scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Homemade Alcohol Stove
Wendell Brown (wbrown@ARKIE.NET
Thu Apr 27 2000 - 11:17:21 CDT
I am staffing a scoutmastership fundamentals course this weekend and I
remembered seeing instructions for an alcohol stove that seemed pretty
easy. I mentioned this to the person teaching the cooking course so (as I
should have expected) I was tasked with finding it again and building it,
which I did last night. This thing is really cool! It took about an hour
to build (after doing it the first time, I could probably do it in about
10 minutes) and many people will have everything they need to build it in
their garage (I didn't, but everything cost less than $7 and I now have
supplies for about 200 stoves).
The construction is really easy, it weighs almost nothing and I was
impressed with the temperature and burn time (about 1" of denatured
alcohol in the bottom of a pop can burned about 30 minutes).
Here is the url if you are interested:
Scouting The Net -- http://www.arkie.net/scouting/
A Mini-Yahoo for the scouting community.