things for 3 days now and cant stop.. Ive got em all over the place trying different designs and even used em to heat up ppls lunch at work ..islandpiper said:Very cool...why didn't one of you guys think of this first?
http://www.instructables.com/id/Priming ... ot-Stand/#
I made a swedge at work today to turn the aluminum beer bottles inside out to make an open top side vent double wall stove.. Im going to tweek it a little in the morning but so far it works great.. the strength is incredible after forming.. Im 210 lbs and can stand on it with no hint of bending..islandpiper said:Project, glad to help. I have some fancy (expensive) European stoves and a couple of others, and here in Louisiana have gotten to where I just carry the aluminum can stoves. These side-wicks really help getting them up to speed. I have a pretty good stove made from an aluminum beer bottle as they are thicker metal than cans and just a few drops of fuel on the outside heater gets it going fast.
I finally emptied one of those mini-kegs that came filled with Newcastle Ale and cut the top four inches or so off and rolled the cut edge down to make a nice cooking kettle. A bit of wire made a bail. When i wear it out i'll have to buy another mini-keg. Darn.