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alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:23 am
by GAGA
i want to know which is the best alcohol stove nominated , but has to have this features in this order:
-1- power
-2- reliability
-3- weight
-4- alcohol consumption
-5- durability
i want to buy one and have it as a back up stove.

Re: alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:34 am
by Ridgerunner
GAGA wrote:i want to know which is the best alcohol stove nominated , but has to have this features in this order:
-1- power
-2- reliability
-3- weight
-4- alcohol consumption
-5- durability
i want to buy one and have it as a back up stove.


It's hard to beat the hikers Trangia plus it comes with a simmering lid. The main drawback is weight as it is a brass burner instead of aluminum. We have made aluminum spin-offs here on bplite. ;)

Re: alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:19 am
by Allen
This is what I always tell people who ask this.

First decide what kind of cooking You will do.
Are You just going to boil water to rehydrate dried foods?
Or are You going to cook real food, like eggs and bacon?

For How many People?

Then decide which Pot(s) You are going to carry (All Day) to cook it in.

THEN pick Your stove.

What Cooking System are You currently using that You want to Back Up?

Cheers!

Re: alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:46 am
by zelph
GAGA wrote:i want to know which is the best alcohol stove nominated , but has to have this features in this order:
-1- power
-2- reliability
-3- weight
-4- alcohol consumption
-5- durability
i want to buy one and have it as a back up stove.


The Fancee Feest meets your requirements. Make your own or purchase one here.

All about the FF and how to make one

You can buy one right here on bplite

Re: alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:21 pm
by GAGA
i want to backup a pocket rocket , basically boil water and light coking `

Re: alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:21 pm
by Allen
GAGA wrote:i want to backup a pocket rocket , basically boil water and light coking `


Ok tell us what pot(s) you use, and the diameter of them. :)
A Titan Kettle?

Cheers!

Re: alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:57 pm
by GAGA
Allen wrote:
GAGA wrote:i want to backup a pocket rocket , basically boil water and light coking `


Ok tell us what pot(s) you use, and the diameter of them. :)
A Titan Kettle?

Cheers!

of course a titan kettle, i have the MSR 900mL and the snow peak 1L with lids,and if Zelph recommended the fancy feast stove... i suppose is good and i will get it but I want also the fancy feast recipes that i can cook with it ;)

Re: alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:13 pm
by zelph
GAGA wrote:
Allen wrote:
GAGA wrote:i want to backup a pocket rocket , basically boil water and light coking `


Ok tell us what pot(s) you use, and the diameter of them. :)
A Titan Kettle?

Cheers!

of course a titan kettle, i have the MSR 900mL and the snow peak 1L with lids,and if Zelph recommended the fancy feast stove... i suppose is good and i will get it but I want also the fancy feast recipes that i can cook with it ;)


You mean like chicken -n-tuna with gravy on the side.

The Fancee Feest is easy to make, give it a try before you buy :D

Re: alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:49 pm
by Allen
The Fancy Feast is a good choice.

I would consider a White Box or a simular stove for your bigger pots..
They're tough stoves that don't need a potstand.

Here's one for 10.00

http://minibull.org/mbdstore/inde ... 3b1384fcc3

Here's a video:

http://minibull.org/myadventure/i ... temid=1002

If You feel up to making Your own stove, a Super cat, or an open top side burning stove made
from Pepsi cans, or Red Bull cans (for smaller pots) is pretty hard to beat.

Re: alcohol stoves...which is the ONE!

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:41 pm
by zelph
Allen wrote:The Fancy Feast is a good choice.

I would consider a White Box or a simular stove for your bigger pots..
They're tough stoves that don't need a potstand.

Here's one for 10.00

http://minibull.org/mbdstore/inde ... 3b1384fcc3

Here's a video:

http://minibull.org/myadventure/i ... temid=1002

If You feel up to making Your own stove, a Super cat, or an open top side burning stove made
from Pepsi cans, or Red Bull cans (for smaller pots) is pretty hard to beat.


The video shows the flames burning in such a manner that they are surley gettin the bottom the pot dirty with soot. Why not use wood for fuel? That's probably why he reduced the price down to 10.