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wbmkk

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Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« on: 19:19:16, 17/02/21 »
Has anybody here got one of these ..


https://www.amazon.com/REDCAMP-Alcohol-Backpacking-Lightweight-Aluminium/dp/B0794NZXZG


Although I do have an MSR Pocket Rocket and gas, was thinking this alcohol stove would be lighter and perhaps good for a day hike, for a cuppa. of course, I could be wrong.


On AliExpress for about 7 with the stand and including delivery, I thought it is worth a try.


I know this is a copy (well, similar to) the popular Trangia stove but about half the price.


I wanted to post a picture, but was unable to do so .. said too many characters



Slowcoach

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #1 on: 19:38:53, 17/02/21 »
I have a Trangia look alike....cheap and works very well. I also have several versions of the fancy feast style alcohol burners. I have made these with different height and diameter cans. I actually prefer these to the trangia style burner.
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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #2 on: 20:01:56, 17/02/21 »
Make sure you use a windshield, you probably know that but just in case.

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #3 on: 20:58:23, 17/02/21 »
Hi Wbmkk if it's a day hike cuppa you're after then a flameless system is good. From my experience they do just what us needed, I'll say the whole kit for a day is competitive weight wise with any other system
Not really for a multi day hike as the cumulative weight of the heat sachets would start being a distinct disadvantage. I have used the kit on a three day walk up in the Barrowburn and to Cow Green and back, staying in the hut up on the cheviot ridge.

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #4 on: 21:12:16, 17/02/21 »
Chew Green?

richardh1905

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #5 on: 21:46:01, 17/02/21 »
Check out Speedster Stoves. https://speedsterstoves.co.uk/index.php


I have just completed making my own meths stove, inspired by Speedster's design - the wind shield acts as the pot stand. I think that having a good windshield is critical to the success of an alcohol stove.
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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #6 on: 23:34:50, 17/02/21 »
I use a small piece of foil beneath the stove for ground protection and heat reflection, maybe 1g added to weight.

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #7 on: 23:40:55, 17/02/21 »
zenstoves.net
For anyone interested in alcohol stoves this site is a must.

jimbob

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #8 on: 00:22:42, 18/02/21 »
Chew Green?
Yes, that's how it's known👍
Blimmin fingers.
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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #9 on: 08:42:37, 18/02/21 »
I use a small piece of foil beneath the stove for ground protection and heat reflection, maybe 1g added to weight.
Good tip. Was thinking of using a foil pie dish - after eating the pie first, of course!
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Peak

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #10 on: 08:46:30, 18/02/21 »
That's what I use, cut to same radius or shape as pot support.

Slowcoach

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #11 on: 08:54:45, 18/02/21 »
zenstoves.net
For anyone interested in alcohol stoves this site is a must.
For just about all things to do with alcohol stoves look at Hiram  Cook on YTube.
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richardh1905

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #12 on: 08:56:04, 18/02/21 »
zenstoves.net
For anyone interested in alcohol stoves this site is a must.


Thanks Peak, most interesting. http://zenstoves.net/Stoves.htm


I've made a simple open flame stove out of an aluminium tin 60mm in diameter; has a close fitting lid too. I say 'made', but all I did was grab a tuft of mineral wool insulation from the loft, and stuff it in. Simplicity itself, easy to fuel, no priming, spill proof, light as a feather (14g empty), and seems to do the job just fine when used with a close fitting windshield.
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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #13 on: 09:15:32, 18/02/21 »
Slowcoach, thanks for that, will have look later.

wbmkk

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Re: Alcohol Stove for a quick cuppa
« Reply #14 on: 10:21:50, 18/02/21 »
I have used the kit on a three day walk up in the Barrowburn and to Cow Green and back, staying in the hut up on the cheviot ridge.
Thank you for your reply .. I assume you are quite local .. i am in Whitley Bay