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Bug-Out On A Budget: Roll Your Own Stove
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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2015 11:26 PM
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https://sgtmortar.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/roll-your-own-stove/



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i like the blog

may i presume you are sgtmortar?



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Wee stoves are great but require tabs of some kind. I keep quite a few fuel tabs in the 30 day bags. Hard to beat a "gallon" tin can stove. They are called "hobo stoves". They can be fed with small sticks or most anything that burns readily. Have cooked entire meals right on top of the can or used pots/pans. I like really small cooking fires that are just enough to heat/cook things. Tent pegs make great pot rests above tiny fires. For longer term I like "key hole" lays where I can rake coals to the cooking area for constant controllable heat.



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I like it. Kinda reminds me of when I was a lot younger and poorer and wanted to go camping on a tiny budget with my motorcycle. Dig a small hole in the ground and put a small bbq grate over it for the fire hole. I would always buy 1 large can of the Dinty Moore beef stew and make it my first meal. After that I saved the can for the rest of the camping trip to cook the rest of my meals in. Oh yeah, don't take the lid completely off and use it for the handle. Boy, those were the days. I would even buy a 79 cent, plastic, 8 x 12 drop cloth to use for a lean-to and bury one side and tie the top 2 ends to a couple trees. Spent a two day storm under that one time.



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CenterPoint wrote:
i like the blog

may i presume you are sgtmortar?


You are correct.... :thumbs:



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-6 wrote:
Wee stoves are great but require tabs of some kind. I keep quite a few fuel tabs in the 30 day bags. Hard to beat a "gallon" tin can stove. They are called "hobo stoves". They can be fed with small sticks or most anything that burns readily. Have cooked entire meals right on top of the can or used pots/pans. I like really small cooking fires that are just enough to heat/cook things. Tent pegs make great pot rests above tiny fires. For longer term I like "key hole" lays where I can rake coals to the cooking area for constant controllable heat.

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Been there done that also... even had a Corporal carry a Hobo Stove around in the ammo carrier for our mortars. His Squad was never without hot coffee or cocoa from the ration packs.

But for the individual who was not raised in the trees or had to live our of a ruck sack for weeks at a time, I am only offering one solution.

I have used that exact stove with pieces of Dura Flame fire place starters as should in an earlier posting of the Blog. Not as hot as Heat Tabs but will do the job and can be found at any Wal Mart or hardware store.

Keep those cards and letters coming in folks.:thumbs:



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