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2-Can Stove
« on: February 03, 2015, 01:17:23 AM »
Not sure how many of us are campers or backpackers here, but I find this to be a great idea.

Whenever I go out, since I don't use propane stoves or anything of the sort, I always use a small fire to cook food. Never really thought of fastening together a small $2 stove that doesn't require as much or as large of fuel.



Should give me somethin to do tomorrow.

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Re: 2-Can Stove
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 08:36:06 AM »
Interesting. If you give it a try tell us how it works. I'm a long time camper and try to try something new, like this, every time I go. I still keep a metal coffee can around for cooking similar to this.

1 thing I'll always try to have is a "Troll pole", about a 3' section of metal pipe or tubing, 1/2" to 3/4" diameter. For blowing air into the heart of the fire. Works fantastic in damp or wet conditions to really "breath life" into a weak fire.
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Re: 2-Can Stove
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 09:54:43 AM »
Thats how we stoke up our wood burning stove Hippie. Only have to just crack the door open a bit.
      
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Re: 2-Can Stove
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 10:12:20 AM »
Interesting. If you give it a try tell us how it works. I'm a long time camper and try to try something new, like this, every time I go. I still keep a metal coffee can around for cooking similar to this.

1 thing I'll always try to have is a "Troll pole", about a 3' section of metal pipe or tubing, 1/2" to 3/4" diameter. For blowing air into the heart of the fire. Works fantastic in damp or wet conditions to really "breath life" into a weak fire.

Or if you are burning brush at home, a long steel pipe going into the fire and the other end attached to a leaf blower. Works great, makes a 5 hour brush burn into a 2-3 hour brush burn.

That's a nifty little camp stove though, maybe I'll try it out. I would imagine you could even make a little bigger one if you wanted with bigger cans but I suppose that just makes it more to carry around.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2015, 10:20:15 AM by Carl in CT »
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Re: 2-Can Stove
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 10:50:54 AM »
Thats cool LC, Been doing it so long out in the woods, never thought about using it in a wood burning stove. Bet it works great.

Carl, If you hear about a Blue Ridge Mountain on fire....You'll know the leaf blower got away from me... :))

There is 1 trick I learned when I was young, that I break out every year kinda as a "bar bet"...

Cooking biscuits in a cardboard box. I use a dutch oven most of the time but you can take a cardboard box and cut 1 side off, line the inside with a few layers of aluminum foil, line the "side/door" and fasten some type of ledge for holding a rack or baking sheet, on the inside. Put hot coals or charcoal inside, put your biscuits in, and prop/fasten the side back, poke a couple holes around the bottom for air and...Presto  Biscuits in the woods.
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Re: 2-Can Stove
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 11:27:49 AM »
Thanks guys,

Hippie, I'm making one up either tonight or tomorrow, I'll be sure to let you guys know how it works. I like the troll pole idea, gonna have to have one while I'm out now  :)

Carl, slightly larger cans is exactly what I was thinking, I got one of the large size Bush's baked beans and a slightly smaller size too. I'll take pics when it's all done. I figure a little bit bigger can't hurt, and I have just enough size to fit in the straps on the side of my backpack  thumb1

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Re: 2-Can Stove
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 11:31:17 AM »
We use a 2.5' section of light weight conduit pipe.  Been sticking it in the fire for years with no structural change to the pipe.
      
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Re: 2-Can Stove
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2015, 12:46:06 PM »
We use a 2.5' section of light weight conduit pipe.  Been sticking it in the fire for years with no structural change to the pipe.

Good to know, never even thought of that