Friday, December 07, 2007

This is the Stove Design I'm Gonna Make First

It's called a Super Cat

I think these little stoves are awesome. This design is probably the simplest out there and good for a first home made stove I think. If it works great I may not need to move to a different design but we'll see. I am pleased with myself that I'm making my own and can't wait to try it out in the back country. Of course I'll have to do a few test runs here at home first. :)


Atheist in a mini van. said...

That looks like a nice, simple, inexpensive, light stove. I like it. My only concern, which may not apply to the hikes you're planning, is that I can see some ways wherein the altitude would screw with the design. But, that's probably not a worry in your area. I like that it's so simple. And, the total weight is so neglible...I like it. Oh! Looking at the pic, I'd construct some sort of very lightweight and collapsible wind shield. You could always use your rainfly (if it's not on the tent). But, it may catch. I would go to home depot and see if you can get a piece of thin linoleum (it's light and maleable to your pack). I used to carry a small piece to use as a windshield for my stove AND as a cutting board.

Ginny said...

I've got my bases covered for a wind screen...I'm just going to use a piece of aluminum. And as far as altitude goes, I will mostly be backpacking in Texas so yeah like you say, probably not going to be an issue.