Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ultra light Camp Stove Experiment

As I suddenly ponder the idea of ultra-light self-supported bike-camping--or just ultralight backcountry camping, I decided to mess around with a home-built alcohol powered stove.

Two beer cans, some ethanol, some foil and a light can boil a cup of water in a few minutes. It weights so little and costs so little, It's not even worth noting.


It worked so well on first try, it's almost hard to make it better. But after messing with it, I will--especially in regards to stability.