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Cheap backpack stove

Postby Lynda J » Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:24 pm

I just found the instructions for making a backpack stove out of soda cans.
Is weighs almost nothing.

The instructions can be found at

journeytoforever.org/edu_bkpkstove.html
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Postby diamondbackAPL » Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:14 pm

cool! I'd try that, but I would have to bring extra fuel and there's no telling how much that would weigh.
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Postby Mick Scouter » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:57 pm

I liked the site and instructions. Need to try it and see how it works! Thanks
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Postby hacimsaalk » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:33 pm

i use an alcohol stove, and it doesnt add that much weight. i like them. they are much cheaper than the whitegas stoves, and in my mind are easier to carry
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Postby Mick Scouter » Sun May 08, 2005 11:43 pm

I was at SM fundamentals or Boy Scout Outdoor training this weekend and saw one of the Pepsi stoves. Going to have to make one!
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Postby RWSmith » Mon May 09, 2005 4:15 pm

Okay, I'll bite...
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Postby wagionvigil » Mon May 09, 2005 4:30 pm

Made out of a pepsi can.
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Postby RWSmith » Mon May 09, 2005 5:11 pm

Okay, maybe I'd better take another bite...
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Postby cballman » Mon May 09, 2005 5:14 pm

shouldnt you take a drink instead of a bite? :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby RWSmith » Mon May 09, 2005 5:56 pm

CB, Would beleive it? I competely missed that. Argh! I had to re-read your post three times (for a total of four) to -finally- get it. Duh.

Edit: Good one, BTW. Ya got me.
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Postby wagionvigil » Mon May 09, 2005 6:02 pm

RW Google "pepsi Stove" you will be amazed!~
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Postby RWSmith » Mon May 09, 2005 6:14 pm

Thanks. Good idea.
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Postby cballman » Mon May 09, 2005 9:59 pm

RW just remember I have plenty more :twisted: :twisted: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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Postby Mick Scouter » Mon May 09, 2005 11:26 pm

I made a stove tonight. Dynamite. It worked very well. :D
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Caution re: Pepsi Stove

Postby Suzyplus2 » Fri May 13, 2005 3:32 pm

Yes, the soda can stoves are a neat idea and yes they work very well. Please be aware that the flame is not visible!! We had an ASM attempt to refill a stove that he thought had run out of fuel. Thankfully my son only lost his sideburns :) But I do feel compelled to share this story so as no one else experiences a real tragedy.

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Postby wagionvigil » Fri May 13, 2005 3:37 pm

boiling time of 1 quart of water please?
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re: boiling time

Postby Suzyplus2 » Fri May 13, 2005 4:22 pm

That happens to be a difficult question to answer. For my son, his franks & beans were ready very quickly so I would say a quart of water would be maybe 4 - 6 minutes (if pot is covered). Other boys did not experience the same result and were forced to use a more traditional method of cooking. For those stoves, best quess for time to boil a quart of water - two weeks : )\

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Postby diamondbackAPL » Fri May 13, 2005 4:27 pm

2 weeks :!: :?:

I'm sorry, I don't think I can wait that long.
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Postby TCC7 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:29 pm

I own a maufactored alcohol stove and I enjoy the simplicity of it. I also think its fun for the scouts to build them. Another Warning: Besides the flame being invisible, alcohol stoves are not real efficient for cold weather camping. Before you know it, you have run out of alcohol and better have a back-up. Stick to liquid gas for cold weather.
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Postby The HotDog » Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:55 pm

I have been experimenting with the soda can stoves. I like the simplicity of the stoves and satisfaction of using a stove that I made. there are many plans for stoves and other stuff at this URL www.backpacking.net/makegear.html.
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