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Bushlore Topics => DIY and Homemade Gear => Topic started by: moa_shooter on March 17, 2013, 04:15:50 PM

Title: Supercat Stove and Firebucket
Post by: moa_shooter on March 17, 2013, 04:15:50 PM
Made a supercat stove, a simmer stove and a firebucket stove that will work for alcohol and wood.   The whole concept was invented by Jim Wood and is explained on his excellent website (http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/Fire-Bucket/index.html).  Here are the pics

(https://sites.google.com/site/bushcraftposts/_/rsrc/1363552838637/home/IMG_8617.JPG)
It all nests inside my aluminum pot.

(https://sites.google.com/site/bushcraftposts/_/rsrc/1363552858761/home/IMG_8618.JPG)
The firebucket is made from stainless steel sheet for durability, esp. when used in wood fuel mode.  The two pegs can be inserted in the bottom holes and the grate placed on top to support the stove.  The pegs can also be placed in the top holes for wood mode. Here is is all layed out.

(https://sites.google.com/site/bushcraftposts/_/rsrc/1363552880459/home/IMG_8619.JPG)
The supercat stove sits on the elevated platform and the pot sits on top.  The system is all explained on Jim's website (http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/Fire-Bucket/index.html).

(https://sites.google.com/site/bushcraftposts/_/rsrc/1363552910116/home/IMG_8625.JPG)
Boiling water.

Wood Mode

(https://sites.google.com/site/bushcraftposts/_/rsrc/1363552956800/home/IMG_8640.JPG)
The grate is not needed to support the pot and the stakes make a good support for the kindling.

(https://sites.google.com/site/bushcraftposts/_/rsrc/1363552975168/home/IMG_8680.jpg)
Boiling water.

(https://sites.google.com/site/bushcraftposts/_/rsrc/1363552998186/home/IMG_8686.JPG)
The grate can be used if you want to grill.

For wood mode I found that there wasn't sufficient ventilation so I propped up the edge of the support to allow more air inside.  The reason there aren't more ventilation holes is that apparently it would cause too much turbulence when used in alcohol mode.
Title: Supercat Stove and Firebucket
Post by: Bearhunter on March 17, 2013, 05:06:05 PM
That's a neat piece of kit you've got there MOA... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Supercat Stove and Firebucket
Post by: MnSportsman on March 17, 2013, 05:23:11 PM
Pretty neat! Thanks for showing it, I haven't seen one like that one before.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Supercat Stove and Firebucket
Post by: kanukkarhu on March 17, 2013, 05:53:02 PM
Nice build!  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Supercat Stove and Firebucket
Post by: WoodsWoman on March 17, 2013, 06:02:19 PM
Thank you for showing your set up and adding a link to learn how to make one.   :) 
 
I really like the different options of using this cooking set up.   
 
WW
Title: Re: Supercat Stove and Firebucket
Post by: RoadLessTraveled on March 18, 2013, 10:14:44 AM
Very nice stove!  I'd not seen this before.  Thanks for showing it!
Title: Re: Supercat Stove and Firebucket
Post by: diogenes on March 18, 2013, 10:27:42 AM
Modular, versatile, and all fits in a neat package. Very cool! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Supercat Stove and Firebucket
Post by: Derej on March 18, 2013, 03:25:45 PM
The CatStove is a fun project.

I really like the nice clean lines on your set up. Cant argue with a good looking stove and stand.

I made one myself awhile back and it works wonders for boiling water for hydrating meals or coffee/tea. I haven't made the firebucket yet but I like how yours compacts up inside the pot.

How big is your pot? My solo stove is fairly stout(short and wide is good for alcohol stoves) MSR Stowaway pot and I'm thinking I wouldn't be able to have it fit all inside.

 - Derej
Title: Re: Supercat Stove and Firebucket
Post by: moa_shooter on March 18, 2013, 04:55:19 PM
Thanks for all the comments.

...I haven't made the firebucket yet but I like how yours compacts up inside the pot.

How big is your pot? ...

The pot measures approximately four inches high to the rim and six inches in diameter.  I picked it up at the local Goodwill for $2.99 and it's actually a pretty good little pot that appears to have been made quite a while ago in Canada.  Here's a picture of it with a Wool Army Surplus blanket I also picked up for $5.99  :)
(https://sites.google.com/site/stuffiamsellingsite/_/rsrc/1347033180467/Home/IMG_6778.JPG)