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PostSubject: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 05:50

Hi all.

Knowing how some of you are right into light weight camping, have any of you ever made a wood gas stove? I have been looking around on the net and there is just so much info out there so I tried to make one. I used 2x dog food cans of different size and followed the details on the web Within an hour I had a working stove, very little weight and easily replicated. I'll be using it on my trip around the island soon.
The trick is to use one of those tree or pyramid drills made up of different diameters as they work well with sheet metal.
hint. Look up you tube too.
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 10:27

This is my 'emergency stove', although sometimes when out for a day on the scoot it serves as my main stove. What I like about this stove is that your fuel will always ignite and it gives off a powerful amount of heat for it's size.



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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 11:25

Nimekunoki hio design mpaka nashikwa na ugonjwa. A la! Nataka kukuroga we ndio unaniroga ebu ngoja leo umengara kwani tunaenda wapi? Ooooh!




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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 11:38

tarmacburner2', Kurt


scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 11:41

Ouch! rolling laughter


Haven't seen you for a while, Ma'am!


nice to see you around, looks like we will have to tone it down a bit eh?
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 12:10

Kurt,

I have been on just not signed in or posting. Still don't know what kind of stove you guys are talking about. Bob bought a BioLite stove this past winter. You can burn wood, or a anything that is combustible. Or you can use a USB port to create electricity.

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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 12:24

Hi Cathy,
I know which ones you mean. They cost about $120.00 here
These work on the same heating principle. Except they are virtually free and can be made in any size.
Check this out, I made mine just for fun to see it work. I will be taking it or one like it on my next trip.
http://gear-report.com/how-to-make-a-diy-camping-wood-gas-stove-myog/

I didn't worry about the mesh, instead I just drilled lots of small holes in the bottom of the smaller can.

Really simple and very effective. I was stoked when it worked..( sorry about that pun) cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 12:30

OH the emoticon... I read it as being clipped over the head with a book. I get it now, it's scratching the head as to what we were on about.

D'oh!
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 12:44

Kurt,

I will show Bob. We purchased the BioLite for my daughter's boyfriend for Christmas. and of course Bob had to have one.

I will camp while on our bike trips but I don't want to cook. Unless some day we have a trailer to haul like the Uni-Go. Which I would prefer Bob to do the hauling. Bob's bike is getting old and he is itching for a new one. BMW 1200GS but it is not in the budget right now. I hate to invest in a hitch for Bob's bike and then he buys a new one.

Back to the stove, I think he bought it in case the ZOMBIE's attack. lol!

I just saw your message about the emoticon. It happens to all of us. Me especially.


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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 17:43

Okay... just where does this thing attach to on the SWing??? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Sun 10 Mar 2013, 20:12

Dick, I ment to say Zombie attack. Doesn't attach to the swing. But, it's a thought.

Happy belated birthday by the way. Hope you had a good one.
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Mon 11 Mar 2013, 06:48

Managed to load a picture of my emergency stove, just go back up to my first post and it is there.

Whilst camping or out riding I just like to be able to make coffee at anytime I fancy one.

At one time camping also involved cooking, always took two stoves (minimum), usually a gas stove and a Primus which gave out a tremendous amount of heat but had to be pumped up to maintain pressure whilst being used. Never liked juggling pans to keep food cooking.
Nowadays it is find a good chippie or pub.

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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Mon 11 Mar 2013, 08:29

So what's wrong with taking a small thermos flask of soup or coffee along with you for a quick hot drink. I've used the same Coleman Peak 1 stove for over 25 years for camping and rallies and it still works fine... apart from the one time at a **** hole camp site at Hay-on-Wye where it flared up and I lost most of me eyebrows! Crying or Very sad

I've run it on the old 2 star and unleaded petrols, but I prefer Coleman fuel even though it's a rip off for a 500ml can.



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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Mon 11 Mar 2013, 09:02

As long as you are making a wood gas stove,go one step farther and make a Sterling wood gas burner to power your Swing . Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Mon 11 Mar 2013, 09:42

Meldrew wrote:
So what's wrong with taking a small thermos flask of soup or coffee along with you for a quick hot drink. I've used the same Coleman Peak 1 stove for over 25 years for camping and rallies and it still works fine... apart from the one time at a **** hole camp site at Hay-on-Wye where it flared up and I lost most of me eyebrows! Crying or Very sad

I've run it on the old 2 star and unleaded petrols, but I prefer Coleman fuel even though it's a rip off for a 500ml can.




Flasks are great for the first couple of cups then they cool down too rapidly fro my liking. I do sometimes put hot water into a flask and use that in a kettle or pan, that way I can ensure a piping hot drink in a shorter time. The gas stove I use is one of these.
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/jetboil-flash-p175427

They have really jumped up in price since getting mine two years ago. They really do boil water very quickly and the pan sides are insulated so you can pick it up without fear of burning your hand, once you have turned the gas off of course! The pan clips to the burner.

The small (100 gram) gas containers are a rip-off, I use either the 250gm or larger container.

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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Mon 11 Mar 2013, 18:04

tarmacburner2,

Happy Birthday!

bdaycake party time

Have a great day.
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Mon 11 Mar 2013, 19:41

Kurt, I like that stove idea! I have a chimmney type charcoal starter for my Weber grill that looks like the outer can, I would just need an inner can to try it. Is the flame nice and blue (fairly soot free)?

I have the same Peak 1 lightweight stove that Meldrew mentioned, also about 25 years old, but the flame is now yellow I think due to air leakage.

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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Mon 11 Mar 2013, 19:49

CathyN wrote:
tarmacburner2,

Happy Birthday!

bdaycake party time

Have a great day.

Thank you CathyN, 59 and I don't feel a day over 58.

Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 00:12

Man I just realized how old fashioned I am. I have a Primus and a Svea stove. Used both of them a lot in Alaska. Handy little things, I could carry them empty in the Super Cub and then fill them from the tank sump drain when setting up camp. Great little stoves and no need to carry butane, propane or fuel for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 06:41

My Primus stoves use paraffin, do you actually use petrol in yours? Brave man Gunga Din! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 13:33

The ones I had were built to run on 'white' gas but operated just as well on 80/87 avgas.
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 14:58

When I used to go backpacking out in California, I used a small white gas unit called a Optimus 8R Backpacking Stove. Worked well at high altitudes.

https://www.google.com/search?q=optimus+r8&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ZstAUav7N-mQ2gXXvYGIAw&sqi=2&ved=0CEEQsAQ&biw=1344&bih=764
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PostSubject: Re: Woodgas burner stove   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 17:09

Optimus and Primus were identical stoves. There was some differences between a couple models but for all practical purposes they were the same. The wife and I camped on a lot of river banks in Alaska to fish and hunt in the 60s and 70s. When camping from a Super Cub or C172 you had to have pretty compact and lightweight gear. Back then REI was a great place to buy camping equipment, originally they had their stuff made for them or did it themselves. Great bargains in down bags and other high quality low priced outdoor gear. Not like now when they're basically just a Yuppie supply store with high priced bikes and clothes.
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