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My Perfect Stove Kit.

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Wayland, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    That's neat isn't it.

    One combination I used to use had an aluminium base which fitted inside the billy in place of the bowl.

    Unfortunately it melted in the heat from the meths stove on a windy day so is no more.... :(

    I've still got the lid and the small pot it came with though.

    It was called a "Hot-Pot" but I haven't seen one for years.
     
  2. Greg

    Greg Full Member

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    To ease the pressure during cooking you could drill a small hole in the lids!:)
     
  3. Scots_Charles_River

    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I bought the larger £3.99 biscuit tin and the smaller one as it fits perfectly in as a billy. I drilled the holes, in my metakl workshop today - easy with the pillar drill - and I'm trying it out. The stainless steel plate is pretty thin.

    A small hole on the edge of the lid will release steam pressure as they do fit pretty tight.

    Making a wood stove for my swedish mil. trangia will give both meths and wood options.

    Great idea Wayland and cheap.

    Nick
     
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    Wayland,

    A quick question on the stove, (Not that I am trying to pinch your design ;) )

    Are there any other air holes in the SS container other than the large fule hole and double row of air holes at the bottom

    Feel free to tell me to S*d of!
     
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    rik_uk3 Banned

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    Do you dry your own food Wayland? I've had really good results using a cheap dehydrator, all sorts from carrots to minced beef :)
     
  6. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    If I didn't want to share the idea I wouldn't have posted it in the first place as I said above.

    The air holes at the bottom seem to be sufficient, there is a little bit of gap between the billy and the stove at the top so the heat causes an updraught and pulls air in at the base.

    Near the top there are 4 holes to put the skewers through and 2 square nicks for the billy can bail supports when packed.

    That's it.
     
  7. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I have not yet experimented with a dehydrator, it's something I'll have to try at some point.
     
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    ;) Only joking mate!

    Thanks for the info
     
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    Boatswain Tenderfoot

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    I'm really impressed with your kit, but I feel I have to ask why did you change from the Ikea hobo stove to the Morrison's one

    Cheers Roy
     
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    howe you do it makes no differt when you hungry its doesnot matter what your stoof look like
     
  11. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    The Morrison one is a closer fit around the billy so it takes up less room but performs just as well.
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    When you are hungry it's important to have equipment that does the job effectively, which is the first priority for all my kit. This stove is very effective and leaves minimal impact upon the environment which is another preference of mine.

    After that I like my kit to look and feel nice, that's a personal choice which adds to my own pleasure in being outdoors.

    The World is full enough of ugly things without carrying more around with me.
     
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    Love the stove kits here! Need to get one together myself, you have inspired me. I will hunt around morrisons. I have made a few mini wood stoves but I usually find there are too many holes, the stove is too far from the heat, and so the fuel burns in an instant with the water cold. Guess its just a case of mucho fiddling.
     
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    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Waylands cool design, has the pot so close to the heat - like a trangia - that it is efficient. Although my version of his has a hinged door.

    Pyrolisys
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    Nick
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I've just added one of these to my kit.

    [​IMG]

    It just fits in the bottom section and takes the weight up 19g.
     
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    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    That folding spork looks useful. Got a link?
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Hi John

    Yes it's from BackpackingLight

    The American company also do a folding spoon which I would have preferred but it's not in the UK
     
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    beat me to it wayland!
     
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    I have to ask, whats wrong with a knife, fork and spoon:confused:
     
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