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DIY alcohol stove

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1. Posted by Indy (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Met some wlkers with a DIT alcohol stove. Quite interesting. Take two beer cans, cut them up and press them together.

DIY alcohol stove

2. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

We did this once in our hotel room during a power outage (Montreal ice storm for you Canadians).

-Cup full of cooking oil (corn oil is what we used if my memory is correct)
-small chunk of styrofoam to use as a float
-one bottle cap
-a piece off of an old towel for a wick

Make a hole through the middle of the bottle cap and styrofoam.
Place the bottle cap on top of the styrofoam and thread the shred of cloth through it so that 1/3 sticks out straight up top.
Float the wick on top of the cooking oil and light the cloth.

Gave us a lot more light than a tea candle.

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I'm not sure why - but for some reason, Q... I just don't think you are the tea candle type!!

4. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

I'm not sure why - but for some reason, Q... I just don't think you are the tea candle type!!

You don't realize how true that is.