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by BubbleHead
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Has anyone seen this 'Chimney Jet' Before?
Replies: 11
Views: 4374

Re: Has anyone seen this 'Chimney Jet' Before?

I don't think he builds them to go backpacking with. Which is unfortunate, because with a lightweight backpacking mindset, someone with such skill and ingenuity could really come up with some neat concepts. Like Zelph's Monster can setup he previewed for next year, off-topic but I really like that ...
by BubbleHead
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Torque wrench turned utility knife
Replies: 2
Views: 7572

Torque wrench turned utility knife

I came into possession of this piece of metal in an interesting way... It started its life as a torque wrench, or rather part of a torque wrench. At some point the wrench broke and one of the Machinists Mates (mechanic types) in my crew had some free time on his hands, and after what must have been ...
by BubbleHead
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: My first stove (Side jet)
Replies: 10
Views: 5657

Re: My first stove (Side jet)

Wow! So cool someone took the time to run such a thorough experiment. Really interesting results. I noticed not only that his stoves were much shorter than mine (was just thinking yesterday I'd like to make another stove at half the height for size and durability) but also that his inner wall appear...
by BubbleHead
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Has anyone seen this 'Chimney Jet' Before?
Replies: 11
Views: 4374

Re: Has anyone seen this 'Chimney Jet' Before?

Really clean, attractive design. Well made. I like the fact that the cap comes off to serve as the priming pan also.
Only thing I'm not sold on is that the pot stand arms are screwed on - wouldn't pack down as small as it could otherwise and could possibly bend/break while packed.
by BubbleHead
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: My first stove (Side jet)
Replies: 10
Views: 5657

Re: My first stove (Side jet)

Here's a better visual for you. This isn't mine, it's a user photo from Amazon.com that gave me the idea for the windscreen. I used a taller can and set the stakes lower. Same cup that I use, though, that fits on my Nalgene.

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by BubbleHead
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: My first stove (Side jet)
Replies: 10
Views: 5657

Re: My first stove (Side jet)

Very nice! What kinda boil times you getting? How is fuel usage? I really like your windscreen idea. Cheap and looks to be VERY effective Because the pegs are below the top of the windscreen, the cup I use to cook sits inside the windscreen. I feel like this helps keep as much heat as possible on t...
by BubbleHead
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: DIY tarp tensioners
Replies: 22
Views: 15657

Re: DIY tarp tensioners

Awesome idea! I am going to give this a try next week.
by BubbleHead
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Welcome to bpLite.com!
Topic: Another newbie!
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Re: Another newbie!

realityguy wrote:Do they also make you WAX THAT SUB? :shock:


Funny that you mention it, the floor tiles are the non-wax type, but we wax them anyway. Gotta love the Navy.
by BubbleHead
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: My first stove (Side jet)
Replies: 10
Views: 5657

My first stove (Side jet)

Several months ago I decided to try my hand at constructing a cheap stove to decide if I could create something backcountry-worthy for solo trips... I have to say, this thing was fun to make (a bit painstaking) and works great! Hardly efficient compared to more expensive stoves but great for the mon...
by BubbleHead
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Welcome to bpLite.com!
Topic: Another newbie!
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Another newbie!

My name is Riley, I'm a submarine sailor in Connecticut. Don't get a lot of time for hiking or backpacking these days, but still very much in love with it! I love the idea of making my own gear and have a couple projects to post about that I have done. Looking forward to reading and posting around h...

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