Kamin-Tourist alcohol stove

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  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    The clue's in the name, since 'kamin' in German apparently means 'fireplace' and at the heart of this stove is a fire-brick

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    In the sense that the stove has not been used, it's 'un-fired' and some cellophane acted as packing between brick and the clamps riveted to the base

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    However, a brick that was once clay and is now a brick surely can't be said to be un-fired?

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    Trangia burner for size comparison

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    The base/lid

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    'Ges.Gesch.' is an abbreviation of 'gesetzlich geschützt' meaning literally 'protected in law' - which I assume refers to the name having been protected by copyright. 'Schnellkocher' - quick cooker - and 'Mit heizelement' - 'with heating element'.

    The box lid ...

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    ... and the instructions on one side

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    I'm not sure what they mean by an 'etna' in those instructions. Makes me think of Etna the volcano, but this stove's surely not a scorcher. I then thought "made of pumice?" but it's not a pumice type I recognise ...


    Were I to fire it I'd probably set up something like this arrangement (a folding windshield)

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    It'd be a pity to burn off the decal and scorch the metalwork, but I might just try out the fire brick separately, suitably soaked in bio-ethanol first, which wouldn't leave a stain residue unlike our purple-dyed meths here in the UK.

    Half-a-pint to boil in four minutes eh? Twenty minutes on a full charge of alcohol. Not so much a 'Pocket Rocket' but a 'Pocket Rock' perhaps? We'll see ...

    TO BE CONTINUED

    John
     
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  2. gieorgijewski

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    :)
    kamin - in polish - kamień - mean stone, komin - mean chimney
    in slavic - ko mene - (come) to me - dual meaning
    et.c.
     
  3. keeper_of_the_flame

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    very interesting item, John.
    There really is a brand called ETNA

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    but unfortunately I haven`t got more infos

    Peter
     
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  4. itchy

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    'Pocket Rock'

    made me smile, thanks John.

    Why not? Reminds me a little of the pumice on a rod thing that, soaked in kerosene, was used to start fires in the fireplace. Or, actually, not that different from the "Benghazi" burner used in N. Africa by the British. Pretty much any flamable liquid mixed with a porous heat sink.
     
  5. pbekkerh

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    Did you ever try it?