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I found a great backback stove that you can make out of 2 soda cans.

it can be found at journeytoforever.org/edu_bkpstove.html

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These stoves can be useful, however the G2SS states:

Chemical Fuels

Knowledgeable adult supervision must be provided when Scouts are involved in the storage of chemical fuels, the handling of chemical fuels in the filling of stoves or lanterns, or the lighting of chemical fuels. The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.

Eamonn.

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I've heard that the flame on alchol stoves is hard to see particularly in the daylight. A friend of mine suggested putting something in it, copper sulfate I think, to make the flame more visable. I know a guy that uses alchol stoves when he ultra light backpacks and thinks they work great. I use an old SVEA 123 most of the time but recently purchased an MSR pocket rocket after seeing one in action on a cold rain soaked backpacking trip last summer. It may become my stove of choice for scouts since it is so easy to operate. My son has a Whisperlight which is OK but takes a lot of tinkering to get it to run right I think.

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The ultra light guys really like these and swear by them. I have built one of these and it works fine. I have never used it for packing packing relying instead on my cannister stoves. I have not seen one using perlite before.

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