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Learn To Make Your Own Alcohol Stove

Have you tried an alcohol stove?

Ready to join the ultralight backpacking evolution?

Description: This workshop will lead you through making your own alcohol stove from aluminum beverage cans. Alcohol stoves are lightweight, small, and great for boiling water. They are the lightest stove a backpacker can carry and typically weight one ounce or less. They use denatured alcohol or methyl alcohol (HEET) for fuel which is easily available. You will build your own stove in this workshop and learn how to safely use it. Bring your cooking pot. You may also construct a stand and windscreen for your stove and pot. If time allows we will go outside and fire our stoves. Your workshop fee includes all materials needed to build your stove, stand and windscreen. Instructional handouts included. All materials supplied.

Workshop Led By Mike "Italian Scallion" Fanelli. Mike is a retired engineer and has been backpacking since the 1970's. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, over 600 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, and is section hiking the Buckeye Trail. Mike has a passion for adventure, is a world traveler, story teller and a Boy Scout leader. He loves nature, and enjoys canoeing, fishing, and getting lost in the woods. 

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Participants will receive 10% off their purchases this evening courtesy of True Heights Outfitters.

Workshop Presented By: Outdoor Adventure Connection

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  • AARON B.

    Thanks for a great night everyone. It was fun and informative. Anyone else try finishing their stove at home and hit a snag like me?

    December 21, 2013

    • AARON B.

      Ah gotchya. Couldnt see the pic. Did you try to link it? My trouble is with the stand. I have my 3 separate pieces formed and wired. When tying all 3 together as 1 (the last step) it comes out un-level, because the section of each piece at which I tie is slightly curved. Each is basically a mirror image of the other, but it seems that a straight axis is needed to create a 3-way hinge where all 3 pieces move in a flat and level plane.

      December 22, 2013

    • Brian D. R.

      I uploaded the photos to the photo album at the top of the page. I see your problem with the stand - we had a similar situation but I have a little tool from Duluth Trading that solved our problems:

      December 26, 2013

  • Brian D. R.

    We very much enjoyed the instruction and the anecdotes as well as the opportunity to get a good understanding of the science behind the baffle and it's importance in providing vapor pressure for the stove. Wish we could have stayed longer to finish all the construction but the little guy still got to take a home a stove to finish and we built a second one this one evening.

    December 18, 2013

  • Brian D. R.

    My 12 year old son would like to go to this as well so I was wondering how to RSVP so that we could both go.

    December 8, 2013

    • Andy N.

      Email sent!

      December 8, 2013

    • Brian D. R.

      Great! I'm paid up for two, thanks

      1 · December 8, 2013

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