this morning as i lay in the hammock,trying to ignore my cold feet and full bladder,i had an idea.i can safely say this idea is partially the fault of my worn out boots,and partially the fault of my white gas stove turning into a ball of flames yesterday morning. step 1 collect pine pitch.i got mine from some white spruce.took me 20 minutes to collect all this. note:hardwoodsman may as well stop reading now. [/IMG] step 2 make 4 stakes.use green wood they will hold up your pot,while being surrounded by fire.could also use medal tent stakes for this [/IMG] step 3 clear all leaves and other burnables from area.scoop a little hole out.the hole will hold your burning,melted pitch in place.drive stakes around hole,so pot can sit levelly on them [/IMG] step 4 put a lump of pine pitch about the size of a golf ball and a half in hole.light it.i did not use anything fancy cause i was hungry,just a lighter.but use whatever method you like.you pyros.you know who you are.you are reading along,not to cook on pitch,but so you can find out about yet one more way to play with fire. [/IMG] step 5 place pot on stakes and just watch er burn.note;i used a aluminum wind screen around pot and fire not neccesary,but i think helped speed the process and was safer in the gusty wind and dry conditions. [/IMG] step 6 add fuel as neccesary,i stuck it on a stick and added it that way. [/IMG] step 7 remove pot.pyros watch er burn [/IMG] everyone else put er out.i used sand found by an animal burrow [/IMG] pitch stove fun facts,and observations. i boiled 4 cups of water in 16 minutes.after i got done i boiled 4 cups on my coleman peek 1 with white gas i used a narrower pot.it took 17:20 minutes. i used 3 chunks of pitch,each about a golf ball and a half size. this stuff may work in a canteen cup stove. is good to use when very dry and you want a small fire. some pitch globs seemed to burn better.the goey ones were best the pot was horibly coated with black soot. just from barly touching it my fingers were covered.mm ramin and spam .good bushy breakfast [/IMG] the pot scrubed of with some sand looks extra bushy now [/IMG] allright so here is the storey about the boots and fire ball.yesterday morn i was going to boil some water and have coffee and oatmeal from the hammock.about 1 min into the boil my stove became covered in flames.i mean not only the top,but the sides,everywere.i got it out with no bad burns or explosions or anything,but it was scaryof course,after changing out of my wet cloths(spilled the pot of water on me when i fell out of the hammock) i still wanted a hot breakfast.so after moving the stove a safer distance from the hammock(don't want to burn that),i tried again.and yes once again i had my face inches away from a burning gas tank.i got the flames out much quicker this time.being more stuborn then sensible i tried aggain and got it lit the third time.it was after this that i noticed on the directions on the stove it said 'if below freezing(it was) preheating paste must be used'....never heard of it. now the reason i was laying in bed thinking of this is my boots were wet,because of the holes,and the beaver pond.i did not want to get up and put those frozen boots on so i was layin there thinkin about stuff i normally would not have.like could i use pine pitch for a pre heeting paste?...lay a little longer... 'how would just pine pitch work for boiling?'