Hoboelite woodburner stove 09/17/2006

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Hoboelite woodburner stove 09/17/2006

Post by zelph » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:41 pm

Made this one from a vegetable steamer. (stainless steel)

fits nicely inside a 6 inch diameter cake pan(aluminum) that is the cook pot.

Can be considered a complete kitchen in a pot. The elite hobos have these on the rail trails

Weighs 297 grams

Pot supports are 2 pieces of stainless steel windshield wiper dohickies placed into holes punched into 4 places, ends are bent downward to prevent the potstand/windscreen from opening any further

The steamer/potstand has 3 little feet to keep it off the ground and to allow air to pass underneath into the many many little holes in its bottom.

Will fire it up this comming week and do some tests. Will keep you posted.


Twas a beautiful day out there today for some test burns to get aquainted with this stove.

It was breezy, not windy.

2 cups tap water at 70 degrees

Air temp was 60 degrees

Sun shining bright

Used one handfull of tinder, pieces no larger than my pinkie finger5/8", for tinder starter I used fluffed jute twine enhanced with PJ petrolium jelly. ( I gave it the ole boyscout huff and puff to get it really blazin) Half my tinder was aromatic cedar, can still smell it on my person as I type

From light up to boil, 5 1/2 min.

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