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#180632 - 11/09/13 04:11 PM Fancy Feast Alcohol Stove
JeremyRardin Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 13
To make this stove all you need is a can of fancy feast cat food from Walmart and a hole puncher. Alcohol stoves are ultralight stoves, usually homemade from aluminum cans, that burn denatured alcohol, Yellow HEET, grain alcohol, and even rubbing. I would recommend using denatured alcohol as it has a good heat output and can be found easily at any Walmart neat the home improvement section.

There are a lot of advantages to using a homemade alcohol stove rather than a commercial backpacking stove: weight, simplicity, reliable, quiet, odorless, fuel can be bought anywhere, little to no maintenance, and very low cost. It may take a little longer to boil water than other stoves, but what else do you have to do while sitting by your fire after a day’s worth of hiking? I would say spare a few extra minutes and save a few extra ounces.

If you want to see the full construction details and pictures check out the following link:
http://jearsblog.wordpress.com/gear/diy/fancy-feast-alcohol-stove/

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#180639 - 11/10/13 12:26 PM Re: Fancy Feast Alcohol Stove [Re: JeremyRardin]
BrianLe Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 1146
Loc: Washington State, King County
In general I find this link the best for helping people build this stove:
http://andrewskurka.com/2011/how-to-make-a-fancy-feast-alcohol-stove/
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http://postholer.com/brianle

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#180762 - 11/14/13 07:44 PM Re: Fancy Feast Alcohol Stove [Re: BrianLe]
PDA Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 75
Perhaps better known as Jim Wood's Super Cat stove
http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/SuperCat/index.html

Be careful getting into DIY alcohol stoves. It is addictive. A vary good introduction is:
http://zenstoves.net/Stoves.htm

The ultimate manifestation of stovie addiction can be found in the sublime work of Tetkoba in Japan
http://www.youtube.com/user/tetkoba/videos

Be warned!!!!!!!!!!

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