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Q&A When building a penny stove how do you keep the cans from splitting?

Penny stoves are usually built from two soda cans and they look like this, Image source with some variations between the builder and so on. The basic idea is you have the bottoms of two soda ca...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's a good back-up wood and alcohol stove?

I am looking for a back-up stove capable of burning wood and alcohol. Can you suggest one? I would like it to burn alcohol and wood (most important) be cheap be small be robust be light (least im...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you refill your alcohol stove while it's burning?

I'm collecting ideas on this topic. I'm using a DIY alcohol stove made of a soda can. I have seen a guy refilling the same stove using this, but he doesn't explain where he found it, or how he bui...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JinSnow‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Alcohol-fuel for burner at the Glasgow Airport

I will travel to the Highlands and have a very quick stop-over at the Glasgow Airport since I have to catch the bus from Daluir. Is there any chance to get alcohol-fuel for a burner? In some countr...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by ruedi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the different names for and sources of alcohol for my stove?

What are the different names for camping stove alcohol and where can I get such a fuel? Note, this is not about white gas (aka "Coleman" fuel).

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Martin F‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is whiskey a good disinfectant?

You see this a lot on films, the hero/heroine is injured and disinfects their wound(s) by pouring whiskey on it. I'm a bit sceptical. If I'm in an emergency scenario and need to prevent infection...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What can I add to alcohol to make the flame visible?

One of the downsides of an alcohol stove is that the alcohol is all but invisible when it burns, and so the danger is that you won't realize its going and burn yourself. I have heard that adding r...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it safe to use denatured alcohol as an antiseptic?

A lot of hikers carry denatured alcohol for cooking. Is there any risk to using it as an antiseptic for cuts and lacerations?

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a standard way of marking cooking alcohol containers?

The alcohol used for cooking is poisonous. Denatured alcohol, also called methylated spirit (methylated spirits in Australia and New Zealand) or denatured rectified spirit, is ethanol that has...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a recommended type of can for building a penny stove?

Related to this question, I have had better luck with the smaller energy drink/V8 juice cans than standard 12 oz pop cans. The other question on the site mentions both beer and Redbull cans. Is th...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Drinking alcohol as the last choice in survival situation

I'm asking this just for curiosity: Imagine your are alone in the wilderness without any resources since a few days. You're dehydrated and you find a bottle of an alcoholic liquor in your baggage. ...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user3147268‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does drinking alcohol cause problems at altitude?

If I'm going to be climbing a mountain, would drinking a small amount at altitude have any negative effects (besides general alcohol effects)?

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Campsites in Virginia which allow alcohol?

Shenandoah National Park allows alcohol, but it's a bit far from me for a one-night getaway with family. Do you know of a list of camp sites in Northern VA which allow alcohol?

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Jason‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question camping alcohol

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