Wanna build a MIDGE
gasifier camp stove? Now is your chance.
is the simplest, cheapest gasifier campstove you can make.
It's name means "Modified Inverted Downdraft Gasifier Experiment
Arthur Knoll (the inventor of this stove I assume?) came up with a .PDF explaining how to build it: http://stoves.bioenergylists.org/stovesdoc/midge/THE_COMPLETE_MIDGE.pdf
I was very impressed with it after building one.
This could have been built 50+ years ago and would have been a revolution in campstoves.
Literally *anyone* can build one.
3 tin cans and (10x) #10/32 inch screws are all that's needed.
I decided to take these plans and make detailed YouTube build instruction videos. Build the MIDGE MIDGE Woodgas Stove Build - 01 - YouTube - http://youtu.be/0N2wwSSg-Sk How to prepare the wood fuel MIDGE Woodgas Stove Build - 02 - YouTube - http://youtu.be/Peo2gZAULUI Night burn demo (using wood, dogfood etc.) MIDGE Woodgas Stove Build - 03 - YouTube - http://youtu.be/6GDzK1pQLfY
These videos show you far more than most videos out there.
Most neglect to show how to *properly* prepare the wood for best performance from these stoves.
When around "home base" or car camping, I fuel my MIDGE with hardwood pellets exclusively.
A MIDGE will run 25 minutes on a 3/4 can load of wood pellets.
I've cooked rice for 4 people and cheeseburgers in a large frying pan with my MIDGE.
I rarely use my MSR XGK all fuel expedition stove anymore since building a MIDGE.