Shelterbox Stove's

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Nightwalker

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Sep 18, 2006
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I was at the Royal Cornwall Show recently and was checking out Shelterbox charity who were beside a lovely lake. I was gob-smacked at the amount of kit and useful stuff they fit into the boxes. Click here to checkout the kit they put in their aid box's and the whole box, kit & delievery anywhere within the world is done for just under £500.

Anyway I was interested in some of their stove designs. The guy said they had tried some custom designs and were looking for something to use. They think they have found their best option:





The guy said the stove was like 90-95% efficient, I was at the show for all three days and I did see him run it soley on one bag of kindling, it looked a great design for a basecamp maybe. The whole thing flatpacks to go into the ShelterBox, even the chimney comes apart etc. As you can see you can heat numerous pots at the same time aswell as keeping other stuff warm.

Also you can see in the background a kelly-kettle, funny it wasnt what I was expecting, it was the first time I had seen one in person, I had a good look at it and noticed it was all burnt out, there was no chamber for the water the guy said it had burnt through, they had a peice of steel that he made that sits in the neck of the kelly-kettle and holds a pot on top, he said it was one of the cooking trial's they'd tried but wasnt very good.

I was wondering why it burnt out? I have little experience of kelly-kettle's but would it have burnt out maybe if it was a cheap copy not an original? Hope you enjoyed some of the info.

You can find more info on Shelterbox here: http://www.shelterbox.org/
Its a superb charity that provides essential aid to those who need it all around the globe and it started here in my own county.. Cornwall :)
 

Jared

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Sep 8, 2005
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The second picture looks like some sort of optical illusion.

I think there is a whole in the top, maybe, :confused:
 

Nightwalker

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The second picture looks like some sort of optical illusion.

I think there is a whole in the top, maybe, :confused:
Sorry I should have explained that. There is a hole underneath the steel you can see there. The flat metal handle you see coming off is used to move the round lid to expose a hole and then a pot or pan is put right over it to get maximum heat to it, or add some more fuel.

The guys said it burns almost anything, I can imagine dung and lots of other things could be used.
 
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I would love to get plans for that wood stove......seems ideal for a Tipi, wall tent or general use packable wood stove.

Do you know if a template or plans would be available??:D
 

stevec

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Hi, just a thought, perhaps it would be a nice gesture to offer a donation to their cause in return for the plans?

stevec
 

Nightwalker

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Hi, just a thought, perhaps it would be a nice gesture to offer a donation to their cause in return for the plans?

stevec
Good idea, shame I didnt read that comment before contacting them :p

I contacted them earlier today, I did mention I might see if we can do some sort of fund-raiser here on our community. It really is a superb charity doing a fine job. Hopefully they'll contact me back with the plans.
 

Nightwalker

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Ok, well so far I've had no response back from them. I very much like the idea of raising a bit of funds for this superb aid/charity and doing a group buy of the plans.

Before we go any further we should sus'up what we can aim to raise and how many would be willing to participate. Once we know that roughly then I will contact shelterbox and propose the idea of buying the plans. Shall I start a thread asking all those who are interested in donating and recieving the plans to let me know?
 

Torak

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Ok, well so far I've had no response back from them. I very much like the idea of raising a bit of funds for this superb aid/charity and doing a group buy of the plans.

Before we go any further we should sus'up what we can aim to raise and how many would be willing to participate. Once we know that roughly then I will contact shelterbox and propose the idea of buying the plans. Shall I start a thread asking all those who are interested in donating and recieving the plans to let me know?
Sounds like a good idea-count me in.