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“You can buy it by the foot. I have some I got 10 years ago at least. I don't remember but maybe around $10 for 2 feet X 1ft.”
“can you fold it/bend it without it breaking?”
“^^^^^Yes, but not repeatedly.
I have never had any sort of denatured alcohol leave a residue and I have used all types and brands. The stuff should burn clean, regardless of stove design.”
“I found a large tuna can which allowed the stove to fit inside comfortably - with a gap between the cans for air flow. I cut the top edge (top = where the lid was cut off) of the tuna can into 8 sections. Four got cut out, four remained, so it could exhaust but also hold the pot. I added lots of holes around the bottom edge on the side to allow fresh air in. Also critically, it fits inside the Country Time lemonade container so when it is all away the stove is in the can, the can is in the CT container.”
“i bumped my penny can stove, and it expelled flame like a flame thrower right at me, and then it righted itself.”
“This is one of the drawbacks to the oz stoves. They are so light that they can be a liability when burning. I had one stick to the bottom of a pot and when I picked up the pot, the stove fell off the bottom and spilled blazing denatured (only a little was in the stove). Not cool.”
“abcdefg - my last post may have dropped out of sight before you came back on here. Check it out if you missed it (7/2 @ 9:41 pm).”
“Another problem with them is many designs don't let you recover any unburned alcohol. If you misjudge your burn time all you get at the end is a nice handwarmer for a few minutes.”
“techntrek, the posts on the site dont match up with my time zone, i went back and read some posts, do you mean the one about the tuna can?
because if so, that seems fairly easy, and i think i have some tuna cans, so ill definitely try that out some time this week.”
“yes, the tuna can.”
“It is very easy to make. I made my first one 2 days ago in under an hour. I didn't even need to buy anything. Waiting for a new pot to be delivered so I can properly test it out though.
“i got the tuna can today. i wont have a chance to make it for a while though.”
“Yeah, tech. That is one of the reasons I go back to the trangia. Love that I can just cap it off with the extra alcohol inside after I am done cooking. The set up is nice and I pay the weight penalty. I know some some company made a ti version of the trangia but they blew it by not adding a threaded cap: it's best feature along with the simmer/snuff lid IMHO. People do pour unburned fuel from the soda can stoves but it is sorta a messy process...”
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