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  1. bobs1415

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    I've no idea where this photo came from, found it on one of the funny pics websites. Actually looks rather practical. Your results may vary.

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    Me too!
     
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    Tin foil is the duck tape of the culinary world.
     
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    I think you're on to something here young fellar. Could be bent a few times before it broke and really good in a wet place. joe
     
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    Kind of an ice fishing thing up here, but not as fancy. Dual purpose; keeps the hole from freezing over, too.

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    Looks sharp
     
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    The details are murky but I recall a version of stove made from coffee cans called a "hobo stove". A google would likely find it. Also had happy result personally with a stack brick (common red building or fire brick) design generally called a rocket stove (all over youtube). A proper rocket uses a secondary chamber to trap off gases. Then ventilates that chamber to burn off more of the gas. Much more efficient on fuel. Dead simple to build and lasts as long as bricks do. Downside is most of us (all of us hopfully) don't fill there pack with bricks. 16-18 minimum if memory serves! Theres many sharp minds here. I'd love to see a coffee can rocket stove (try it myself but my coffee comes in bags LOL). It would make the hottest twig fire you ever saw! Any attempting it be warned. Don't forget to think insulation. Not only for efficiency but handling and safety. Thanks for a good read.
    Jim
     
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    Interesting idea......I like it!
     
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    What a totally different way to create a simple and cheap, on the fly, BBQ system! Right out of the box type thinking here @bobs1415 I will be utilizing this idea in the near future. Thanx for sharing that buddy. :) lb
     
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    wouldn't want to pack that in or out, edges would cut up everything in my pack
     
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    Wrapped in tinfoil there would be no sharp edges. joe
     
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    Stand the legs back up and slide upside down into another same size can after putting in charcoal/tin foil inside and secure, use extra can for boiling water for hot drink.
     
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    I have used one of those opening adujsting steamers that go inside of a pot. Just put coals in it and pull it together with a wire to get the diameter you want. Just set a small grill on it. You can also fill coals in it and put on top of the dutch oven and remove it as needed. No need to make a can with holes in it as a stove cooker.
     
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    www.zenstoves.net click on the DIY stove links/wood burning stoves. More stoves on here than you'll probably ever need lol.
     
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    Good idea, I like it.
     
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    :33: pretty cool. Prov 27 : 17
     
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    Just guessing, but I think there are about 300 Hobo Stove threads buried here somewhere. :dblthumb:
     
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    ROFL! I was still new to whole stove thing back then (Dec). Oh innocence lost! ROFL all over again! :dblthumb::dblthumb:
     
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