The Rhino alcohol stove is a minimalist, inexpensive alcohol stove. It comes with a simple hardware mesh pot stand and an aluminum foil windscreen. Although I had some problems with the windscreen interfering with stove performance and efficiency, the Rhino alcohol stove will perform adequately for simple cooking for one person. A sturdier and more functional windscreen would improve performance significantly.
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Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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