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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Make a Dual Fuel Survival Backpacking Stove for Less Than $20

If you’re going camping this weekend or any other time soon, here’s useful info on making your own survival dual fuel backpacking stove for less than $20. And this will appeal to you if you’re a beer drinker. You have to read the whole article to see what that’s about. An excerpt and link to the full article follow.

The poor man’s ultra-light dual-fuel backpacking stove
By Rick Brannan
For as long as I have been venturing into the backcountry, which is a pretty long time, I have been on a quest for the perfect backpacking stove. I have tried everything from the ultra-light micro stoves that run on butane to the cumbersome and messy white gas stoves, none of which I really liked. On a long hike I inevitably run out of fuel for my camp stove and have to hike off trail to restock or spend the rest of the trip eating granola bars and jerky.
The campfire is still best for cooking, but there are times when a campfire is not practical or legal, like during fire season in the national parks.

Read the whole article here:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/brannan124.html

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com 1-800-835-2418


There are plenty of ready-made camping stoves and survival stoves available, but Rocket Stoves and Grover Rocket Stoves offer a couple of fuel efficient options. (Click on the highlighted words in this paragraph for more info.)