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    Shoe Tin Camping Cookers (DIY)

    I covered a couple of these briefly on my blog awhile ago, I use shoe tins because I have plenty of empties laying around and they're small and unobtrusive.

    Bush Buddy Burner: Nothing new or innovative, get your container cut corrugated cardboard in strips just wide enough so it sits proud of the container. Wind the corrugated cardboard around the inside of the container until it sits nice and snug then pour over melted wax until full.

    That's the burner made, SIMPLES! now scrap the top of the waxed cardboard to ruff it up and do a quick burn, this preps it to easier take a flame when out in the field.

    These are ideal for GHB's, BOB's and Emergency Car Bags they literally last until burned out no evaporation, danger from exploding or leaking.




    Meths Burner: I first saw this one on Youtube, only ever seen one guy use this and unfortunately he nolonger posts videos. He used a Altoids tin, I use a shoe polish tin.

    Get your container, fill it with fiberglass loft insulation and then add a mesh cover to keep it all neat and tidy, stop the insulation falling out. I used the mesh from an old splatter screen I found.

    Last edited by Smudge; 11-04-2015, 04:39 PM. Reason: Thingy

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    Limited to number of pics per post:

    Rope Cooker: This uses meths as a fuel also, cut a length of rope and wind it around the inside of your container, pour on meths and ignite. I'm not sure what type of rope is best for this although I'd avoid that cheap blue plastic rope often found, I used a length from a skipping rope I found.



    All of these are burners, they still need a platform I use a ventilated tuna tin with a cut down tent peg as cross supports, the good thing about this is should you want to you can still burn solid fuel tabs such as Hexi blocks.

    Getting the ventilation holes right was a bit trial and error, at first I didn't have enough and they cookers died pretty quickly.

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      #3
      1) Does the shoe polish tin sit inside the tuna tin?

      2) Were you a shoeshine boy?
      I don't know.

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        #4
        Originally posted by gamgee View Post
        1) Does the shoe polish tin sit inside the tuna tin?
        Yup

        Originally posted by gamgee View Post
        2) Were you a shoeshine boy?
        Nope, old habits die hard.

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          #5
          Which burner would you recommend? I'm partial to the idea of the wax one, because of spillage issues.
          I don't know.

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            #6
            I've tried to build these before and always failed.
            So I salute you and your British ingenuity.

            ...I just carry a mapp tank and touch now.
            Bigger the Government, the smaller the Citizen.

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              #7
              Originally posted by gamgee View Post
              Which burner would you recommend? I'm partial to the idea of the wax one, because of spillage issues.

              Honestly it depends, the wax one is great for GHB's, Car Kits, Emergency Work Bags and that sort of thing just pack it and forget it, I'm partial to the 1st Meths burner if I'm out for a jolly I only really made the rope one because it was new to me and wanted to see how it works (same as other meths fuel burner just different wicking material)

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                #8
                I hope this doesn't get moved to the cooking section.
                I don't know.

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                  #9
                  They make a rope for sealing wood stove doors. I think it's fibreglass. Wonder if that would work very well. It would last a long time. Or that lantern wick that's flat and a 1/2 wide maybe...
                  Bigger the Government, the smaller the Citizen.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Smudge View Post

                    Getting the ventilation holes right was a bit trial and error, at first I didn't have enough and they cookers died pretty quickly.

                    Can you even buy those old can openers anymore in America? Everything here is packaged in either plastic or cardboard now.
                    Bigger the Government, the smaller the Citizen.

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                      #11
                      A resealable paint can version of one of these might work well


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                        #12
                        Originally posted by rover View Post
                        They make a rope for sealing wood stove doors. I think it's fibreglass. Wonder if that would work very well. It would last a long time. Or that lantern wick that's flat and a 1/2 wide maybe...

                        No idea, I just made with what I had laying about

                        Originally posted by rover View Post
                        Can you even buy those old can openers anymore in America? Everything here is packaged in either plastic or cardboard now.
                        I wouldn't know

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