Here is a link to my kitchen kit (http://www.instructables.com/id/4-34-oz-Ultra-light-Backpacking-Kitchen-video-de/)
The best fuel I have found for this stove is HEET - Gas-line Antifreeze & Water Remover. It is about $1.50 a pint and it is 99% methanol. You can get it almost anywhere, gas stations, supermarkets, parts stores. So if you are doing a long trek and you make stops in town to re-stock, you can always fuel up with no problem. As far as energy, 1 or 2 oz can usually boil 2 cups of water.
To use the stove, pour HEET in to the center section and light. Soon the methanol in the external chamber will vaporize and start to escape from the jet holes. These streams of vaporized methanol will ignite and will continue to burn until the fuel is gone. Below is a demo of this.
Step 1: Gather Materials & Tools
The tools you will need are as follows:
To score and cut the cans:
- Utility knife
- Large "C" clamp
- Razor blade
- Various pieces of wood to be used as spacers.
- Petroleum jelly
- Small piece of plywood
- 1 push-pin