Lightweight and Durable Alcohol Stoves
For $7 to $8 Each
Benefits of This Type of Stove
: My stoves
are made from aluminum
bottles that are several times thicker than aluminum cans.
crush under the weight of other gear in your pack. The bottom photo
shows me standing on my stove.
Durability Demonstration Video
There aren't many durable stoves that weigh less
than one of these. They weigh just a few grams, and don't use a stand.
availability and Cost:
These stoves can burn gas-line
antifreeze (Heet), isopropyl alcohol, and ethanol. You can buy fuel at
drug stores, hardware stores, auto parts stores, as
well as some gas stations. I recommend using Heet (in the yellow
Jobs: Here are all the color designs that I've come
across as of 7/22/12. You may tell me the letters of your
preferred color designs starting with your first choice. Then do the
same for additional stoves (if you order more than one). For example,
"gihladefm." means that
your first choice is G, your second choice is I, and so on. I
can't guarantee that you will get the paint job you want unless I say
you will get it in
an email. However, I am doing my best to address preferences.
Click the pictures for enlarged photos to see in greater detail. My
email is Dsmolinski123@gmail.com if you choose to communicate
|Why I Leave the Paint on the
- Some companies claim that the paint of
these stoves burns
to create harmful fumes. I would argue that the fumes created from
- should also be treated as harmful and you
breathing any fumes by not breathing directly over your stove. Also,
very little paint ends
- up burning. I tested the stove in the top
photo, and you can see that it retained most of its paint.
- The paint protects the aluminum from
- The designs printed on the aluminum
bottles I use look cool.
It began with a trip…..
This past summer I took
three months off to hike some of the Appalachian Trail. I started
cooking twice a day on a white gas (Optimus Nova) stove. I
cutting a lot of my cooking in order to save time, but the one meal I
give up was cabbage. I love cabbage because it is cheap, round,
forever, and provides important nutrients. I eventually traded
white gas stove for a canister stove (which I ended up using for the
the trip). After the trip was over I began thinking about the
stroll I would go on and I began looking for a lighter method of
I wanted a stove where I
cheap fuel in town, do my cooking, and leave with little or no fuel
leftover. I saw people use alcohol stoves,
and I liked
them because they were small, simple, and fuel was easy to find. After learning about various alcohol stove
I came across the aluminum bottle design. It
had all the features I wanted (fuel
efficiency, low priming time,
durability, minimal weight, and a design that is easy to pack without
puncturing my other gear). Since I enjoy
making things (and had little money) I decided I would make my own
Creating a stove for
I used a car jack to
stoves against a variety of surfaces (a desk, a truck, and part of my
house). All these surfaces were uneven
or didn’t provide enough force. I then
made a crimping jig out of scrap wood, and it worked.
It was then that I realized that making
selling stoves would be a fun, profitable venture.
The birth of
To determine if it was
make and sell this product, I conducted searches on the US patent
website (http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-adv.htm). I also found numerous other people and
companies who were already making and selling these stoves.
became more efficient as I bought
and made industrial equipment. Approximately
40 of my stoves were made
with a wooden jig. After that, I switched
to an arbor
press. Early on, I gave people choices
as to how many jets their stoves would have, and what the diameters
be. Then I decided to make my stoves
with 24 jets of a 1/32” diameter because I ran tests that showed that
configuration is efficient. Customers
should email to discuss custom made stoves (which will cost more). I am
looking for ways to cut production costs, and reduce my environmental
without reducing the product performance. I
have had customers from around the world who
have enjoyed my quality product. Happy
|The Disadvantages of Making Your
You need a press that will provide
immense, even pressure
(enough pressure to lift up a vehicle, maybe more).
Power tools help to make the stoves
quickly. You may not have these.
You can't drill holes smaller than 1/16 "
with your average
You will have to buy special drill bits
to do this.
5.8 cm wide and
have the dimensions of the stove in the
top left picture.
have 24 jets,
each with a diameter of 1/32". I did some recent tests, and discovered
this to be the best size.
My venom stoves are 6.5 cm wide, and have 32 jets, each with a diameter
e-mail me with the following:
- the stoves
- $8 each for 1
- $7.50 each for 2
- $7 each for up to 6
- contact me for more than 6
- Venom (Temporally
out of stock)
- $11 for 1
- $10.50 each for 2
- $10 each for up to 6
- contact me for more than 6
- $3 for the continental USA
- prices vary for international orders
depending on weight. Please email with number of stoves and location
and I will determine cost.
- your name
- your country (if it isn't on the list of
confirmed countries I ship to)
- your color preference for the stove in
order of most
preferred to least preferred (Budweiser blue, white, and red)
- any custom order you want to do
Refund Policy: Once you order a
stove and pay with
plan on receiving the stove. They are very inexpensive and
time packaging/mailing and cannot afford to handle returns.
Stoves on rare occasions are damaged during shipping. Please
contact me if this happens.
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(for orders of 1-3
- For order over 3 stoves please contact me.
- If your country is not on my list, please
contact me before placing an order.
- Please contact me before ordering Venom
stoves to make sure they are in stock
How to Use
- Place the stove on a
- Pour some fuel in the
center of the stove. Don't go over the line of holes.
- Light the center of
- You may hold a pot
over the stove while it primes, just don't cover it.
- Once the flames start
coming out of the jets, the stove is primed. Place a pot on it.
This is a pot
pressurized stove. Once primed, it must be covered with a pot to burn
I recommend placing rocks around the stove to prevent the possibility
pot falling over and burning you with hot water. Let the stove cool
refueling. In cold weather, insulate the bottom of the stove. This can
by placing it on an upside down can, or a non-flammable, insulated
- Use alcohol only
- Do not use gasoline.
- Do not use camp stove
- Do not use any fuel
- Clear flammable
objects within a
five foot radius of the stove.
- Do not use the stove
in an area
with strong winds.
- Use on a level surface.
- Keep flammable clothes
- Roll up sleeves when
- Do not pour fuel into
a lit or
- It is difficult to see
of some fuels in sunlight. Shade the
stove with a non-flammable object to see the flame.
- Fuel fumes are mildly
not to breathe them.
- Go to bottlestoves.com
When used properly, this stove is safe. I am not responsible for
accidents that occur while using this stove.