Thursday, 10 June 2010

It's not rocket science

A fun little project for anyone with an MSR Titan kettle kicking around. Timo in Finland wrote about this one over at BPL a while ago and it seemed like a neat idea to me. A trip to IKEA, £4 of my hard earned, about 20 minutes of my time and I had myself a nice little wood burner stove that nests oh so lovely around the Titan when not in use. I've also finally found a use for the hilarious Terra Nova titanium pegs that come with the Laser Comp tents, they're now pot supports. 87g all in. Sure, it needs a way to lift it off the ground slightly to improve air flow a bit but I'm working on that. A nice little way to boil up water for the whiskey spiked hot chocolates we consumed at the weekend. They tasted even better in the new kuksa!

7 comments:

Thomas W. Gauperaa said...

Very cool. Are the pegs you mention the ones who were in the mystery box? they were really tiny :)

Joe Newton said...

Thomas - yes, the infamous 'cheat pegs', included with Terra Nova tents to give an unrealistic 'total weight'. Actually they're so small I'm still not convinced they'll last at pot supports due to the heat. Anyone know just how strong titanium would be in this situation?

hrXXL said...

Great project Joe. it's still on my myog List.

Joe Newton said...

Beni - Timo has to take all the credit for coming up with such a neat, economical, simple design. It really didn't take very long to make and required minimal tools.

hrXXL said...

yes I know it, but I really need time to come IKEA :)

Nibe said...

It reminds of the Wayland hobo stove also made of a Ikea drainer.

http://www.ravenlore.co.uk/html/hobo_stove.html

Joe Newton said...

Nibe - just goes to show there is nothing new in this world! Actually the Ravenlore website reminded me of something about the new stove I just ordered... thanks Nibe.