Small spirit stove

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slowworm

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I'm looking for a tiny spirit stove with a tiny pan support. Something like the M71 Sweedish Gel stove but ideally something a bit more refined and made to use meths or similar. Is there anything out there? The Trangia stove is too big.
 

Wander

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You need an empty vaseline tin (one of those little ones).
Put some fibreglass mat in it (I took a little of the loft insulation). Then a bit of wire mesh over that and tucked into the tin.
Voila.
A little meths stove that holds just enough meths to boil a 58 mug.
I use mine in a hexi stove.
Here's a picture, which I'm sure will explain it all far more...

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S7eve

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If you don’t fancy making your own check out speedsterstoves.co.uk

He makes a whole range of small tin type alcohol burners that are both light and very well made.

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I’ve got no affiliation to them but I’ve had a few and they work well and are professionally done.
 
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slowworm

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I had thought about making my own can stove, and I will one day, but it's on a very long to do list.

I like the sound of the tin stove with some suitable wick material, I have several new tins to choose from.

Thanks for the link to www.speedsterstoves.co.uk that's exactly the sort of place I was looking for.
 

Allans865

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If you don’t fancy making your own check out speedsterstoves.co.uk

He makes a whole range of small tin type alcohol burners that are both light and very well made.

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I’ve got no affiliation to them but I’ve had a few and they work well and are professionally done.
I'll second that about Speedster stoves. Just bought one a couple of weeks ago in an effort to try and lighten my long distance hiking load out a bit.

If you search for my YouTube channel 'Allan Shillinglaw' I've done a video on it, the set up, weight etc. Again, no affiliation etc, just impressed with the gear and prices.

ATB,

Allan

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Suffolkrafter

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You need an empty vaseline tin (one of those little ones).
Put some fibreglass mat in it (I took a little of the loft insulation). Then a bit of wire mesh over that and tucked into the tin.
Voila.
A little meths stove that holds just enough meths to boil a 58 mug.
I use mine in a hexi stove.
Here's a picture, which I'm sure will explain it all far more...

51489652326_538c4e1033_o.jpg


I love the idea of a spirit burner in a hexi stove. I have both and never thought of combining them. Out of interest what's the advantage of filling it with loft insulation? Doesn't that take space that would otherwise allow for more fuel?
 

Bazzworx

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How about a white box stove?


Or one can be made at home from an Impulse deodorant can. They weigh next to nothing but you would still need a pan support.
 

slowworm

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I want a small spirit stove as I tend to have a few litres of meths about the place. The last solid tabs ended up a crumbly mess before I ever got round to using them.

I looked at the mini trangia but it's still a bit big for my needs.
 

Suffolkrafter

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Look at supercat stoves. Simply a catfood tin with holes punched in the side. You don't need a pot support as the pot rests directly on the stove. You're not going to get much simpler or lighter weight.
 
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