As promised, Jon has put up my article on making a basic, Trangia-style burner.
Hope it's useful to stovies, old and new.
Thanks very much for that, so well-explained even I could follow it.
I'll have a go in the next couple of weeks
Something to play with over the weekend?
Finished stoves on my desk, Monday morning...
great article as it seemed simple enough to me
sort of thing one could have loads of fun with Gold DoE type groups...?
> sort of thing one could have loads of fun with Gold DoE type groups...?
Yes; part of the inspiration behind this article was that a mate of mine has a Scout troop, and I was thinking of offering to run an evening where his Scouts made burners, so I was trying to perfect a simple assembly method that also minimised the risks of sharp, pointy things. I'd have to explain the 'opposing muscle tension' thing, but that's quite easy; just grab their hand, and tell them to try to stop me moving their arm about.
I even thought about doing a Clone evening, too, so they could make themselves an entire lightweight cook set (buying a £5 Trangia pan).
Splendid stuff CP. I particularly like the simplicity of the full-can-as-stretcher, wish I'd thought of that. Only downside is that I now have no excuse to use to go out and buy a lathe on which to recover skills last used in 1981, to turn a tapered mandrel-cum-press-tool. <sighs> Another gear fantasy bites the dust. But really and truly, what a tonic it is when the aesthetic of good DIY low-tech asserts itself against the general rampant consumerist approach that invades our lives.
Just explain your thoughts on that one for me.....I am more than intrigued
Well done CP!!
You've got me out in the shed making stoves again!
My daughter managed to swap my favourite Red Bull burner for an airbed last week, using your instructions, I've just started palying about with burner sizes to make the perfect espresso
Excellent CP, Thats the definitive open jet burner instructions I reckon
I think the photography deserves ten out of ten. Even a person who could,nt read it< foreigner> could follow these picture instructions. Thanks for your time and effort CP.
Brilliant article. Congratulations on passing on your expertise in a way everyone could follow easily, and great photos. I'll probably be up all night now after buying so many red bulls and coke but at least I'll have something to do
Keep drinking RN, You need two empty cans...
This is incredible to me, I've never seen one of these in the flesh but have followed the make your own thread on and off with a slightly detached interest.
This article with can to cooker instructions and even I can follow (but thanks for the pictures) means I might just have a go.
Um, just for CP, none of the rest of you need read this bit, looks over shoulder to ensure no eavesdroppers, do you need something to hold the pot above the cooker or does it sit right on the cooker - apologoes if you covered this in the instructions - I have missed it at the first reading if you did.
Right, the rest of you can look again, great CP, thanks!
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