DIY Miniature Stove (video)

"Now you can make a tiny stove even MacGyver would be proud of."

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Peach, you only have to bring a small bottle of fuel (garden-variety rubbing alcohol) and the stove itself. So we're talking about 6 oz of weight that would fit into the pocket of a small backpack.

For primitive camping or lightweight camping, this could do the trick nicely.
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HEET is just a brandname for "drygas" -- a bottle of alcohol that gets dumped in your car's gasoline tank in winter to keep the lines from freezing if you've got any water in the tank. Depending on which variant you buy, it will either be methanol or isopropanol. The isopropanol will cost more but work MUCH better in your gas tank. Can't comment in which works better in a stove.
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The insulation is for safety. It will prevent the fuel from spilling or spitting out while in use.

This stove is pressure based, and not very efficient. The Penny Stove is by far the best design, but very hard to make compared to this little guy.

The best alcohol fuel is denatured alcohol, or methyl spirits. Heet is much easier to find, however. Almost all gas stations across the US carry it - it's a common fuel additive that is 99% methanol.

Thanks to Neatorama for posting my video!
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