Bush Buddy

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zelph
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Re: Bush Buddy

Postby zelph » Sun May 30, 2010 10:31 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:I don't know about once a week but it was a very informative read! I enjoyed it! ;)


All right, once a month :D
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Knotty
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Re: Bush Buddy

Postby Knotty » Sun May 30, 2010 11:27 pm

zelph wrote:...Knotty, are you pleased with the Bushwacker?


Not really but I'll admit to being a wood stove newbie.

The stove's ability to breath just seems way to limited.

Discussed over on Hammock Forums. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17978

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Re: Bush Buddy

Postby cynar » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:36 am

A good read once a week. Great interview.


http://www.hikinginfinland.com/2009/11/ ... buddy.html
"Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained"


Just read this interview...........inspiring!

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Re: Bush Buddy

Postby zelph » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:53 pm

Knotty wrote:
zelph wrote:...Knotty, are you pleased with the Bushwacker?


Not really but I'll admit to being a wood stove newbie.

The stove's ability to breath just seems way to limited.

Discussed over on Hammock Forums. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17978


Wood stoves seem to have a learning curve but it shouldn't be that steep.

Think I'm going to add more air intake holes to the stove and see how it does.


Yes indeed, wood stoves need lots of air.

Add more holes to yours for sure to get it to work.

cynar, I need to read the interview again and see the size of his stoves before he was asked by backpackinglight to make the bushbuddy. I think BPL was influenced by the discussions on TLUD's and wanted in on the member's interests. Stove makers will make what ever you want.
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Re: Bush Buddy

Postby zelph » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:08 pm

Here's what Fritz had to say about Ryan Jordan at BPL:

The next development in the Bushbuddy saga came when Ryan Jordan at BackpackingLight purchased one of the new Bushbuddy stoves. He was impressed enough with the secondary combustion to ask me if I could make him a 6 ounce version of the stove. How could I reduce the weight? The obvious place to save a lot of weight, and a lot of work too, and potential problems of fit, would be to eliminate the base that the firebox sat on. By rearranging the internal construction of the stove to allow eliminating the base section, and by using even thinner metal for most of the stove, I was able to achieve this goal. Soon afterward, just before his upcoming Arctic 1000 trip in 2006, he asked me if I could make an even smaller stove that would fit inside his Snow Peak .9L titanium pot. I built for Ryan what turned out to be the prototype for the Bushbuddy Ultra.
As they say, "the rest is history". Ryan ordered a hundred Bushbuddy Ultra stoves from me, and popularized the stove. I discontinued the larger model Bushbuddy, and started making a new "redesigned regular model" that was the same size as the Ultra.
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Re: Bush Buddy

Postby zelph » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:34 am

zelph wrote:I'm going to start testing the bush buddy stove this weekend.(going RV'ng) I thought it might be interesting.

I took some measurements and found that the BB is the same diameter as a 1 quart can.

The BB has only 1/2 the fuel holding capacity as the quart can.

The BB weighs 60 ounces (with pot support)

The quart can weighs 44 ounces. (with pot support)

The quart can is approx. 1/3 less in weight.

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Just wanted to bump up this thread to show the size comparison of a quart can and the bushbuddy. My recent design of the quart size pellet burning stove made me think of this thread.

Go back to the first page to view the comparison photos.

I'm pretty confident that one load of twigs is going to boil 1 gallon of water. Twigs that are 3" in length.

I also have a companion burner that fits under the fire box grate for the use of alcohol if necessary.
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Re: Bush Buddy

Postby zelph » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:23 pm

Might as well post one here also, it's related ;)

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