This is the second article in a three part series on making your own alcohol stove set. In our first article we made an alcohol stove out of aluminum soda cans (0.4 oz), patterned after one of our favorite designs from the alcohol stoves we reviewed. There is a particular order you must follow to create an efficient stove set. The design of your windscreen depends on how high and wide you make your stove stand, which depends on the design of your stove. Following this intuitive order, this article will describe the creation of a pot stand that compliments the can stove we made in our first article.
Weight: 0.4 - 1.1 oz
Time to Construct: 1 hour
Skill (scale 1-10): 2
Tools (scale 1-10): 2
Making the Template
Bending the Metal into Shape
The Final Step
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Jay Ham started backpacking in 1990 and went lightweight in 1995. Wanting his children to experience and share in his love of the outdoors, he became obsessed with reducing the family's base weight to make backpacking with small children possible. He and his wife began designing and making much of their family's gear (including kid-sized frameless packs and top bags), as lightweight gear was scarce at the time. With a Masters in Soil Science, Jay now manages a 2.5 million acre Soil Survey project in remote Northern Arizona.
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