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
Step 2: What you need
3 150mm cable ties
3 100mm cable ties
A pair of scissors
The cable ties are better in a bright colour so you can spot them easily.
Step 3: Make a loop of cable ties
Take your gas bottle and fit them over the top.
Tighten them until you get a firm fit but loose enough to slide them up and down the gas bottle. They will not slip off the bottem due to the rim at the base of the bottle.