Feb 14, 2010 at 9:44 am #1255259
I would like to get opinions on the best way to convert a Heiney Keg (steel) to a wood stove for winter use in my tarp (Warbonnet Superfly with doors). I noticed that Tinney at MBD had done a few and given up on the design. I am not a fan of him or MBD, but the idea is a solid one. Has anyone done something similar? Weight is not an issue, but packability is (i will be using a pulk sled).
MattFeb 15, 2010 at 7:47 am #1573970
No ideas?Feb 15, 2010 at 8:49 am #1573980
Troy AmmonsBPL Member
Are you talking about one of the large cans, like the 1 gallon can ??Feb 15, 2010 at 9:03 am #1573983
Check out the book by Ole Wik "Woodstoves how to make and use them" You can find it on amazon .com . It is the bible for anyone that wants to make there own tent stove.Feb 15, 2010 at 9:34 am #1573999Feb 15, 2010 at 10:05 am #1574015Feb 15, 2010 at 11:51 am #1574060
@sclittlefieldLocale: Northern Woods of Maine
This post doesn't have much on the actual stove part, but has some good pics on using a wood stove with a tarp that you may find useful.Feb 15, 2010 at 2:33 pm #1574106
Just to clarify, i will be using a 5 liter Heiney mini KEG, made of steel, not aluminum. I was thinking of cutting a hole for the pipe in the side and venting it out my tarp. It would also need a platform or legs to hold it up and an opening to feed wood into. Here is a Youtube video of what i have to work with:
MattFeb 16, 2010 at 6:00 am #1574368
Andrew WilsonBPL Member
I applaud the idea, and would like to hear how it works.
I'm a little skeptical of it, though, as having a wood stove without an enclosed interior will not be very effective, it seems. And if you enclose it, then you will need a chimney and some kind of fire-proof shoe for the stovepipe.
Also, the trick to wood gas is to capture the heat released by the burning gasses, as in the secondary combustion that takes place in masonry heaters. If you have no heat capture device, all the heat will just go up, even if not "in smoke."
Has anybody else actually done this?Feb 16, 2010 at 6:51 am #1574375
I'm not sure how long the steel from one of those kegs would last with fire in it. I think there's probably a reason that most of the wood stoves for heating are titanium.Feb 16, 2010 at 8:18 am #1574400
Most stoves are not made with TI. There is actually only 1 I know of and that is Ti-goat.
The oldest and biggest tent stove maker is Kirafu http://www.kifaru.net/stoves2009.html
There is loads of useful information over there on Hot tent camping in their forums http://www.kifaruforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=7
I have seen someone make a stove similar using a coffee can stove pipe, maybe this thread can help you a little: http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=26369&start=240
I think your stove will work great, for a stove pipe, I would purchase a rollable stove pipe by itself from ti-goat. very compact.Feb 16, 2010 at 10:05 am #1574457
I really *did* mean to say titanium or stainless!
I still am not sure how long the mild steel will hold up, though, but it is fairly inexpensive to replace.Feb 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm #1574604
@cwayman1Locale: East Tennessee, US
Not sure if anything ever came of THIS experiment, but Tinny from MBD had a pretty sweet setup called the "Hooch Heater" I think this is pretty close to what you might be looking for:
I think this mixed with what SmokeHouse has going on over on HammockForums would be a pretty sweet setup!Feb 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm #1574621
Yup,MBD Hooch Heater is exactly what i am looking at building. As for the stove pipe, i will be using a Ti-Goat roll up pipe and venting it out the doors of my Superfly, wired to a trekking pole to support the pipe. If i do it right, it should not even come into contact with the fly at all, so no special fire-proofing needed.Feb 17, 2010 at 12:20 am #1574797
@aeronauticalLocale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
Ed Tyanich made what I think is the best ultralight wood burning tent stove.
Here's the post:
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