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02/05/2004: Stuff That Does't Suck Stuff That Doesn't Suck

Build a Camp Stove From Pepsi & Guinness Cans
by Scott Henderson, PCTHiker

Camp Stove (19k image)

This little stove is amazing; it's made from pepsi and guinness cans, using things that can be found around most households. It takes about an afternoon to make (plus some time waiting for the epoxy to set), weighs only a few grams, and is sufficient for most backpacking trips. I made my first one a few years ago, and I've been handing them out as gifts ever since. The stove is powerful enough to boil a quart of water in a reasonable amount of time, it's MUCH quieter than other camping stoves, if you lose it you're not out $80.00, and you can get the fuel for it (denatured alcohol) at most hardware or paint stores. Mine fits nicely inside of the mug I use for cooking and eating, with room to spare. I usually stuff a spare pair of socks in with it to keep it from rattling around. The site provides detailed instructions and photographs, as well as a message board with feedback and suggestions from other stove builders.
Finally, a creative use for my new Dremel. Now I just need some Guinness cans. If I bought some Guinness, would anyone help me drink it?

Thursday the 5th of February, ASM booty noted:

in the interest of furthering your outdoor skills, I will endeavor to help you drink guiness

Thursday the 5th of February, Yogi noted:

Does a bear get drunk in the woods?

Sunday the 8th of February, prof noted:

the guiness drinking is complete. now our fate lies in the hands of awiggins