X-Men Stove For Scouts

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X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by zelph » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:38 pm

It has the shape of an "X" :mrgreen:

Made of steel and folds flat for storage.

Weighs 2 ounces

Sturdy enough to withstand wood fires.

It fits the K-Mart grease pot perfect.

I'm making up some kits for the Girlscout organization that my grandaughter belongs to. They will be using DIY "Buddy Burners" under the pot.
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Re: X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by sudden » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:18 pm

You are lucky. The troop I deal with will not allow alcohol stove or diy stoves. Everything by the book. Would be fun to show them how to make a stove :(
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Re: X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by zelph » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:11 pm

sudden wrote:You are lucky. The troop I deal with will not allow alcohol stove or diy stoves. Everything by the book. Would be fun to show them how to make a stove :(
Won't they allow making the "Vagabond" stove for burning wood and using "buddy burners"?
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Re: X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by sudden » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:48 pm

This is the rule pretty much:

1. Commercially available (BSA rules say home-made stoves are now illegal for scouting.)
2. Must be able to be used with many types of pots. Mainly Scout Mess Kit Pot, GSI Alum 2L, + Anything a Scout might buy at Walmart, Target, Dicks, or Bass Pro.
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Re: X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by sudden » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:57 pm

"People are not persuaded by what we say, but rather by what they understand."

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Re: X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by zelph » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:51 pm

sudden wrote:This is the rule pretty much:

2. Must be able to be used with many types of pots. Mainly Scout Mess Kit Pot, GSI Alum 2L, + Anything a Scout might buy at Walmart, Target, Dicks, or Bass Pro.
That #2 fits the use of the "x" stove when used with wood and the solid fuel "buddy burner"

I agree with the scouting rules that govern the use of DIY pop can stoves that use alcohol. Too many accidents out there due to improperly made stoves. If they were to follow our directions here on bplite then all would have been ok. They would never have banned the alchy stoves ;) :D

Here is a link to Mother Earth's DIY Hobo Stove

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yo ... Stove.aspx

Here is an interesting feature of that stove:


First, as shown in the drawing, remove the bottom from a No. 10 tin can and cut a 4"-rsquare door along the lower margin of the container. Now, flip the can over and drop the detached bottom inside so that it rests on the inside of the top. Still holding the can upside down, punch several smoke holes around the top rim with a can opener. The can-opener tabs will keep the second lid—the piece you cut out of the bottom — in place so it can act as a durable double top when the can is turned right side up.
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Re: X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by zelph » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:55 pm

My wife followed the directions from the mother earth plans and made a stove to see how well it does. she's outside right now trying it out. I'll have a photo of it later.
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Re: X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by zelph » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:12 am

Here is a photo of the one she made. It's burning a DIY buddy burner made with parafin wax, sawdust inside a paper cupcake liner.
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Re: X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by zelph » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:57 am

zelph wrote:Here is a photo of the one she made. It's burning a DIY buddy burner made with parafin wax, sawdust inside a paper cupcake liner.
this past week of camping gave my wife a good amount of time to test various fuels in her stove. Wood pellets, buddy burners, Sterno and alcohol. I have photos to load and will post when they are up. She fried 2 eggs on it. The stove does not burn hot. It has a double steel top that really tempers the heat.

The "X" shaped pot support really works nice for twiggy fires. :D
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Re: X-Men Stove For Scouts

Post by realityguy » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:46 pm

You'll have to catch the wife testing stoves on the kitchen counter..then she'll understand.. ;)

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