For lightweight backpackers, the alcohol furnace is indeed a good choice, and it has many advantages compared to other cooking methods, but it cannot be suitable for each backpacker or outdoor specific situation.
They are very light, cheap, simple in structure, and perform well in cooking, which are very popular with backpackers.
With alcohol as a fuel, you can accurately calculate the number you should carry according to your travel time length.
1. The advantages of alcohol furnace:
There are only a dozen grams to tens of grams.
You only need to add fuel and ignite, no need to pump, start or warm up.
The design is simple, so the failure is very small.
Generally, the sound of burning is not heard.
The taste is not pungent:
Even if you sprinkle wine on your equipment, the next journey does not smell like gasoline.
No need to maintain:
No need to spend time adjust and clean.
The fuel does not explode, and it is easy to go out when it is used.
Easy to carry:
No heavy metal container storage fuel, disposable plastic water bottle.
The price of alcohol is cheap.
Burning alcohol is clean and polluting.
You can easily make a wine stove yourself.
Second, the disadvantage of alcohol furnace:
Low combustion efficiency:
Compared with other liquid fuel (liquefied gas, butane, etc.), the same weight output of the same weight is about half.
Not suitable for group use.
The color of the flame is not easy to observe, and it may have a certain danger for people who only rely on vision to evaluate danger.
Most vaporized wine stoves may not work properly in extremely cold environments.
If you use the alcohol furnace made of cans by yourself, you must pay attention not to break it.
The following is the three most distinctive alcohol furnace designed for long -distance hikers and ultra -light backpacks. Let’s take a look.
Three, the three most unique wine stoves:
1. Toaks titanium alloy siphon alcohol furnace:
Toaks titanium alloy siphon alcohol furnace is compact, light and strong, designed for long -distance hiking travelers and ultra -light backpackers. Its rainbow suction effect makes the furnace have very high combustion efficiency.
Perfectly reaches the balance of alcohol use and efficiency, 30 ml of alcohol can burn for 11 and a half minutes.
Combining it with a bracket, it turned into a complete stove.
Fuel type: liquid alcohol.
Average boiling time (1L water): 11 minutes.
Capacity (L): 0.08 liters.
2. Caldera Cone System alcohol:
Caldera Cone is a very clever alcohol furnace system.
Basic configurations include a wine stove, a fuel bottle, a measuring cup, a combination of pots/the wind gear cone (The Cone), and two plastic cups that can be used as cups or bowls and packed together to reasonably store in the backpack.
It can prevent fuel from spreading from fuel bottle to the backpack.
The cone itself is cut into a specific pot size, which allows the windshield to use the windshield as a pot rack and help placing the stove at the best distance from the bottom of the pot to improve the combustion efficiency.
78 grams of taper windproof cover plus 17 grams of stove, cone windplace cover
Can block the wind, guide the heat upwards, and provide a stable base for your pot.
The ventilation port is biased towards one side, so it can better reduce the impact of wind and make it from lightweight aluminum.
The retail price is $ 34.95.
3. VARGO TRIAD multi -fuel wine refined furnace:
Vargo TRIAD multi -fuel alcohol furnace is a super light convenience,
Compact jet alcohol furnace
Since its establishment in 2003, the original version of Vargo has been upgraded.
Now with a wider fuel injection hole, alcohol and other fuels can be added faster, and it is also very suitable for long -distance hiking.
The three legs at the bottom fix the stove on the ground, while the three legs on the top support the pot.
Because the size of the pot frame is fixed, this stove is best paired with a narrow -bodied cup without suitable for a large -diameter pot.
Weight: 30 grams.
Capacity: 44 ml.
Tacu diameter: 7.6cm
Expand diameter: 8.9cm
Folding height: 3cm
feature of product:
The solid titanium structure, durable.
Multi -fuel capabilities, increase multi -functionality.
Reliable all -season performance, full -season, all -terrain usability.
Folded legs and pots.
Simple to use.
Super compact, require the least maintenance.
Increase the additional injection and add faster injection speed.
Easy to recover unused fuels.
Boil 0.5 liters of water in 5-6 minutes (alcohol) or 7-8 minutes (other liquid fuel).
The biggest disadvantage of alcohol furnaces is that their fuel efficiency is not as good as that of a can, it is not easy to control the size of the firepower, and it performs poorly in the wind. In addition, a pot frame is required, and it may be dangerous if the operation is improper.
In addition, because the alcohol furnace does not open/turn off the valve, you need to calculate accurately every time you add alcohol to avoid waste.
In general, the alcohol furnace is only lighter and more portable than a can, and other aspects are not outstanding.
Although there are some well -known brands such as: Solo Stove, TRAIGA, Toaks, Caldera System to make wine stoves, many ultra -light backpackers also use the alcohol furnaces of cans, iron tanks, and various other re -use materials.
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