I received a 7 page instruction sheet via email yesterday from the maker. They want me to be sure I get a preview of the stove and how it works. My initial impression is that it's a high tech machine and needs to be handled with care. Meaning things can go wrong if directions are not followed. It's indicated that the stove is made of pop cans and as such the material is thin etc.irrationalsolutions wrote:i can't wait to get your review of the stove. i was thinking if it works well i want to make one like it and take that on my thru hike. having something that can adjust would allow me to not get burned out with my menu.
Instructions are important in all stoves. The instructions for making a supercat stove warns of the alcohol accumilation on the bottom of your pot. When the pot is picked up there will be flaming alcohol attached to it. Be ready for the small flare up. The stove also has a tendency to stick to the bottom of the pot. Reading directions can help avoid problems. All that info is given in the authors direction on how to build it.
I would never fork out 34.00 dollars for a pop can stove.
Once I get the stove and do some initial test I will post them and also the instructions given by the maker.
It would be fun to test all the major stoves on the market.
Other stoves that can simmer are:
2. SS StarLyte UltraLyte
There are more, everyone can add the ones I forgot
Removing the lid from your pot and opening up the windscreen will assist in simmering. Most of the time we all hear how important it is to use a windscreen to acheive a boil. Important info there. remove the windscreen, no boil. If it's not boiling it's simmering. All agree?