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Old 12-16-2010, 03:17 AM   #1
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Hobo Stove with a bonus...

Alright... I was stuck on this, couldn't let it go... So, I made one...

















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Re: Hobo Stove with a bonus...

Then I cooked a can of lima beans... Yeah I know, yuk lima beans... But, I didn't want to cook something and screw it up that I liked...

Oh yeah, here's the bonus, I made a can food handle...







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Re: Hobo Stove with a bonus...

Well, it cooked the lima beans just fine but they were gross...

Let's see if this little thing can fry up an egg...









Yep, and it was really good...

I've got a project involving beer cans coming up that should be pretty cool...
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:21 AM   #4
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Re: Hobo Stove with a bonus...

OK, messed around with it a little more tonight... Made one out of soda cans because they are a little wider than the keystone cans... Worked a bit better...




Made notches both top and bottom on the inner liner... Also cut flappy things to make it stay together while I assembled...






Also crimped the bottom instead of the top, just figured it would seal better if the top was overlapping on the outside...








Then fried another egg and made an omelet...



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Old 12-16-2010, 03:23 AM   #5
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Re: Hobo Stove with a bonus...

Then I decided that it was to tall and took to long to warn up to prime the jets...

Ver. 1.3




This one I used a thumb tack to make the jets and only notched the bottom of the inner lining... I tried with just the 5 holes on top, but that didn't work... Ended up cutting it out and it worked way better than both the others...







I played with eggs so the next step had to be bacon...






Well, I took it to the next level... Used almost 1 1/2 oz. of fuel(denatured alcohol) and boiled an egg... Only took 5 mins to boil and cooked the egg for 15 mins... It still burned for almost 10 mins after removing the jar...






What do you do with a boiled egg??? Deviled eggs of course...



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Old 12-16-2010, 06:44 AM   #6
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Re: Hobo Stove with a bonus...

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Needs more bacon

I made one a couple years ago like the last one on your pics.

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This is perfect for a survival kit in a car...

It's a lot of fun to build and my kids loved the whole experience...

Simple knowledge that we need to get back to...

Hope this encourages others to step away from the boob tube and engage with life...
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Hope this encourages others to step away from the boob tube and engage with wife...
Not a problem
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:30 PM   #8
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It's a lot of fun to build and my kids loved the whole experience...
I homeschooled my kids from the 4th grade thru High School. We used the "unschooling method" so we had a lot of leeway in what we did. Unschooling uses lots of things as teaching materieals. Mother Earth News was a good magazine for us to use in "school". As part of "Science", the girls built a solar cooker out of a cardboard box, aluminum foil and a scrap piece of glass. They cooked hot dogs for their lunch on it. Experiments like that really stuck with them. Given an option that is interesting, kids can be weaned from the "boob tube". At least it was with my kids.
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It's a lot of fun to build and my kids loved the whole experience...
I homeschooled my kids from the 4th grade thru High School. We used the "unschooling method" so we had a lot of leeway in what we did. Unschooling uses lots of things as teaching materieals. Mother Earth News was a good magazine for us to use in "school". As part of "Science", the girls built a solar cooker out of a cardboard box, aluminum foil and a scrap piece of glass. They cooked hot dogs for their lunch on it. Experiments like that really stuck with them. Given an option that is interesting, kids can be weaned from the "boob tube". At least it was with my kids.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:13 PM   #10
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Re: Hobo Stove with a bonus...

My daughter and me built a solar cooker just like the one your talking about 6 years ago for a science project... Worked great, we made cupcakes...

Needless to say, she got and A+ and was voted the best project in the school... The cooker was impressive, but the step by step write up is what sent it over the top...
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