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My possible entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:09 pm
by zelph
It's called the "Stocking Stuffer"

It's made of stainless steel and it's "small"

It holds 1 ounce of fuel securely, no spill. Can be blown out and remaining fuel used for next heating. If we present the fuel correctly, we should get 4 cups boiled with the 1 ounce of fuel. No boil tests have been conducted. Still working on a potstand.

Did this quick video this morning:


Re: My entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:26 pm
by realityguy
Bill called and said he wants one!..As long as it doesn't take one of those damn primin' pans... :mrgreen:

:lol:

Re: My entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:39 pm
by zelph
He's in luck, no priming necessary with the Stocking Stuffer. :D

Did you notice how nice it fit in the little stocking, it's so cute!!!!

Re: My entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:55 pm
by realityguy
You are giving out the stockings with it,aren't you? :lol: Better get the wife busy knitting them up!
Can I get one in a mitten? :o

:lol:

Re: My entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:23 pm
by Ridgerunner
Now, that is just too darn cute!!! DandaMan ! Another unique design for Mr. Zelph. Did you build this stove or find the perfect container to add your magic insulation to? Is the top opening larger than the diameter of your medicine cups? You know I like the inversion fill method ! :lol:

Re: My entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:06 pm
by realityguy
Does the cap have an actual gasket in there..or is it "leakproof" because of the wicking material?I'm just wondering if it would evaporate inside after a while.

Re: My entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:46 pm
by dpritz
I'll take mine in a candy cane

Re: My entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:01 pm
by realityguy
I asked my wife for a "stocking stuffer" hiking stove last christmas..She gave me a book of matches and a lump of coal. :cry:

Re: My entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:36 pm
by zelph
The cap has a gasket to seal the stove cap. Have to wait till the stove cools down before putting the cap on. The opening is a little smaller than the medicine cup. The capacity of the stove is 40ml. I tried to boil 4 cups of 60 degree water in 60 degree air temp and failed to boil using 1oz HEET. Temp got up to 190. I'm using a grease saver pot. Denatured Alcohol might make the boil. I'll try tomorrow. .

1/2 oz heet boils 70 degree water in 12 min. Did 3 boil test with that set-up.

Found a good cover for the fuel absorber(not insulation) :D see photo. Still working on potstand, getting close

No candy canes or mittens, I ship in brown cardboard boxes only :mrgreen:

I'm still testing before I make them available. I don't want this little gem falling apart, melting, leaking. It has to be good enough for me, before I let it go to the world. ;)

RG, you're lucky she gave you matches to go with the coal :mrgreen:

My wife would have just given me the matches and then tell me to take a hike.

Re: My entry for the December Christmas Event

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:01 am
by Ridgerunner
My wife would have just given me the matches and then tell me to take a hike.
Your lucky Zelph, mine would have just gave me the lump of coal and said...figure it out ! :o :lol: