Sign in to follow this  
Delta7

Boiling Water in the Bush.

Recommended Posts

There are many ways out there that you can use to boil water.

 

Fuel Stove (gas or liquid fuel)

http://www.rei.com/product/660163/msr-pocket-rocket-backpacking-stove

 

Fuel Tab Stoves:

http://www.amazon.com/Folding-Camping-Stove-Tablets-Emergency/dp/B000Y9EZMQ

 

Found Fuel Stoves:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1763800459/backcountry-boiler-hot-water-from-found-fuel

 

Or just boil water in a pot over an open fire.

 

What do you use to boil your water and why do you prefer your chosen method?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Katadyn filter and can boil over "bud lite" alcohol stove or over fire. Also carry "Polar Pure" bottles in both (mine and wife's) BOB's.

 

Go check out the DIY Bud Lite bottle stove here:

 

It self carbeurates and needs no stand to eliminate heat wicking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another backup method that can be utilized is solar disinfection. If you are able to carry or find empty plastic bottles, of the clear type used for bottled water, you can use the disinfecting power of the sun’s UV-A rays to eliminate bacteria in the water. You simply fill them with river, lake or stream water, cap them and then lay them on their side to soak up the direct sunlight. After baking for a day (a couple of days in cloudy conditions), you have drinkable water. This process is called SODUS (google it) and recommended by FEMA. Here's a link www.greenprophet.com/2011/08/water-from-the-air/

Edited by LivingGray
additional information

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We use Esbit stove post-2094-13851497874168_thumb.jpghttp://www.greenheat.co.za/AboutUs.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMrH7UmoKtg

No not our video,but just thought it nice for a review.

The Gelfuel is an alternative fuel source to electricity, paraffin, methylated spirits, LPG, wood and dung. It is made from Ethanol which is derived from sugar cane and other renewable agricultural sources.

 

Gelfuel is is renewable, safe, clean, non toxic, non explosive, environmentally friendly & efficient. Gelfuel has a wide variety of applications. The burn time, flame colour and gel consistency are specifically formulated for each application

Or just the camp fire.

post-2094-13851497873978_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey LG, that was an interesting link. Here where I work, I use a portable AC unit to cool a section of my workspace (my part of the building is not heated or cooled, because its just a couple of big machines and me, not cost effective for the company). The AC unit pulls humidity out of the air and it condenses, then drains out a short tube in the back. I have it going into a one gallon jug with a cap. I have to empty it at least once in an 8 hour shift, so the article about recycling condensate for water is pretty accurate!

 

The follow on article about how to use plastic bottles for solar distillation may just save some lives after the next big hurricane down here, too. I greatly appreciate the link!

Edited by survivalcyclist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hell everyone probably knows this already BUT

 

you can boil water in paper, do not use shiny or printed magazine paper unless your in big trouble

I like cooking paper non shiny side type it is almost as thick as paper bag paper.

or chart paper works well too.

make a container with a paper sack or whatever not too big as the water

will blow it out using a couple of sticks to hold it over the fire but not directly on it and it will boil

without burning the paper...

 

to make a bush cooker get any large can #10 is best if you do not have one get a church key

old style can / bottle opener the top removed / open the bottom unopened.

around the edge on the open end every couple of inches use can opener and make a hole.

around the sides use the can opener and make openings every couple of inches around the bottom edge.

this is your air intake stack in tinder and twigs and light it.

it works like a charcoal starter fire is self fed by air flowing up from sides like a blow torch effect.

a couple of sticks across gives you more heat {air gap} pan right on rim slows the fire.

 

toilet paper is your friend it is a great tinder if you seal it in a tupper wear water proof container

it will help to start humid tinder...

 

alcohol for first aid

lip balm

most first aid oils like camphor eucalyptus etc have dual use as long as they can perform double

duty are great for carry

 

IMO I would not use gas in Vaseline it is better to use alcohol in a depression in a blob of vaseline.

or carry it in a fuel container separate.

Edited by juzcallmesnake

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can also use a styrofoam cup, just do not allow it to boil out. The bottom of the cup will become brittle but will not leak unless it already has a hole in it. Just to see how it works try it at home over the sink with a candle. You will be able to discern how far to hold the flame from the cup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Her is what I use it's great can burn tabs, brush, trash, etc I carry a small pair of pruning shears for use with this. You do need to add a small piece of wire about 2" long to close the one side there are two holes that lineup but nothing to use there, at least mine didn't come with anything

 

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/foldable-pocket-cooker.aspx?a=288270

 

Here is another larger one I find interesting

 

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/great-northern-camp-stove.aspx?a=645055

Edited by DonDon
Forgot link

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this