There is a very good homemade stove that burns either Alcohol
or Heet that can be made out of the 3 ounce Fancy Feast cat food cans. If you do not have a cat, then the Devil Ham
cans are also 3 ounces and will work. The nice thing about these stoves is that they do not require the use of a pot
stand. What ever you are using to boil your water or cook your meals in, it can be placed right on top of the cat food
I have made several of these stoves out of both aluminum and steel cans. There are pro's and
con's to each type of metal. It will be worth your while to read all the information that is contained on Jim Wood's
The video below is a comparison between the Vargo Triad Stove and the SuperCat Stove. Vargo Triad stoves are around
$30 and up, whereas the SuperCat stove is currently 0.54 cents at our local Wal-Mart.
STOVES AND FUEL
Fuel for stove examples:
I have been experimenting with various fuels for my stove. This includes 91% rubbing alcohol, 99% rubbing alcohol and
63% gelled alcohol the type that you would find in hand sanitizer bottles.
So far the gelled alcohol has
burned the longest. The stove that I used during this test was nothing else up the metal bottom to a tea candle. That
little holder will hold 15cc of fluid. If you burn 91% alcohol, you will have a flame for 16 minutes. If you burn
63% gelled alcohol, you will have a flame for 24 minutes.
I also have 3 stoves that are
made out of coke cans. One of those is what is call a top jet alcohol stove and the other two are what are called side jet
alcohol stoves. Don't get me wrong. These are nice stoves, but they do not burn rubbing or gelled alcohol as long as
the tea candle holder does.
I have tried burning another
type of alcohol and that is HEET, you know the stuff in the yellow bottle you would find in the automotive department. This
is an entirely different type of alcohol and it will give you a hotter flame and it will not leave soot in you pots and pans
when you cook with it, and the results are I love using HEET. The Rubbing Alcohol will do the trick, but it does leave soot
coating the pot or pan. I need to get some Denatured Alcohol and try that. Denatured Alcohol will not leave soot on
your pots and pans.
As far as containers for carrying
the rubbing alcohol. All I use are those 20oz Lifewater bottles. For carrying the gelled alcohol, just go over
to the trial size hygiene asile and look for the squeeze top container that carries 3oz of fluids for around .97 cents and
that will work just fine.
BOONIE HAT OR PATROL CAP
*FIELD RATIONS (48 HOURS)
CAMO FACE PAINT OR FACE VEIL
CANTEEN, 1L (2 EACH)
COTTON BALLS IN PETRO JELLY
'D' RING (2 EACH)
DUCK TAPE (5-10 FEET)
FLASHLIGHT, LED WITH COLORED LENS
FUEL FOR STOVE
MAGNESIUM FIRE STARTER
MAP OF AO
P-38 CAN OPENER
PACE COUNTING BEADS
PARACORD (50 FEET)
PISTOL ROUNDS (100-150)
RIFLE ROUNDS (140-210)
SPARE FLASHLIGHT BULBS
SPORK OR EATING UTENSIL
WATER PURIFICATION AND FILTER
WEAPONS CLEANING KIT
WINDSCREEN FOR STOVE
*FIELD RATIONS (72 HOURS)
*PERSONAL HYGIENE KIT
'D' RING (4 EACH)
FUEL FOR STOVE
PISTOL ROUNDS (2 RELOADS)
RIFLE ROUNDS (2 RELOADS)
SPARE FLASHLIGHT BULB
WIRE FOR SNARES
J-TUBE SIZED FOR YOU
ROLLER GAUZE 4" OR 6"
4 X 4 GAUZE PADS
ALCOHOL PREP PADS
TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT
50 FEET 12# FISHING LINE
ALUMINUM FOIL (HD)
16oz DRINK PACKETS
EMERGENCY FOOD BARS
FOIL PACKETS OF TUNA FISH, CRAB, SHRIMP, SALMON, CHICKEN, SPAM
FREEZE DRIED FOODS
*PERSONAL HYGIENE KIT
To save space on items, you can use Dr. Bronners in place of Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Shaving, Deodorant,
and even for washing your dishes and your clothes. Dr. Bronners is all natural and it is very safe for the environment. I
have been using Dr. Bronners since I hiked a 150 mile stretch of the A.T. up here in Maine back when I was 14.
- may be any type available. LBE, LBV, MOLLE, TACTICAL VESTS, etc.
- may be any type available. Backpack will only be worn on Long Range Recon Patrols; you are expecting contact or worn depending
on the situation and oporder.
issued to those who have a need. This will be destroyed by any means available to prevent compromise.
MOLLE II PATROL PACK
The MOLLE Patrol Pack can be attached to the
MOLLE Main ruck or worn alone. It has a large main pocket, smaller front pocket with inside pocket. ID window, padded
adjustable shoulder straps for comfort and fit. Back insert for comfort. The pack integrates with hydrations systems and communications
Attaches to either side of the issue ruck or large
ruck packs. Holds (2) packaged MRE's each or other necessary gear. Drawstring with barrel lock top closure and Fastex buckle
cinch strap on lid cover. This pouch will also attach to either one of the Molle II Patrol Pack, Molle II Assault Pack
and Molle II Large Assault Pack.
3.5 x 11 x 8.5 = 327.25 cubic inches
MOLLE II LARGE ASSAULT PACK
Can be attached directly
to the SDS MOLLE main ruck system or worn as a stand alone patrol pack.
Large main pocket
A zippered front
Front cargo pocket
is large enough to accomodate: 3 or 4 complete MRE packages or NVG's in a hard case or the SDS 6 magazine bandoleer
Within the front
cargo pocket is also utility pocket with velcro flap closure for smaller items
Features a separate
slot to integrate with hydrations systems or comms antenna
The interior main
compartment integrates with communications systems which accomodate attachment of the SDS internal pack radio pouch
points along the padded shoulder straps with quick-ditch buckles.
This pack is jumpable and approved for airborne
Compatiblity: Molle II system; such as main pack, medical pack,
radio pouches, canteen pouches, magzine pouches so and so. it also compatible with hydration system.
What I personally do not like about this pack are the shoulder straps. The padding in these straps will
have you wishing that you had the old ALICE Pack straps stitched on to this pack.
Large Main Compartment
6 x 17 x 13.75=1402 cubic inches
Zippered Front Cargo Pocket
4 x 12 x 12=576 cubic inches
Utility Pocket inside Zippered Front Cargo Pocket
6.5 x 10.25 x .50=33.31 cubic inches
Utility Pocket outside Zippered Front Cargo Pocket
6.5 x 10.75 x .50=34.93 cubic inches
Total Cubic Inches = 2,043
FOR LIKE MINDED PATRIOTS
WHO WANT TO SURVIVE ANY AND ALL SITUATIONS THAT THEY MAY FACE.