DIY – Alcohol Backpacking Stove

Penny alcohol burner

As many of you might have seen I recently posted a project for gutting an old light bulb in order to make other things out of it. Well one of the  great uses a resurrected light bulb has is as a small vessel to boil liquids in. As long as you don’t confine the gasses crated by the boiling you should be OK, the glass is thin and won’t take all that much pressure. This DIY camping stove would make a great heat source for boiling water in a light bulb. Plus, you can take it with you when your in the woods. How neat is that?

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Penny Alcohol Backpacking Stove

Posted: May 22nd, 2006
at 6:22pm by John

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Categories: Cool,DIY,Mad Science,Science


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  1. or you can create a stove from a beer can or 3…


    29 May 06 at 8:45 pm


  2. Isnt the glass of a lightblulb a bit fragile to be trying to boil liquids in ?
    Nice idea if it works though


    26 Jun 07 at 2:26 am