The stove is a very good one (i'd say excellent...) so when i saw the post of Mark's field trip I immediately thought of a modification using a tin can so you don't have to find tree stubs or level ground or dry ground or whatever....
So without delays here are some steps and items of importance while creating the stove first and then i'll move on to the mod...
|I filled the stove with wax after i finished beacuse it was lighter to handle during the mod|
The stove is ready and i am also ready to attack the tin can that will be the mod...
The tools you will need are mostly these...
Now, i didn't document this but first you want to cut the bootom of the can off. I chose a can that has one of those pull-the-ring-thing opening tops so the top opening is perfect. Cut out the bottom of the can using either a can opener and/or power tools (i used a Dremel to smooth the bottom opening).
Then i started looping 2 pieces of wire as seen in the photos...
|Sloppy artwork...I am using the pc on my workbench so there are no fancy photo editing progs in this one...|
I repeated the fitting of the wires at 1 grove below the middle of the outside can, so there are two levels of spacers for the stove...
|Marking and punching the holes...|
|...passing the wires...|
|...fitting the stove....|
|...tightening the wire....|
|...cutting excess wire...|
|...sanding the ends...|
|...and the stove is pushed down to the middle wire stop.|
|The stove gets ample of air circulation from below...|
|A picture of the neatness inside...|
|If you flip the can over and insert the stove from the bottom you get a nice distance from any surface you place it on and can be used conventionally but with the benefit of insulation against cold ground or snow...|
|Hang your pot from a stick and you're done...|
|Instead of wire hangings i will install key rings at the holes at the top and add small chain to help adjust the hanging size easily to fit all pots...|
|If you are doing this in the middle of the night(as i did and the stores where closed...) you can make a paperclip chain...you get the idea....|
|The lid secures the stove...|
|...wire hangings or chain tucked away at the bottom...|
|...and everything goes inside the pot.|
|Flame test...It burned good and strong..No smoke whatsoever.(i did this in my workshop) I think the tight packing of the cardboard has these effects...|
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