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by WanderingStovie
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tripod Pot Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 13468

Re: Tripod Pot Stand

I would not use it on a rocking picnic table, but that is good advice for other setups. Otherwise, I would be willing to use it on a multi-day hike. It has to be disassembled to fit in the pot. I made the horizontal sections as long as I could for stability, while still fitting across the inside dia...
by WanderingStovie
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tripod Pot Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 13468

Re: Tripod Pot Stand

There's a little wobble but not much. The music wire is thin, but it is doubled inside the tubes. The little bit of wobble is probably mostly due to flexing at the three corners. Friction between the wires and tubes tends to damp vibrations.

The pot in the picture has two cups of water in it.
by WanderingStovie
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tripod Pot Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 13468

Tripod Pot Stand

Here is my latest pot stand. It stores flat, with easy assembly and disassembly. It has 3 small rubber suction cups as feet. It is built from 1/8" brass tube and 0.047" music wire. http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index.php/Attachment/3053-Tripod001-jpg/ http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index....
by WanderingStovie
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Tents, Tarps, Hammocks and Bivies
Topic: Oware AsymTarp 1
Replies: 44
Views: 38997

Re: Oware AsymTarp 1

I was thinking metallized plastic sheets would be good for blocking light. It might help if you want to sleep during the day, and ought to improve privacy for some thinner translucent tents. Now if we could just get metallized cuben fiber.
by WanderingStovie
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Hexapod Pot Stand
Replies: 16
Views: 8864

Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

That was a lot slower than I am used to, but it might work for rice or pasta. I may try an egg. I wanted a short fat stove for maximum stability. I should be able to speed it up if I replace the wick and screen with an aluminum tube and capillary strip. The 0.078" music wire is tough stuff. I bounce...
by WanderingStovie
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Hexapod Pot Stand
Replies: 16
Views: 8864

Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

I built a simmer stove from a shoe polish container, a stainless steel sink strainer, and some toilet paper. http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index.php/Attachment/3028-Cone005-jpg/ http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index.php/Attachment/3029-Cone006-jpg/ It boiled 2 cups of 72F water in 24 minut...
by WanderingStovie
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Hexapod Pot Stand
Replies: 16
Views: 8864

Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

The "T"-nuts at Home Depot were too big. The candle wick clips at Michael's were tapered. I found some small rubber suction cups at AS&S that should work. I bought six for a total of $0.90. I just need to wrap tape around the ends of the wires to increase the diameter to 1/8".
by WanderingStovie
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Hexapod Pot Stand
Replies: 16
Views: 8864

Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

Will you put something on the ends of the wires to prevent sinking into the ground? I looked for plastic feet but did not find what I had in mind. It probably exists, but I do not know how to find it with a search engine. What I want would be shaped like a "T"-nut, but it would not be threaded, and...
by WanderingStovie
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Hexapod Pot Stand
Replies: 16
Views: 8864

Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

I have made a bunch of stoves based on Tetkoba's Capillary Hoop Stove. They are easy to light, warm up quickly, and have a steady heat output until the fuel is nearly gone. They have inward jets that converge into a miniature tornado of flame, making them a good show and tell item on the trail. I li...
by WanderingStovie
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Hexapod Pot Stand
Replies: 16
Views: 8864

Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

I was thinking about round plastic feet, but have not looked for any yet.

Old rabbit ears TV antennas have nice round pieces at the ends to keep people from poking their eyes out. Maybe something like that would work.