Wood stoves (for cooking) (mods and in use)

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  1. BradGad

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    I know this isn’t really a mod but it sure has improved my quality of life. The Bushbox LF Ti is a great little stove. The one thing I really don’t like, the one thing that regularly gets me cussing, is how tight the cordura case is and what a PITA it is to get the stove in and out. There’s no good reason for that. Just make it a quarter inch bigger all around... or 6 mm since you’re German.

    Anyway, I was out in my shop last week and saw I had two of these heavy vinyl pouches that the attachment hardare for the pannier racks on my touring bike came in. Soooo much better, so much easier! And there’s room for a couple sticks of fatwood.
     
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    Good one! The ‘too small’ bag for gear is a constant annoyance. Why not make the bag fit to begin with? Sigh...
    Glad that worked out for you.
     
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    Lookin good, just like your mock-up :dblthumb: I like how you cleared the area under your stove :dblthumb:
     
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    I haven't been much on using a stove but this dude is growing on me!
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    Stöker flatpack and bacon
     
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    It isn’t the stove Robert, it is the BACON that grows on me. :p
     
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    Bacon makes me grow (Width-wise)!!!

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    Wood Stove and lantern combination:



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    Use one of these in conjunction with a pot support unit that's available for a Kelly Kettle. Pot support fits in the chimney pipe.

     
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    This was posted at the right time. I have one of these stainless steel steamer baskets that one of the legs fell off so it doesn’t sit right in a pot anymore. I think it would be a good candidate to be used like this. Those appear to be paint stirrers being burnt, am I correct? Have you used it enough to give me some pros and cons?
     
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    I burned some tounge depressor/craft sticks in it to test the air intake and exit air. Had to use tent stakes to raise it up so air could enter from below and stakes on top to allow air flow. The unit was new and closed tightly so the pot on top felt very secure and worthy to be used as a stove. Folds flat :)....somewhat:dblthumb:

    most of the time, 2 ounces of hardwood twigs will boil 2 cups of water

    I did not use it in ther field. It was just an experiment.
     
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    "seedy lots" tomshoo. couldn't resist posting this for him, hope he doesn't mind :)



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    image.jpeg Got one of the cheap titanium stoves off Amazon and decided to try wood pellets in it like others here have mentioned. I put about 1/2 cup in and fired it up. Started a bit slow then whoosh, got plenty of heat a flame. Boiled a full GSI cup of cold well water in about 9 min and the flames were still going strong. Used half the water for some cocoa and the other half to douse the pellets. They do put out soot so one must be ready for that on the stove and cooking container but it certainly is a viable alternative if dry sticks are not available...

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    Thanks for that. I still haven’t tried the pellets. I think I will put a bag of pellets (cup or so, not 40 pounds :D ) and a cup or so of hickory chips in my kit for the first wood fire in my test stove. I got a bag of chipped hickory that they sell for BBQ smoke. Figured it was an easy source of hardwood for me.
     
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    This design of stove is a good candidate for pellets because of the air inlet holes centrally located around the body so air can enter as the fire consumes the pellets.

    Remember the "beaner" stove, it did not have enough air entry holes and would create a lot of remaining charcoal pellets. [​IMG]

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    Bump for this idea.... I pulled the breadknife X-stand off my Ikea hobo stove to try this:

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    If I were committing to this idea, I'd make the edge-catching notches deeper....
     
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    Deeper is better :dblthumb:
     
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    Lixada stainless steel. With another pot support
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    I thought I'd try the rocket stove concept at a minimalist state. I took a short piece of 7" stove pipe and arranged it with three rocks to provide a heat chamber, and hopefully some draft. A couple of smaller rocks held the pipe in place......

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    Stuffed with assorted tinder and some small pieces of softwood, and touched it off...

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    After the fire was going, I put a pot with two quarts of cold water on the business end of things. Given that all the smoke was coming out around the pot, I think it's safe to say the draft was in the right direction...

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    I found I still had flames coming out the front, so I leaned a piece of sheet metal against the opening to force the draft a bit more...

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    At six minutes, I had bubbles forming in the pot...

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    It took sixteen minutes to reach a rolling boil, which I couldn't get a good picture of due to the steam. This all with more or less thumb sized wood. Definitely going to play around with this some more! LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!

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    I know they aren't as compact as a lot of others, but the IKEA utensil drainer, i.e. hobo stove is pretty sweet and cheap.
     
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    How did I miss this thread???

    I've got some old action to dig up for you boys...
     
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    I missed a bunch of updates. Just caught up. Good stuff!

    That is a neat one. I started a challenge for those steamer things I think. :33:
    I like that cross thing, holds it stable.

    Here is a stove I made out of a single can. Worked fine. It has a double bottom, I put the top of the can in the bottom before using the church key to make the air holes. Has a feed door at the top and bottom. My grandson and I enjoying some ramen and canned chicken. It has snowed about two feet in the last few days, so I won’t be out in the yard soon.

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    There is a tuna can with air holes in the bottom of the stove. I had good hand full of wood pellets in that. Bark and twigs on top cooked lunch.

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    I think @zelph had a collapsible rocket-type side feeder shown somewhere. I would think one could piece together a couple tapering cans to make the riser, with the wider bottom one have a cut-out to insert another can (I think Z's was a spam can, kinda rectangular). Pull it all apart to store/carry. Biggest liability would be stability.
     
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    It was called the Volcano Eruptor :)
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    not able to find the youtube video
     
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    What about using the same parts as the DIY gasifier, a 1qt paint can and a 19oz soup can (with both top and bottom cut out)? Instead of mounting the soup can permanently on the inside of the paint can, you could use it as the top riser of the burn chamber, and cut a hole in the side of the paint can for the feed/draft insert. I think if you cut the bottom bead of the paint can with one of those side can openers that cut the bead, you could stack all three cans concentrically when done, the bottom would snug back on the paint can and the regular lid would keep everything inside and tidy. You could even wrap the soup can (AND paint can) with header tape to insulate it and make it rockety-er. Not sure how snugly the 19oz can would stack on the top of the paint can.....

    Hmmmm, wheels are turning now..... what can snugs onto the TOP of a 1qt paint can?
     
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    Sounds like the makings of a new thread....."Cans that nest and grates/lids that fit…":dblthumb:
     
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    So, I made deeper notches in some breadknife cross-members....
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    I only cut the two sets of notches, but I wondered about closing up the steamer more, with a Trangia...

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    …the Trangia is in flame in the pic above, worked well. The serrations on the knife blade/cross members were enough to grip the lip(s) of the steamer and hold a full 10" kitchen skillet with water in it.

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    The feet come off this $5 Walmart steamer for storage, Trangia for scale. I wanted to include a heat reflector/base/ash catcher, turns out the base of a 1qt paint can snugs in there nicely (I just happened to have it to hand from a gasifier stove in progress).

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    Looks too insecure. Hate to lose a pot of Ramen. :dblthumb: Otherwise looking really good with the deeper notches. Looks like you got a winner.

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    I forgot about this one, better late than never. Made using Chrismas popcorn tin:

     
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    Easy enough to add a few more notches; the closer you get to centre the more tipped inward they'd need to be to accommodate the angle of the leaves. Might just do that tonight. I'm also considering replacing the removable legs with a few conduit claps on wingnuts.
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    The closer you get to center, the more likely it will colapse when trying to install pot supports.
     
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    Does anyone make a solo stove pot support that is good for smaller pots and canteen cups? I really wish they would have the bushbuddy style support with 4 supports instead of 3.

    I bent in the arms a touch to make it work better, but still not perfect. I may even cut the little tabs off and drill holes in the vertical support pieces so i can run some wire or tent stakes through.
     
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    And you'll smell DELICIOUS!
     
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