Zen Alcohol Stoves – Cat Food Can Alcohol Stove #zen #stoves,


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Cat Food Can Alcohol Stove

Requires a pot stand.

  • Slightly more bulky than other alcohol stove designs.

  • The most popular double jacketed alcohol stove is the Cat Can Stove by 2001 Triple Crown Roy L. TrailDad Robinson. There are a few variants, but the basic design remains the same – an inner ventilated can with fiberglass insulation for a wick encompassed by a larger diameter can with low lying ventilation. Fuel is vaporized and drawn upwards through a central opening where it ignites creating a low pressure zone that in turn draws fresh air in through the lower side vents.

    This stove above is made of a 5.5oz and 3oz aluminum can (cat food) and a piece of fiberglass insulation. Six to eight holes are punched through the sides of each can with either a church key or a hole punch. Fiberglass insulation in placed in the smaller can and the two pieces are assembled as shown.

    Acceptable fuels include denatured alcohol (ethanol), HEET (methanol) and others (see Fuel Options ). It requires a pot stand or rocks to hold the pot about 1-1.5inches for the top of stove.

    Simmering is fairly easy to do, requiring that you block or partially block the inlet vents and/or limit the size of the exit port on top of the stove. You can block with the side inlet vents with a simmer ring and you can limit the size of the outlet port on top by placing a cutout can bottom from a second 5.5oz aluminum can with a hole (or several small holes) cut in it (or something similar – such as a piece of foil) on top of the stove.

    Here is a miniature version made from a 3oz cat food can, 5.5oz V8 can and a circular piece of aluminum flashing JB Welded to the bottom to seal it and keep the inner chamber from shifting. Punching holes with a hole punch in lieu of a church key is mostly for aesthetics, but also allows for a better seal if you use a simmer ring around the circumference of your stove. This design is a modified version of John Bednar’s Turbo Cat II Stove ( Old Site ).

    Notable versions include:


    17/09/2017

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    Backpacking, Year Outs – Gap Year Travel Ideas #cheap #airline #tickets

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    Planning Your Gap Year

    What to do on your Gap Year

    Gap Year Inspiration

    Save up to £50 when you book a gap year appointment – T standard £49 deposit terms and conditions apply. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Promotion must be mentioned at the beginning of the consultation. Offers valid on new bookings only. Offer valid online, over the phone and in store. Subject to booking fees and Airline Failure Cover.

    Insurance must be Worldwide (including or excluding the USA) single trip, blue and gold standard, premier and premier plus policies only (excludes European, budget single trip, annual multi-trip flight only policies).

    Each tour, bus pass, campervan or volunteering project must have a minimum selling price of £500 after any existing discounts have been accounted for.

    Each accommodation booking must have a minimum of 5 nights.

    Not combinable with any other STA Travel offer, except existing supplier discounts which can be applied.

    Promotion must be mentioned at the beginning of the consultation.

    STA Travel reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any time.

    TEs use discount code DMK Gapyear

    FREE GAP YEAR HOODIE

    Gap year hoodies available in STA Travel retail stores until stock runs out, for a limited time only. To qualify for a free gap year hoodie, customers must spend a minimum of £2,500 in STA Travel retail stores including at least one flight and at least one tour product lasting a minimum of 7 days. All product must be booked at the same time and may be held with a deposit. The product does not have be paid in full at the time of booking to qualify for a free hoodie.





    01/08/2017

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    Best Socks For Travel – What To Take Backpacking #military #travel

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    Best Socks For Travel How Many Socks Do You Need?

    “How could you possibly fit a year of clothes into a 32 liter bag?”

    “I could never have only a few changes of clothes in my bag. Didn’t that get gross? At the very least it got boring, right?

    I hear you. I really do. I didn’t think it would be possible either.

    But after 2 months of intense research before our trip, I had found perfect brands for each item of clothing I was packing. Instead of going through the laundry list of items (see what I did there?), let’s save that for later and just focus on one item so you can really see how to breakdown all of your clothing into as few pieces as possible. Starting with the best socks you could ever have for travel…

    Best Socks For Travel

    Quick: If you were going to travel on a week-long vacation, how many socks would you pack? What about for 2 weeks? Now what about for a whole year?

    Before my year of travel, I would have said 5 pairs of socks for one week, 8 for 2 weeks, and maybe 10-12 for a year.

    Is that about what you said?

    But after way too much research on footwear in November of 2011, I realized that if I spent more money than normal on an actually nice pair of socks, I could make do with less pairs A LOT less.

    So what is the best brand of socks for travel and how many did I buy?

    For comfort, variety, breathability, and the ever important “stink repellent” factor (you realize how truly important this one is when the guy in front of you on your 20 hour bus trip decides to take HIS shoes off for the trip), the best socks for travel that I can recommend are SmartWool.

    I bought 3 types of SmartWool socks for a total of 4 pairs.

    What I packed and what I recommend are the PHD Ultra Light Micro’s for running when on the road. They also are great when walking around cities and keeping your feet nice and cool.

    I also had 2 pairs of PHD Outdoor Light Micro’s. which were the perfect socks for almost anything Thick enough when hiking in the cold, kept my feet toasty indoors, but also not too heavy when running around outside.

    I also packed one pair of SmartWool’s Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew socks which were awesome. Super thick with lots of cushion, these socks were great on cold hikes.

    The best part about these socks?

    You really had to work to make them smell. I’m talking multiple days in a row of dirty hikes before they really needed to be changed. Plus, they dry quickly so it was no problem to wash them in the sink at night and have them ready to wear the next day… a huge win when on the road.

    My Ultra Light’s were for running and really hot days. The Outdoor Light’s were for everyday use which is why I had two. Then the Extra Heavy’s were for the long hikes and cold days when the extra cushion and warmth were a huge help. I had every situation covered.

    But that was it. 4 pairs of socks for 365 days of travel and there was never a day where I wish I had packed more. Now the cost of these 4 socks, approximately $60 total, is probably more than you’re used to spending… but they last much longer than cheap cotton socks, are much more comfortable, and save a ton of room in your bag.

    Your Tur n: If you have yet to travel, how many socks do you think you would pack? If you already have done a long-term trip, how many socks did you end up bringing? Does anybody think they have a brand better than my SmartWool’s (I seriously doubt it)?

    About Tony

    Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once. and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.





    31/05/2017

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    Gap Years, Backpacking & Traveling in Europe #cheap #hotels #and #flights

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    United Kingdom

    The perfect destination for both travellers who are just passing through and see the sights or those who want to stay and find their own niche in local life and earn some money while doing so!

    France

    France has plenty for the student traveller. Paris is a repository of history and culture just head for the Louvre and go from there!

    Italy

    Take a trip to beautiful Italy. Famous for romance, pizza, wine and sunshine what more could you want?

    Moldova

    Looking for something different for your gap year? Here in the south east of Europe, between Romania and Ukraine is Moldova.

    Spain

    Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and boasts an incredible range of landscapes over 17 regions or autonomous communities.

    Gap year Europe

    Head to Europe for great food, great fun and and some of the world s most incredible sights and cities. Check out France and Spain for some Mediterranean flair and then if you re looking for something a bit diiferent hear east to Russia, or Moldova (situated between Romania and Ukraine)

    Adventure travel Europe

    From the last outpost of Communism (the self-declared republic of Transdniestr in Moldova), to the lava fields of Kamchatcka in Russia, or skiing in the Alps, adventure travel in Europe has so many choices.

    Student travel Europe

    Europe has plenty for students, backpackers and young people. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the cultural hotspots of Paris and Moscow, where art and music have influenced the world, or want to explore the nightlife of Chisinau in Moldova, student travel in Europe is a short trip away.

    Volunteer work Europe

    There are a number of ways to give back to local communities, through volunteer work in Europe. There are valuable and rewarding projects teaching English, or working with underprivileged or neglected children. In Europe, there are few better ways of get more deeply involved in the local culture than volunteer work.





    30/05/2017

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    Best Socks For Travel – What To Take Backpacking #travel #to

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    Best Socks For Travel How Many Socks Do You Need?

    “How could you possibly fit a year of clothes into a 32 liter bag?”

    “I could never have only a few changes of clothes in my bag. Didn’t that get gross? At the very least it got boring, right?

    I hear you. I really do. I didn’t think it would be possible either.

    But after 2 months of intense research before our trip, I had found perfect brands for each item of clothing I was packing. Instead of going through the laundry list of items (see what I did there?), let’s save that for later and just focus on one item so you can really see how to breakdown all of your clothing into as few pieces as possible. Starting with the best socks you could ever have for travel…

    Best Socks For Travel

    Quick: If you were going to travel on a week-long vacation, how many socks would you pack? What about for 2 weeks? Now what about for a whole year?

    Before my year of travel, I would have said 5 pairs of socks for one week, 8 for 2 weeks, and maybe 10-12 for a year.

    Is that about what you said?

    But after way too much research on footwear in November of 2011, I realized that if I spent more money than normal on an actually nice pair of socks, I could make do with less pairs A LOT less.

    So what is the best brand of socks for travel and how many did I buy?

    For comfort, variety, breathability, and the ever important “stink repellent” factor (you realize how truly important this one is when the guy in front of you on your 20 hour bus trip decides to take HIS shoes off for the trip), the best socks for travel that I can recommend are SmartWool.

    I bought 3 types of SmartWool socks for a total of 4 pairs.

    What I packed and what I recommend are the PHD Ultra Light Micro’s for running when on the road. They also are great when walking around cities and keeping your feet nice and cool.

    I also had 2 pairs of PHD Outdoor Light Micro’s. which were the perfect socks for almost anything Thick enough when hiking in the cold, kept my feet toasty indoors, but also not too heavy when running around outside.

    I also packed one pair of SmartWool’s Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew socks which were awesome. Super thick with lots of cushion, these socks were great on cold hikes.

    The best part about these socks?

    You really had to work to make them smell. I’m talking multiple days in a row of dirty hikes before they really needed to be changed. Plus, they dry quickly so it was no problem to wash them in the sink at night and have them ready to wear the next day… a huge win when on the road.

    My Ultra Light’s were for running and really hot days. The Outdoor Light’s were for everyday use which is why I had two. Then the Extra Heavy’s were for the long hikes and cold days when the extra cushion and warmth were a huge help. I had every situation covered.

    But that was it. 4 pairs of socks for 365 days of travel and there was never a day where I wish I had packed more. Now the cost of these 4 socks, approximately $60 total, is probably more than you’re used to spending… but they last much longer than cheap cotton socks, are much more comfortable, and save a ton of room in your bag.

    Your Tur n: If you have yet to travel, how many socks do you think you would pack? If you already have done a long-term trip, how many socks did you end up bringing? Does anybody think they have a brand better than my SmartWool’s (I seriously doubt it)?

    About Tony

    Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once. and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.





    23/04/2017

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