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by shingaling
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Kbar for stove making
Replies: 7
Views: 3731

Re: Kbar for stove making

I have a Kabar and a few other big knives, but there's no way I'd ever carry them in the field. Unless I was going for an extended trip, or was some place truly wild and remote and had to plan for emergency survival situations, I'd have a hard time packing anything larger than a SAK. That Kabar's fo...
by shingaling
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need a diy stove an 11yr old could make
Replies: 13
Views: 5965

Re: Need a diy stove an 11yr old could make

I think there were a few scout troops in the US that started selling alcohol stoves as a sort of fundraiser until the liability issue caught up with them. When I'm trying to get youngsters interested in stoves, I get them to make and use a StarLyte style stove. They're not as complicated as a jetted...
by shingaling
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: DIY Optimus Oven
Replies: 22
Views: 8213

Re: DIY Optimus Oven

I've probably got most of that stuff in the aluminum pile in my basement. How do you bake with it - do you put water in the lower pan and 'steam' bake the food in the mold pan?

Actually, after some searching, I think I found my answer here: Pan Bread...:
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by shingaling
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Stove made from an ice bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

Re: Stove made from an ice bucket

I've been doing some more testing, and I haven't had any more flames coming out of the top vents. It seems the big variable here is the type of fuel used. I'm only interested in burning dead twigs I can find anywhere. The more I burn, the more I question the videos I've seen on-line. I'm working on ...
by shingaling
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Stove made from an ice bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

Re: Stove made from an ice bucket

I've only done one burn, but when I saw the flames coming out of the vents at the top of the firebucket, they were only coming out of the bottom ring of slots. I'm thinking I have at least one ring too many there. Are there any guidelines about the size/area/placement of vents at the top compared to...
by shingaling
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Stove made from an ice bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

Stove made from an ice bucket

This is my first experience with a 'gasifier' stove, and it seems to have worked very well. I started off with a stainless steel, double-walled ice bucket from a thrift store. The size is between a 1 quart paint can and a small coffee can. 14 holes at the base of the outer wall, each aligned with a ...
by shingaling
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Double walled stainless containers...
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

Re: Double walled stainless containers...

Yeah, the weight is certainly a factor here. The bucket is 4 3/4" wide and 5 1/4" tall and it's fairly hefty, so it would be more for back yard use. Since it can't be disassembled, I was thinking of making the interior (fire bowl) vents by cutting slots with a Dremel and a small cut-off disc. I'll d...
by shingaling
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Double walled stainless containers...
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

Double walled stainless containers...

So far I've only tinkered with alcohol stoves, but recently double walled wood burners have aroused my interest. When looking for stainless containers to work with at the thrift store, I picked up a ss, dbl-wall ice bucket. Has anyone ever experimented with dbl-wall ice buckets, thermoses, coffee mu...
by shingaling
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a particular thread...
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Looking for a particular thread...

Happy New Year all! I'm looking for a thread I saw somewhere on here about a stove with a central hole that allows air to come up from below, through the center. I've searched for a while, but can't remember the name of the stove, or the name for that kind of stove in general. The reason I ask is th...
by shingaling
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Would you call this a "Stovie Fridge"?
Replies: 17
Views: 7571

Re: Would you call this a "Stovie Fridge"?

Had plastic army surplus canteens when I was a kid, but Dad always hiked with his aluminum, Vietnam-era canteen with case. The lining of the case was ratty wool batting. I thought he was crazy when he made me soak the case before a hike one summer day, but I sure was amazed when we hit the trail and...