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Garnet

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Simple Stove
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:37:07 PM »

Now where did I see this stove?!  I've searched and checked my favorites and can't find it.

Small stove, seems it was a box more or less, and would generate heat quickly burning twigs and leaves.  Maybe someone here knows what I think I'm remembering?
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Re: Simple Stove
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 07:20:04 PM »

A Zipp stove uses twigs, dung, pellet stove pellets, charcoal left over from campfires, etc., but it is not a box structure.  It's more like a mini-forge a bit smaller than a coffee can and uses forced air to get things burning lickety split.  Wisementrading.com has the best prices for them that I've seen--that's where I purchased mine.  Down side is that it cannot be used inside as things get a bit smokey.  Sportsmansguide.com periodically has a foldable box-like metal stove that burns twigs etc.  They retail for less than $15.  Can't think of any others right now but perhaps someone else may know exactly what you're thinkin' of.   :)
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Re: Simple Stove
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 07:33:37 PM »

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Re: Simple Stove
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 07:57:36 PM »

Good to see a review.  I've been intrigued by them for awhile but have waited to consider a purchase until someone reviewed it.  Lazy me!
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Re: Simple Stove
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 09:38:36 PM »

One thing to keep in mind, if there is a significant fire hazard you may not be able to use them. When I was out in Maine one year I saw a posting with fire regulations. It was an exceptionally dry year and the forest wardens had passed a rule against any open fires. They also included the Zipp Stove as well.
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Re: Simple Stove
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 10:09:46 PM »

Good pictures of it in operation here.  It shows that the top is open and the pot is sitting over the flame.

http://www.trekdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Pocket_Cooker.html


Pictures here show two positions to support larger pan and smaller pot.  Scroll down a ways.

http://www.bepreparedtosurvive.com/FirestarterProducts.htm


Another picture and user review with some comments about the weight.

http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/product201.asp


BTW, someone suggested rubbing a little toothpaste on the outside of the pan for easy cleanup.  Haven't tried it, but I remember rubbing yellow laundry soap on large cook pots that were used over an open campfire.  The soot washed right off.  Otherwise, it was baked on forever.
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Re: Simple Stove
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 10:30:06 PM »

In New Mexico, there are times when fires of any kind are absolutely forbidden in national forests and campgrounds.  Also times when the areas are closed altogether because of extreme fire danger.

This cooker could be a good backup for the right situations, though.
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Re: Simple Stove - Zipp Stove
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008, 11:15:31 AM »

Scroll down to picture of Zipp Stove here:

http://www.trailjournals.com/gear.cfm?trailname=5222
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Re: Simple Stove
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008, 12:41:32 PM »

In New Mexico, there are times when fires of any kind are absolutely forbidden in national forests and campgrounds.  Also times when the areas are closed altogether because of extreme fire danger.
One way to 'heat' food in the above situations would be to wrap a metal pot in a solar shower bag with reduced amout of water to allow flexibility, and place in it in the sun. I don't think I'd expect it to 'cook' food, unless you cook in a thermos starting the day before.

Hope this idea offers some help for these 'No Fire' situations.
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Re: Simple Stove
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2008, 04:00:54 PM »

Good point, CL.  There are plenty of days when we could probably put a foil-wrapped package on a boulder or sidewalk here and let the sun heat it up. 
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Re: Simple Stove
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008, 04:17:58 PM »

Speaking of foil...
There are some extremely efficient solar cookers that are lightweight, and fold up for easy carry. THAT's the better plan when cooking is called for. Yes, it does require access to the sun, but its generally sunny when there is high fire danger.

What other ways can we cook without a 'fire'? :camping

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