usually i use a twig stove i made from an cutlery strainer salvaged from behind a resturant in chinatown.
i didnt want to take it on the plane, so i picked this baby up at the market when i got to the philippines for 3 bucks!!
its a duel twig/charcoal burner, burns hot as the flames of hell, metal rim arond the edges for pot to sit on, comes with a grill to bbq on.
made from welded aluminum, light as hell. will be cleaning this one up to take home with me for sure.
While I have not been hobo-ing yet, when I do camp out and travel, I use a home made alcohol stove with 3 cans of coke, called the "keyhole stove" it got its own base with a wind block on the base. You fill it and put some alcohol on the bottom and light it, it will work when there is a breeze, and lights up quickly. I carry alcohol in a water bottle. ! squishable Gatorade bottle last 1 week.
The stove is small, fits inside a aluminum mug, which i bought for cheap. inside the mug also a aluminum foil windblock screen, a 3 leg stand made out of coat hangers and plastic syringe, lighter, scrub pad and lid made of large bean can. The entire cooking set fits inside itself ( except for fuel). it weights less than a cellphone. It doesnt work too well with a lot of breeze, takes longer to cook and less efficient.
For those who say you can't see the flame...you cant in broad daylight. But a shade of a bridge or your hand can make it visible. Also you can hold a twig see if it burns, or just look at the stove and watch for heat wave. You can totally see it at night.
Here is my stove:
Oh, and those who say you use Propane...are you talking about the green coleman canisters, or the small, aluminum canisters?
The big, heavy steel propane canisters are near indestructible, but heavy as fuck
The smaller aluminum come in tow types:
Isobutane ( a mix of 20% propane and 80% butane) found in wal-mart for coleman "hiking" mini stove. The propane propels the butane at low temperatures.
Butane: red MSR or gray cans found in outfiters, like Bass Pro shop, etc. 100% butane, same as your lighter. They dont work well when frozen or near freezing temps, you have to warm the can first.
Picked this up from a gunshow.I've done my share of research on it.Seems to be from either 1945 or its a 1970 Repop.But hell its german and has a makers mark on it.Either way its got some history to it and i paid $5 for it.I know ill never see anyone with one of these haha.
It was made when germany was split up from what i can find out.So that dates it at least 40 years old give or take.
Use it on a fire or my alcohol stove.
Love the damn thing and it'll cook anything i throw in it.Plus it doesn't weigh shit because its aluminum.Sucks tho that its made from that.Hello cancer lol.Whatever.
The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
Buy Matt a Beer
$75.00 of $75.00
Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully this will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
Feed Matt a Burrito
$100.00 of $100.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
Finance the Shopping Cart
$100.00 of $200.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.