Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Well, guys, I am back. The holidays were fun, and I hope you had a good time too. Spent the weekend with family but it was a private thing, lots of food to stuff myself. Other than that, I am just relaxing right now and writing in my blog. Time for an update.
Several weeks ago, I had been looking all over for something that I would be able to cook on if my electricity gave out, or if I got stranded in my car and wanted to boil water. Well I heard that a pretty good way was to work with Sterno and I heard about this Sterno stove that folds up for a pack (see the picture above). Well I heard it used to be sold at Kmart, but no such luck. I perfer buying local over buying online so I did try to look around the many stores in my area. I looked all over! REI, Cabelas, Gander Mountain, Walmart, Fleet Farm (they had it at one time, but sold out.) All those places and I could not find it anywhere! Walmart did carry the cans of cooking fuel, but not the stove. Lo and behold, I find it on Amazon under Single Burner Folding Stove. Listed for about $8 ($13 total with ship and handling). Got it a week later. In the picture above it comes folded flat. It is a pretty nice little set up. The cans I bought seperate at my local Walmart for about $3-4 for a 2 pack. Burns up to about 2 and a half hours time.
This is what it looks like when it is all folded together with the fuel can sitting in it. It makes for a good size stove and fairly easy to assemble with directions.
This is what it looks like with the fuel burning. Again, not bad. Had a glass jar full of water boiling in about 15-20 minutes. This would work really well if you are making soup or need hot water for an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat). This is an easy way if your electricity goes out and you cant use a stove or a microwave. Or out of your car if stranded, or if you are out for an afternoon hike and want a hot meal. Good for camping too. This folds really small and flat. Perfect for a Get Home Bag, or a Bug Out Bag.
IMPORTANT NOTE! Sterno fuel is HIGHLY FLAMMABLE! Make sure you follow the manufacturers directions.
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