DIY BACKPACKING GEAR: Ultralight Backpacking Stove
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DIY BACKPACKING GEAR: Ultralight Backpacking Stove


What’s up guys? On today’s video I’m gonna
teach you how to make a fancy feast alcohol stove out of a Fancy Feast cat food can. So
stick around and I’ll show you how. So like I said guys, I’m gonna show you how to make
a Fancy Feast cat food alcohol stove out of some Fancy Feast cat food cans. It is really
easy, really cheap. It is one of the cheapest, lightest, stoves I have ever found. And they
are really simple to make. First that you are going to do, is take your can of fancy
feast and dump out the contents. And be sure to thoroughly clean out the inside. Be sure
to take off the label from the outside of the can. So I’m gonna go ahead and do that.
If this is your first alcohol stove, I highly suggest that you go around and mark all your
hole punches that you want to make into your cat food can. If this is your first alcohol
stove, I highly suggest that you go around and mark all your hole punches that you want
to make into your cat food can. I’m not going to do that, just for times sake. I’m just
gonna go ahead and get to punching. What I’m gonna do is make two rows of holes. One row
about here. And then I’m going to go to the other side and kind of line that up where
it would be on the other side. And then I’m going to find the center point of those two.
And I’m going to go to the other side, find those center points. And then as the trend
goes, I’m just going to keep finding the center point between each set of holes I make, until
I have five holes one each quarter of the can. Now that the first row of punches is
done, I’m going to go back and find the center of each hole, up a level. And make a punch
there. Almost at the lip of the rim of the can. And there you have it, you have your
completed DIY Fancy Feast Alcohol stove. This one should burn pretty efficient with all
these holes. Let’s go ahead and take this outside and test this sucker out. Now that
you have made your stove, it is time to test it out. The type of fuel that I use is HEET
in the yellow bottle. If you want to learn more about how I carry my fuel while I’m out
backpacking. Then check out this video right here. Alright, I have two cups in my pot that
I use inside of my cook kit. And I have a little more than a ounce of fuel right here.
I’m going to go ahead and fill up my stove to where I think normally this one burns.
You’ll find that most backpacking meals require two cups of water. But normally with those
meals I put a little less than two cups. I’m going to go ahead and light this up. You are
going to want to go ahead and light your stove. Just go find one of those holes on the side.
You are going to want to let your stove prime for about 15-20 seconds. Kind of let your
stove heat up. So what I’m going to do is go ahead and put my pot down and let you guys
see how that looks. And there is my flame pattern. Gonna go ahead and move it over just
a little bit. When it gets really windy, like it is right now, you will see that the flame
is shooting out the side. Kind of uncontrollable. That is when a wind screen comes in handy.
You just want to go ahead and pull this up, pull that out and slide your pot in. And place
your windscreen down on top of that. And that will control your flame to where it is not
out of control and will be more efficient with your fuel. We have a rolling boil. Hopefully
this week’s video was helpful, in helping you make a fancy feast alcohol DIY stove.
I personally really love these. Because you can bend them, you can throw them. They are
really light and you can pretty much do whatever you want with them. They are really efficient.
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