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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    If you've got some ideas for a flat folding or flat storing pot stand, I'd love to know about it. Anything that I've tried is either too heavy or bulky to store in a pack or not sturdy enough to hold the pot/cup.
    I'll try to grab a pic of the one I have. I bought the whole shebang off ebay. It has a windscreen/pot stand that is actually very strong.
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    This is a great example of thinking outside the box.

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    Rubbing alcohol is a lot cheaper and works just as well.

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    Also, for those that only have access to 70% rubbing alcohol, you can refine it yourself to a purity that will burn reliably in these type of stoves. Instructions here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Salt-Out/

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    I have done a lot of thru-hiking where I used one of these stoves for extensive periods. Having made many I have one hint I feel is helpful.
    To swage one can slightly bigger so they can telescope take a cut off section of can (ie, your stove bottom) and fill it about halfway with water. Take an unopened can and shake it up until it's taught to the touch. Then, starting at a slight angle push the unopened can into the water filled segment. The water helps lubricate, but more importantly it distributes the pressure (no wrinkles ) and helps push the full can back out. These stove work great.

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    I have done this a couple of times would upload some pics soon recently I found about something called Super Cat stove which is made with cat food cans and 15 holes open 1/4 inch from the top and 10 holes 1/4 inch from that but there are many variations out there

    no need to play with potty or silicone.

    check

    http://zenstoves.net/LowPressure.htm

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    Abetter option IMO would be the wood stove been no much concern for fuel

    http://zenstoves.net/Wood.htm

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    Fancy Feast Cat Food Can Backpacking Stove
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pajkt594Ruw

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