In 2007 BPL published an article on Candle Stoves by Mark Hurd. The idea worked, but had some limitations. Recently Russell Lawson decided to see if he could import some ideas and technologies from wood gasifiers and pressurised jet alcohol stoves to produce a better candle stove - with some success.
This design is for those who find enjoyment in the marvels of portable cooking stove technology. For those who have tried and tested every stove for the one that fits, brandishing your preferred way to eat that travels with you everywhere, but if you are like me, the search to improve efficiency and versatility has not extinguish. Seemingly every great hiking mind out there has perused over the logistics of perfecting modern fuel stoves, while I instead decided to take a step forward with a technology that dates back to 200 BC (or earlier!), and to see if there were room to expand upon a simple yet much overlooked fuel: the wax candle.
Wax as a form of fuel is greatly overlooked by the general public for an assortment of reasons. It can be crudely used to warm water but it will create a film of soot that finds it's way onto everything you own, and the small wick flame has a low endurance in the wind. More technically, it has a hard time achieving that true blue flame which signals efficiency in fuel use. In 2007 BPL published an article on Candle Stoves by Mark Hurd. The idea worked, but had some limitations.
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