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Matt Mac

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Il show you mine if you show me yours.
I made 2 buddy burner's first a normal one second my own design. Works a treat. Built in wind break and pot stand. Lastly a ranger stove. Next a knock down rocket stove. Cheers. I look forward to your photos.
 

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Hobo stove made out of a stainless steel kitchen utensils holder. Because the draught holes are on the underneath I made the stand out of a redundant Coleman lamp frame. When not in use the stove slots inside the inverted stand
Apologies that this post came out above yours

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Il show you mine if you show me yours.
I made 2 buddy burner's first a normal one second my own design. Works a treat. Built in wind break and pot stand. Lastly a ranger stove. Next a knock down rocket stove. Cheers. I look forward to your photos.
 

Matt Mac

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Haha don't be silly I'm not bothered. Looks great. Nice job.
 

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The most basic of stoves is three six inch nails as a pot support, a foil tray from a mince pie with a hexamine block and the base of a barbecue tray cut out to provide the windshield.
 

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The most basic of stoves is three six inch nails as a pot support, a foil tray from a mince pie with a hexamine block and the base of a barbecue tray cut out to provide the windshield.
Yep that works although I prefer the smell of woodsmoy over hexamine any day, also I use 3 round square ended tent pegs with the ends turned into the center instead of nails
 

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Yep that works although I prefer the smell of woodsmoy over hexamine any day, also I use 3 round square ended tent pegs with the ends turned into the center instead of nails
I'll have to have a look to see If I have a cat can stove about, another good one is Don Johnson's Photon Stove.
 

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Never tried either, my go to for a quick brew is my trangia, nothing to go wrong;)
Trangia's are brilliant, I still use one with a clickstand every now and again. The cat can stove is effectively a trangia with a side burner as opposed to a rim burner and it provides it's own pot stand once pre-heated (doesn't take long). Not as strong as the trangia, but weighs very little indeed.

The Photon is an ultralight self pressurising stove, so it requires pre-heating, but once they're burning they are very fast (good for doing ultralight work like the KIMM).
 

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Trangia's are brilliant, I still use one with a clickstand every now and again. The cat can stove is effectively a trangia with a side burner as opposed to a rim burner and it provides it's own pot stand once pre-heated (doesn't take long). Not as strong as the trangia, but weighs very little indeed.

The Photon is an ultralight self pressurising stove, so it requires pre-heating, but once they're burning they are very fast (good for doing ultralight work like the KIMM).
I do have a miniature fold up primus stove which must be pre war, need to service it and get it fired up again. I've seen cat stoves made out of cans and agree they do look very efficient so perhaps it might be time to make one
 

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I've seen cat stoves made out of cans and agree they do look very efficient so perhaps it might be time to make one
I made mine out of two pate tins and a britvic can. All of the specs for them can be had from Zen Stoves along with a load of others.
 

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Photos or it didn't happen;)



Not the best pictures in the world and now a little beaten up, but it is about 3 years old which ain't bad fro this type of stove. :)

Don't ask me for photos of the photon stove as I probably wouldn't be able to find it as it's in the Garage post me moving along with the brontosaurs and Trex's I had a s child as pets:whistle:
 

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Not the best pictures in the world and now a little beaten up, but it is about 3 years old which ain't bad fro this type of stove. :)

Don't ask me for photos of the photon stove as I probably wouldn't be able to find it as it's in the Garage post me moving along with the brontosaurs and Trex's I had a s child as pets:whistle:
Looks good for something that old
 

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Looks good for something that old
Probably because it's pretty much all aluminium construction. I must admit that I was a little dubious as to how well the thin Aluminium would handle the heat, but probably due to the laws of thermodynamics and conduction more to the point, it actually works very well.

It also dumps heat post use really quite quickly. It weighs virtually nothing too as a bonus.
 

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Probably because it's pretty much all aluminium construction. I must admit that I was a little dubious as to how well the thin Aluminium would handle the heat, but probably due to the laws of thermodynamics and conduction more to the point, it actually works very well.

It also dumps heat post use really quite quickly. It weighs virtually nothing too as a bonus.
The theory is simple enough Leon the meths gasifies so although you probably can't see it there will always be a space between the sidewall and the flame, its the reason trangias last for years
 
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