Archive for July, 2015
We take a look at several options for building a great survival keychain. Here are some of my favorites.
Published on Aug 22, 2013
“Stove Secrets” – Alcohol stove builds, tips, tricks, and secrets for the true DIY gear junkie. No fancy or expensive tools & machinery required! In this project we tackle a very simple, yet innovative alcohol stove build… “The Zero Stove”. With no jets to drill, no separate pot stand needed, and no inner core, this stove is the sheer essence of simplicity… hence the name “Zero”. All that is needed to make this non-pressurized, double-walled alcohol stove is a couple of aluminum beer cans and a few common household tools. This lightweight alcohol stove is super easy to make and works like a champ… a definite step up from the ol’ “cat can” stoves that most of us DIY hacks have thrown together. All-in-all, the Zero Stove’s no-frills design makes for a sturdy and efficient little alcohol stove for ultralight and lightweight backpacking. Best of all… it’s free!
Weight – 14 grams
Fuel Capacity – 3/4 oz.
Boil Time – 5 minutes (controlled environment)
Total Burn Time – 9.5 – 10 minutes