DarenN wrote:Allen wrote:I like how You flattened the bottom. I has to be stronger than using an unopened top,
because of the scoring for the "pop top".
i can't stomach those energy drinks so i've been relying on others for my supply of cans. i ran out of cans so i stopped at the store and bought a couple. damn! those things are pricey!!
anyway; the point is: the bottom and the top have a different profile. if we use the top of the can as the bottom of a burner we will actually be reducing the capacity, compared to using two can bottoms with the bottom flattenned.
i do see a possibility for useing the top of the can for the top of the burner. this (if it works) will cut the cost of a burner in half and yet keep the highest possible capacity. i'll let you know how it works out.
i haven't tried mixed fuels yet, for two reasons.
1) i wouldn't be messing around with mixing fuels on the trail (or water). would you?
2) i can't get 91% iso, and can't find Heet of any kind. like Crystal hot sauce. can't get it in Canadialand. i have to get an American freind to smuggle it in.
I like Your new stove
Energy drinks are pricy here too. There is a growing trend for companys to use Pepsi can diameter
sizes but a taller 16 oz size. Can You get V8 or Cambell's Tomato juice?
It has the same size diameter as a small energy drink.
You can get a 6 pack for the price of 1 Red Bull can. I've been testing V8 cans all winter, with
no Ill effects. The 2 stoves used in My joke "Cold Man" stove were from V8 cans, and one, or both,
were used daily throughout the Winter.
I'm not a thru-hiker, so I carry My fuel from home, and often mix it.
Since You can't get ISO, I wan't mention it again