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    Default which alcohol stove do you prefer?

    I've been using a DIY Zelph style Fancy Feast but have also occasionally used a Rucas stove. So what alcohol stove do you use?

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    I like and use the Starlyte. I have the 10-12 (12-10) and the Vargo Ti stove. Someone sent me a new one, which seems interesting but need to try it in the field.

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    I use a Brasslite. One of these days I will build a diy one for funsies.
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    Cat food can. Nothing simpler.
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    One more for the cat food can. When I bought mine, it even came with free cat food! Can't believe I made it, and the silly thing actually worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerZ View Post
    Cat food can. Nothing simpler.
    Tealight cup
    0.07 oz
    No need to bloom
    And fire dont engulf your small pot

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    Way more efficient than cat can too



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alligator View Post
    I use a Brasslite. One of these days I will build a diy one for funsies.
    I used a Brasslite for awhile. A really nice stove and well made. I like the simmer ring too even though I didn't use it much. Lately I has been using a DIY fancey feast. Can't go wrong with either one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    Tealight cup
    0.07 oz.................
    What do you use for a pot stand?
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    Groove stove

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    Combined with a Sterno Inferno pot and DIY pot stand and lid. (The other stuff that comes with the pot is heavy junk... discard it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hikes in Rain View Post
    One more for the cat food can. When I bought mine, it even came with free cat food! Can't believe I made it, and the silly thing actually worked!
    That’s right, the cats even benefited. Didn’t thank me tho.

    Only trick - make sure it’s an aluminum can, it’s hard to paper punch the steel ones.
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    Starlyte with Zelph's stainless steel stand for this old boy because I am a klutz and don't want to chance knocking over a can full of hot boiling alcohol.I speak from experience when I say "you don't wanna do that".Also,with the Starlyte and Zelp's other solid system stoves you don't wait on the bloom.Just light it and start cooking.In cold weather I do carry a fuel bottle small enough to fit in a pocket so it will be warm for the morning brew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasBob View Post
    What do you use for a pot stand?
    I too have used a tealite stove, sometimes with the jetboil pot. The jetboil pot simply goes over the tealight though a slight heightening of the jetboil seemed just a bit helpful, but not required. IIRC it was about 6 minute boil time, but it was a long time ago so may be misremembering the boiltime.

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    Zelph starlyte with a Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri. (gives the option to use esbit or wood as well) everything fits in a Toaks 900mL pot.

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    Zelph Fancee Feest.

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    Nothing new but I also use home made Fancy Feast when I cook. I cold soak most of the time.

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    DIY Pepsi can stove.

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    Thanks for the input guys. Yesterday I started playing with the rucas stove again. it was about 50* with a 20mph wind. Lets put it this way if i'm hungry im depending on my fancy feast stove for a hot meal. With that said I ordered a whitebox stove last night to fool with. Lets see if I wasted $24. On a positive note, I picked up three 4 packs of heet for $3 each on clearance at Walmart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alligator View Post
    I use a Brasslite. One of these days I will build a diy one for funsies.
    Quote Originally Posted by TexasBob View Post
    I used a Brasslite for awhile. A really nice stove and well made. I like the simmer ring too even though I didn't use it much. Lately I has been using a DIY fancey feast. Can't go wrong with either one.
    Which size brasslite are you guys using, 1D or 2D? and what diameter is the pot you couple it with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by needlefish View Post
    On a positive note, I picked up three 4 packs of heet for $3 each on clearance at Walmart.
    I have noticed that Walmart clearance sales can tend to be nationwide. Recently when the Mountainhouse 2 day "emergency pack" went on sale, someone on here posted about it so I went to check it out. My local Walmart did indeed have the mountain house on clearance for the same price as the poster got it for (1/2 off). This may be the case for HEET to, I work within walking distance from Wal Mart, so I'm going at lunch to check! will report back!

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    I use the beer can alcohol stove. Works great! Weighs next to nothing.

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