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How to make a Penny Can Stove
Survival Digest ^ | 4/3/10

Posted on 04/03/2010 6:19:20 PM PDT by mylife

I just thought this was neat. I made one in about 10 minutes using a different design.

I made mine about the size of a skoal can and it will burn for about 40 min. Boils 2 cups of water in about 5 min.

I dont think the RTV is necessary if you get a good interference fit.

Make a penny can stove



TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist; campinggear; pennycan; preparedness; preppers; resourcefulness; stove; survivalstove
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1 posted on 04/03/2010 6:19:20 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

http://www.survivaldigest.com/2009/10/penny-can-stove/


2 posted on 04/03/2010 6:21:17 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife

http://www.mediafire.com/?ojmy2z1zfin


3 posted on 04/03/2010 6:28:20 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQl6XS3eGKg


4 posted on 04/03/2010 6:29:53 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Kartographer

Firefox blocked your page.


5 posted on 04/03/2010 6:31:37 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife
There are quite afew lightweight and ultralightweight hiking sites now that discuss this type of item. Ray Jardine sort of pioneered the popularizing of the strategy.
6 posted on 04/03/2010 6:32:34 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: mylife

What is a Penny can?


7 posted on 04/03/2010 6:32:45 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Kartographer

Downloading now.


8 posted on 04/03/2010 6:33:28 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife

Thanks.


9 posted on 04/03/2010 6:33:31 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: mylife

Thanks for this


10 posted on 04/03/2010 6:34:23 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: highlander_UW

Darn thing fits in your pocket and weighs nothing!


11 posted on 04/03/2010 6:34:58 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife

I remember a fire can that I made in Girl Scouts. Take a tuna can, coil cardboard inside very tightly, and pour wax in. Allow to harden.


12 posted on 04/03/2010 6:37:03 PM PDT by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: Lurker

I hope it works for ya. the whole trick is placing a primmer plate below to get the alcohol pressurized.

I just use a soup can lid with a few drops of alcohol on it.

Light the primer pan and in a little bit the jets will light up.


13 posted on 04/03/2010 6:37:50 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: muggs

I imagine that would work but would be sooty.


14 posted on 04/03/2010 6:38:48 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I needed a diversion from Obama L0L


15 posted on 04/03/2010 6:39:47 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife
It's to bad this is unwatchable with the horribly distracting music playing while the person is talking.
16 posted on 04/03/2010 6:43:53 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: mylife

What was the fluffy stuff put in the can, and is that a special kind of silicone?
Sorry, family is watching Lord of the Rings full volume, I can’t hear it.


17 posted on 04/03/2010 6:45:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (michelle, my hottentot venus belle)
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To: mylife

Very cool, thank you.

Site has been bookmarked!


18 posted on 04/03/2010 6:46:30 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: higgmeister

There are lots of videos on making them. just do a youtube search on Penny can stoves.


19 posted on 04/03/2010 6:47:15 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife
very interesting...
20 posted on 04/03/2010 6:48:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tumblindice

Its fiberglass insulation.
It isn’t necessary, it just stops the fuel from sloshing about. I omitted it in mine.

The RTV is also unnecessary IMO. I omitted it as well.


21 posted on 04/03/2010 6:49:24 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Chode

A good little thing to have in the bug out bag.


22 posted on 04/03/2010 6:50:11 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for the info.


23 posted on 04/03/2010 6:51:03 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife

2 cups of water in 5 minutes is being really generous. We make them for Boy Scouts.


24 posted on 04/03/2010 6:51:07 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: mylife

Thanks. That’s good stuff to know.


25 posted on 04/03/2010 6:51:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (michelle, my hottentot venus belle)
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To: mylife
My favorite self pressurizing camp stove:

Svea 123

26 posted on 04/03/2010 6:52:06 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: mylife

Greetings mylfe:

Enjoy, I did. Thank you for sharing with us.

Cheers,
OLA


27 posted on 04/03/2010 6:52:17 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others cite your source.)
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To: tumblindice
fiberglass insulation, high-temp gasget
28 posted on 04/03/2010 6:53:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AppyPappy

I knew some one had to have made them.


29 posted on 04/03/2010 6:54:30 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Rebelbase

What kind of stove is that?

I need something small for motorcycling


30 posted on 04/03/2010 6:55:42 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Rebelbase

What kind of stove is that?

I need something small for motorcycling


31 posted on 04/03/2010 6:55:54 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife
set an empty #10 can on top of it and it'd make a good heater too
32 posted on 04/03/2010 6:56:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mylife

Very good. Thanks for the post/link. Educational/survival/life BUMP!


33 posted on 04/03/2010 6:56:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

Its a fun little project.


34 posted on 04/03/2010 6:56:22 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife
Darn thing fits in your pocket and weighs nothing!

Yup...and if you're going for just a 3 day hike or something of the sort you can carry all the fuel you need in a very small container. I find the whole lightweight hiking strategy stuff interesting...the concept seems sound assuming the hiker has the skill to deal with emergencies.

I mentioned Ray Jardine in my previous post...I read his book and he had some interesting calculations about the amount of weight you end up moving given a normal hiking day wearing standard hiking boots vs the weight of lightweight shoes. But to reduce the need for the heavy boots he advocates reducing the total pack weight to between roughly 10 pounds and 15 pounds or so (rough from memory numbers there). With the vastly lighter load and less weight in shoes the hiker can travel vastly more distance. He and his wife have done the Pacific coast trail 3 times that I'm aware of...the first with the standard heavy pack method and 2 without.

35 posted on 04/03/2010 6:57:35 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: mylife

btt


36 posted on 04/03/2010 6:57:54 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Chode

Yeah. I just thought it could be useful at altitudes where wood is not available.


37 posted on 04/03/2010 6:58:21 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife

I have 2 of these that I made, they work GREAT.. so well in fact that one lives in my vehicle BOB, they are a great little project that can really work well.


38 posted on 04/03/2010 6:59:56 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: highlander_UW

Sounds like a winner to me. I will check out Mr Jardine.


39 posted on 04/03/2010 7:00:06 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: eXe

Yup. I think you should have one in the emergency kit.


40 posted on 04/03/2010 7:01:09 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: highlander_UW

I see Jardine has done the Himalayas. That is just the place I was thinking of using this.

It’s that or cook on donkey dung up there.


41 posted on 04/03/2010 7:05:01 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Rebelbase
Optimus Svea 123R
42 posted on 04/03/2010 7:09:46 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: mylife
I see Jardine has done the Himalayas. That is just the place I was thinking of using this. It’s that or cook on donkey dung up there.

Very cool. I haven't followed him of late so that is news to me, but doesn't surprise.

43 posted on 04/03/2010 7:11:28 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: mylife

It’s made by a Swedish Co., and is really a first generation backpacking self pressurizing stove. Runs on unleaded. Burns like a blow torch and sounds like a V-1 buzz bomb when it gets cranked up.

Youtube search Svea 123 and there are some vids of it and what it sounds like.

I’ve had mine for 35 years, never had one problem. I paid $20 bucks new, now they are like $90.

I really like the penny stove, but for sentimental reasons I’m keeping the Svea.


44 posted on 04/03/2010 7:11:34 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

I see. Optimus SVEA/ SVEA 123


45 posted on 04/03/2010 7:12:07 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Rebelbase

Its funny, I found out about this stove by doing a little research on a Swiss army stove, and I just thought it was so simple.

I had to build one! And there is great satisfaction in building things that work, so I just had to share LoL

I prefer my old Sears white gas camp stove but it wont fit in my backpack.


46 posted on 04/03/2010 7:18:18 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Rebelbase

Survival bump


47 posted on 04/03/2010 7:18:59 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: highlander_UW

I plan a motor bike ride across the Himalayas before I get to old.


48 posted on 04/03/2010 7:19:47 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: mylife
I plan a motor bike ride across the Himalayas before I get to old.

That is interesting. You heading into China then?

49 posted on 04/03/2010 7:26:26 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: Rebelbase

I was just gonna say... I bought one new for a dollar at a yard sale. No one was interested in it but I thought it was pure gold.


50 posted on 04/03/2010 7:27:12 PM PDT by dljordan (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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