Here's the alcohol stove. Next photos are from Barbary Sheep hunt in S. NM during short ice age.
In front of a cave entrance (rabbit sized) with warm, moist air freezing on the juniper.
It was too cold for this rabbit to run.
Notice ice on propane and insulated water jug. Never got above 20 in tent for 3 days. Next time I'll take the wood stove. Propane works pretty well until it gets below zero. And we didn't have enough propane to run it all the time.
Diesel Jeep Liberty and wall tent.
Montana hunters. They didn't bring their wood stove either. They stayed in motel in town for two nights.
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Hope this helps. Thanks for the your effort of helping out in this post.
Maybe after your stove picture you could share some other pics of your last hunt in S. NM.
HUAINAMACHERO, thanks for the help. This is a difficult site to figure out, but worth the trouble. I did as suggested and edited one of my prior posts (rather than add yet another post). I thought it would just add the url, but it put the pictures. I added the Barbary sheep hunt pictures from the first week in February. I'm thinking about going down this weekend and trying one more time. My knee is still sore from the last trip, but I think I'm up to it. It was over 70 degrees here Saturday, so the weather should be hot down there. Mike.
I use the Thru Hiker sold by end2end that was posted on the first page. Works great and in 32 degree weather boils 16oz of water in about 7min. I like the jet boils and Msrs lot better if weight is not and issue but if I am going to be out for a while the burner/Ti pot/wind shield/ Ti spork and handles are all under 10oz.
I played with several designs, including a store bought one, and mine is much easier. Just fill it and light it. No hassle with an extra saucer to add fuel to start it. Also, if mine gets stepped on, just bend it back out and you're good to go. I can't tell the difference in efficiency, although the little blue jets sure look cool. By the time you get yours burning efficiently, my water is already warm. Gas is more efficient than alcohol, so for some trips I still take my Whisper Lite or Pocket Rocket. But, I took a bad can of gas once for the Rocket. Fortunately, my buddy took his
alcohol stove. I've even used the Sierra Stove. It just uses a small battery to fan your twigs. Works, but is more trouble. Don't have to carry any fuel. I modified mine with titanium cup and lithium battery to get it down around 8 oz. Not bad for a week long trip. Definitely light, but I hate black pots and having to throw twigs on every two minutes.
For a hunting spike camp in moderate weather, you can't beat alcohol.