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Lightweight stoves for cheap

http://wings.interfree.it/html/main.html Here is a link to a bunch of homemade stoves. No I haven't tried them all but they seem to be the real thing. They could come in handy some time.
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Hi Bill,
I made a pepsi can stove once. It worked after a fashion but had a bit of a tendency to burst into uncrontrollable flames. To be honest, whilst it was fun to make on a wet afternoon in February, from a practical point of view you're probably better off with a Hexamine folder. They're only a few quid after all.
Having said that I only made quite a simple model, some of those stoves look pretty fancy and might work much better.
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Smile cheapo stoves

some of them do look fancy, and a bit complicated? not a good effort/cost ratio, where the hassle of making something outweighs the cost of buying one. but when you put in the fun factor of making your own stuff then it all makes sense.
i tried a WWII afrika corps style stove once where you mix gasoline and sand or soil into a thick sludge in the bottom of a tin and it burns long enough to boil your coffee water. it does work quite well but i lost my eyebrows lighting it, and it made everything stink. i think modern petrol has a lot more additives than 60 years ago!!

i may have a go at the coke can one, not from any practical need but it look interesting to do, like wittling a bit of wood
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