Rest of April: (2) Butane Stove

Butane Stove: I’ve been converting my cooking arrangements to use the same sort of butane stove I use for heating Seatern. Given I rarely use the stove it makes sense to only carry the same type of fuel for both purposes. But I do sometimes boil water when sailing so I wanted to have the stove gimballed. The problem is that the design of the horizontal stove means that the balance point varies with the weight of what is being heated and also the weight of the butane cartridge.

In the end I’ve balanced the stove for a varying amount of food or water and an empty gas cylinder. Then I’ve added a metal “trough” opposite to the gas cylinder into which I can put small weights (formed from curtain weights) to balance however much gas is in the cylinder (i.e. from 0 to 200g).