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Swiss Army Alcohol Stoves

Swiss Army Alcohol Stoves



today I want to tell you about the great Swiss Army gelled alcohol feel portable stoves we have at the old grasses needs a real swiss army surplus not some sort of cheap coffee as you can see it comes filled up just like this the way the Swiss did them nice watertight packaging don't have to open it until you need it because it's nice and compact when you open it you will get the matches the stove top and the can can opens like this that is sealed once again go thematts before you can use it stove fits right on that your matches there in a book these are real wood that's quality craftsmanship right there the last time you saw wooden matches in a book like that so all goes together like that when you open it up you can peel the metal back partway for slower burn or all the way just like that simply place your stovetop on it and light it that's simple you notice you get a nice clean flame on top of the stove because it has ears that have been inward you can put a small canteen tough day like the one that comes with our really cheap East German canteen fit you put a regular canteen cup or you can cook with something larger lots of options on this with the top fully removed like it is now this will burn for approximately 45 minutes you probably don't need 45 minutes cut this is going to be hot so use some tool to remove it let's place the cap back on its out source seal tight you can use it again another day another use for these can open them up if you have to start a campfire your kin your kindling is a little wet you don't have everything you need simply dip your kindling in there comes out with the gel towel on it now it's ready to start a fire and you can take out as much as you need and once again you can pack it right back up then your stove bottom will slip right back on it so it's a nice little pack they're inexpensive they're rugged they're well-made the Swiss Army has got a tradition of making like everything Swiss craftsmanship good stuff people have asked me about shelf up on these they're all made in the 70s so I don't know what the shelf life is but if they're this fresh and workable and they're 30 years old or more I'd say they're going to last just as long as you need them to so check us out website is WWF come to see it on your screen and thanks for watching


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