Alcohol Stoves & Off Grid Cooking
Next Course:  March 9th, 2018 - A Friday at 7pm at the store
Cost:  $20.oo -- Includes sampling of food & demonstrations.
Click Here to Register & Pay Tuition Online

Number of spaces available:  10

In this seminar, the instructor will touch on these topics:

1.  Denatured Alcohol - Prices, hazards, packaging, storage
2.  Stoves - Types, features
3.  Alcohol Stoves - General principles
4.  Alcohol Stoves - Cooking Techniques
5.  Other non-alcohol related cooking methods

The instructor for this class is a retired chemical engineer whom I met through the store.  He is into preparedness, gardening -- and has done an extensive study on the use of alcohol stoves as a primary cooking method, as well as using different unique and innovative methods for preparing foods off grid.

While alcohol stoves will be the mainstay of this course, other topics related topics will be touched upon and your questions will all be answered.

Here is a portion of the handout students will receive for this unique class:

ALCOHOL STOVE GENERAL PRINCIPLES:

  • POT STANDS SHOULD BE MADE OF METAL AND HAVE OPENINGS FOR DRAWING IN COMBUSTION AIR.
  • STAND SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF HOLDING POT STABLE WITHOUT RISK OF TIPPING FROM CASUAL HIT
  • OPTIMUM DISTANCE FROM TOP OF STOVE TO BOTTOM OF POT IS 1”. CLOSER THAN 1’ MAY EXTINGUISH FLAME. HIGHER THAN 1” WILL WASTE FUEL AND MAY CAUSE SOOTING OF POT
  • A LEAK OR SPILL FROM A BURNING STOVE WILL SPREAD FIRE QUICKLY USE METAL CATCH PAN TO CONTAIN ANY SPILL.
  • KEEP CENTER OF GRAVITY OF STOVE/STAND/POT AS LOW AS POSSIBLE
  • POT SHOULD BE WIDE ENOUGH SO THAT FLAME DOES NOT LICK THE SIDES. THIS WILL WASTE FUEL.

This is a great chance to see alcohol stoves in action, familiarize yourself with them, decide if they are right for you, determine which type/size of stove would meet your needs, and to ask questions of someone who pretty much has a PhD in alcohol stoves!  Click on the link above to sign up today.