GI Joe Stove

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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby zelph » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:56 pm

I don't think the soldiers behind the lines need little alcohol stoves. They have mess tents and can make their own stoves from beer cans. They do have beer cans right? All they need is instructions on how to DIY. Zenstoves has all kinds of instructions to copy and send.

JRogers you said you sent stoves to soldiers. Were they behind front lines? Tell us a little about the stoves you sent.


A lot of the stove makers got together about 2 years ago and started mailing a few stoves to troops as well as instructions on how to make them. I just sent a cook set complete with stove last month to a buddy deployed in Afghanistan. (He's a medic so getting 91% alcohol will be pretty easy).
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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby JollyRogers » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:03 am

I just started sending stoves myself. Usually I send batteries, (only in the winter, summer is too hot and they can explode in the carton), good cigars, good coffee, wet wipes, (Wal-Mart has unscented bio-degradable ones for just a little over $2 a pack), nylon dress socks, Aloe lotion, cotton swabs, ear plugs, etc. Thus far they have all been Jack Stove cook sets. But again, this was to a medical battalion. Unfortunately my wood burner is designed to go with my cook set. It works well as a stand-alone but is too clunky to be taken to heat water in a canteen cup.

As for beer cans, no they do not have them. Soda cans maybe. But alcohol is forbidden because Iraq and Afghanistan are Muslim nations. Alcohol is a big no-no over there. As is any kind of horror comics/books/movies and adult or pornographic materials, (this includes nudes or semi-nudes not just the hard stuff). Pork of just about any kind is a non-no as well. As are mass quantities of Bibles and non-Muslim religious material. You can send a Bible to someone, but not hundreds at a time to hand out to everyone. (Sorry Gideon ;) )

Other things not to send are any kind of compressed gas or aerosols. They tend to explode/leak when constantly exposed to 120+ degree heat. A good rule of thumb is to not send anything that you wouldn't leave on the dash of your car with the windows rolled up on a hot summer day. So Chapstick and lip balms are out as well. If you want to send things like deodorant or lip balms, just be sure to double bag them in Ziplocs and get all of the air out before you seal them. You might get lucky and they might make it intact, but if not, at least they didn't ruin anything else.

Don't ship toiletries with food. No one likes Oreos that taste and smell like Old Spice or Speed Stick. Stick deodorant taints everything it is shipped with when it gets hot. And again, if it can melt, spill or smells, double bag it before you ship it.

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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby zelph » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:41 pm

All good advice there JollyRogers, thank you. How about cell phones, are they allowed there? Maybe prepaid phone cards????? "Subway" has a program "Phones for Soldiers"
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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby zelph » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:18 pm

I'll be going up into Wisconsin tomorrow to the Veterans hospital in Madison and will check there on the bulletin boards to see what is the latest thing for soldiers is.
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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:15 pm

bumped for future reference on item under construction :-)
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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby Book580 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:01 pm

Request to be placed on the list for two Ti GI canteen flame diverters. Carver, Book, S. Hopkins.

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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:54 pm

How did you find me :D
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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby zelph » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:03 pm

Book580 wrote:Request to be placed on the list for two Ti GI canteen flame diverters. Carver, Book, S. Hopkins.


Book, they are now listed for sale. Thank you very much for your interest in the design :D

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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby Book580 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:33 pm

The diverter works better than could be expected. Thanks again. Steve Hopkins

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Re: GI Joe Stove

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:39 am

Thank you Steve.

It can also be used in conjunction with solid fuel esbit. Esbit placed inside a titanium tray:

http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/bget-titan ... l-tray.php
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