Andrew Skurka's Fancy Feast Stove!

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Andrew Skurka's Fancy Feast Stove!

Post by moab » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:22 pm

From the ultralight hiker expert Andrew Skurka comes the lightest, easiest, most efficient alcohol stove I've ever seen. If someone can repost that vid so it shows that would be great. Still can't remember how to do that here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pajkt594 ... drG14OmtSQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Andrew Skurka's Fancy Feast Stove!

Post by Boondock » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:27 pm

I finally made one a few weeks ago. Boiled a canteen cup of water in about 10 minutes. I'm gonna try it on a couple of trips this summer.

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Post by Jamie » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:53 pm

The cat-can stove is simple and easy and cheap and light and works about as well as any alky stove that I've tried...I'm a big fan!

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Post by MacWa77ace » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:09 pm

Is that the reason that Eli was collecting cat oil? To burn in a cat-can stove, hence the name?
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Post by Jamie » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:52 pm

I used a vienna sausage can to make a replacement for my cat-can stove a week or so ago, and I would highly recommend it.

The base of the can is wider, hence a bit more stable. It also can hold more fuel, for longer burn times in the cold. It still feels incredibly light, given those improvements.

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Post by Boondock » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:32 pm

Jamie wrote:I used a vienna sausage can to make a replacement for my cat-can stove a week or so ago, and I would highly recommend it.
Groovy. I'm gonna try that sometime. Thanks.

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Post by TacAir » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:38 pm

moab wrote:From the ultralight hiker expert Andrew Skurka comes the lightest, easiest, most efficient alcohol stove I've ever seen. If someone can repost that vid so it shows that would be great. Still can't remember how to do that here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pajkt594 ... drG14OmtSQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Easy-peaszy. Click the Utoob button, paste url between the [boxy] things.
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Re: Andrew Skurka's Fancy Feast Stove!

Post by moab » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:25 pm

TacAir wrote:
moab wrote:From the ultralight hiker expert Andrew Skurka comes the lightest, easiest, most efficient alcohol stove I've ever seen. If someone can repost that vid so it shows that would be great. Still can't remember how to do that here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pajkt594 ... drG14OmtSQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Easy-peaszy. Click the Utoob button, paste url between the [boxy] things.
Tried that it didn't work. I also tried to obvious "YouTube" button. That didn't work either. (scratching head...)
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Post by Boondock » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:57 pm

moab wrote:If someone can repost that vid so it shows that would be great.
There you go. Sometimes you have to delete the "s" to make it "http." :wink:



Edit to add: An photo of mine in action heating water during a day hike last summer. Heavy foil screen and cover. Sprite bottle for fuel.

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Re: Andrew Skurka's Fancy Feast Stove!

Post by moab » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:11 pm

I went grocery shopping today and picked up a few Fancy Feast cans. Man those things are deceivingly small! I looked at Vienna Sausage cans too. But they were the same diameter just taller. Now to dig out my hole punch. Where the hell is that thing? lol.

So I have 70% and 90% alcohol. Which one should I run in this stove? And I see you using that little 7upu bottle, Boondock. About how much fuel do you need to run one? I'll do some tests boiling water and such. But was just curious how much you typically take along?

Also, still can't get video to show. No "s". Used both the shared link and the actual link. Used the youtube button. Nothing seems to work. ((scratching head)
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Post by Boondock » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:15 pm

I use HEET. It's at every gas station. About an ounce will boil a canteen cup.

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Re: Andrew Skurka's Fancy Feast Stove!

Post by Jamie » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:48 pm

Boondock wrote:I use HEET. It's at every gas station. About an ounce will boil a canteen cup.
+1 to HEET ... yellow bottle, blue label ... it's the way to go.

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