This is my first instructable so please be nice!
There are many lightweight backpacking stoves available on the market where the burner unit is mounted on top of the gas bottle. While they are lightweight and powerful they all suffer with a common problem, instability.
This instablity is due to a top heavy design with a high centre of gravity. It could be knocked over by a stray foot for blown over by the wind in particually extreme weather. I aim to fix this design flaw.
This is even more of an issue when the stove has up to 1kg (1 litre) of water balanced on top in a pan for boiling.
This can easliy be solved with a quick, cheap and lighweight solution.
Step 1: What Is Currently Available
There are commercially available options such as the MSR Universial canister stand (shown). While making a gas bottle more stable it does come with the heafty price tag of £13.00 RRP. It is also heavier than my creation weighting in at 34.4 grams while mine is less than 1 gram!!!