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Prepper challenges: #1 Alcohol Stove

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    Prepper challenges: #1 Alcohol Stove

    Survival had the idea of challenges on the site, along with photos, etc, that really jazzed me. There are so many things that I understand intellectually, but have no real world experience with. So today I decided to try a build that I've wanted to do for awhile, a simple alcohol stove. We all know we can do this, right? Many of us have. Well, my first attempt has to be rated at a 'partial' success.

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    It burns. I think I crushed the top down too far, and there is very little capacity inside for alcohol, so it doesn't burn very long. I'll do better next time.


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    Not happy with this at all. Tried various fuels. A pile of twigs would produce more heat.

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    Made this a sticky and changed the title to Prepper challenges: #1 Alcohol Stove.

    Remember folks, you don't have to participate, and there is no time frame on these. Also, there is no belittling of others on how they did the challenge.

    To "COMPLETE" the challenge, you have to take a simple photo.

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    Prepper challenges:  #1  Alcohol Stove-uploadfromtaptalk1423670259329.jpg

    Made last summer. Works pretty good! I run everclear through it.

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    Prepper challenges: #1 Alcohol Stove

    Made this one out of those aluminum beer bottles. Thicker walls. Lasted long enough to boil two cups of water and hold it there for a while. Used a drill to make the small holes with a penny to block to fill holes. Scary when it ran out. Would over vapor and shoot flames six to eight inches and flash off.

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    I made this one out of an old stainless steel water bottle that the elementary school had in the lost and found at the end of the year. They had probably a hundred of these. I wanted something a little sturdier than a coke can or beer can and I wanted more capacity because I'll likely be cooking for three. If I had it to do over again I would have used TWO bottles and used the ends of the bottle with a little fiber glass inside. But the current version works well and doesn't suck at all.

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    The penny is for size reference. Yeah - it is a little bigger than most. I haven't measured capacity or timed to see how long to boil water. Was using ever clear and denatured alcohol, but I'd like to try HEET.
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    First one I've seen like that Gallop. Pretty neat, did you come up with the design yourself? would like to see instructions.
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    This is the style and method that I followed:



    I promise to follow up with my own photos so y'all know I'm not BSing you.
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    Same one I did.
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    What types of liquid fuel can be used? Lighter fluid? kerosene? Rubbing alcohol? lamp oil? Moonshine? Drinking alcohol? Diesel? (I don't know, that's why I'm asking).

    What proof of drinking alcohol must it be in order to light?

    I would figure drinking alcohol would be the most common on a regular camping trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by survival View Post
    What types of liquid fuel can be used? Lighter fluid? kerosene? Rubbing alcohol? lamp oil? Moonshine? Drinking alcohol? Diesel? (I don't know, that's why I'm asking).

    What proof of drinking alcohol must it be in order to light?

    I would figure drinking alcohol would be the most common on a regular camping trip.
    Here is a video I found informative. I still stick with everclear because it is a multi use item


    Alcohol Stove Fuel, which is best? Six Alcohol Fu…:
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