ISO-Clean 2.1 Stove Giveaway!

A couple of months ago I posted about the ISO-Clean 1.0 stove, which is a pretty awesome stove simply due to the fact that it runs off of Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol. Pretty much all of the other alcohol stoves are designed to run off of fuels such as denatured, grain or methyl alcohol, but not Isopropyl alcohol. (When using these stoves, the water content of Isopropyl alcohol tends to hinder fuel efficiency, as well as create lots of soot.) However, Jon from Flat Cat Gear has created these “ISO-Clean” stoves to work with Isopropyl alcohol (ironically though, they are not designed to work with the other fuel sources).

So, why Isopropyl Alcohol?

1. It is typically less expensive than the other fuel sources.
2. It is typically easier to find than the other fuel sources.
3. It is less toxic than (most) of the other fuel sources.

In order for the Isopropyl alcohol to burn both, efficiently as well as soot-free, air flow must be pretty exact and controlled. This can be controlled (in-part) by the distance between the bottom of the cook pot and the stove itself. With this in mind, Jon successfully designed the ISO-Clean 1.0 stove to work with his other Flat Cat Gear cooking systems (the Snow Leopard and the Bobcat systems) which of course, will efficiently burn Isopropyl alcohol, and soot-free at that!

However, not everyone may have one of his cooking systems already, so he also created a few different versions to work with systems that others already have. These alternate versions are the same ISO-Clean 1.0 stove, but with an integrated pot stand on top. This pot stand easily and correctly takes all the guess-work out of trying to get the distance between the cook pot and the stove right. (Not to mention that it allows for one less piece of the entire system to keep up with.)

Jon has created 2 different versions of the ISO-Clean stoves with the integrated pot stand, the ISO-Clean 2.1 stove (which is the stove that I am giving away now) and the ISO-Clean USGI stove, which works with the USGI Canteen Cup and the Crusader Cup.

So, as I said, this is a giveaway… so, let me get on with it!

To enter to win this stove is easy. Simply post a comment below, here on this page telling me why you would like to win this alcohol stove. And that’s it. The contest is open to everyone regardless of where they reside. Then, on Monday, November 19th once I come home from work, I will transfer all the names onto a spreadsheet and then enter the number of entries into a random generator. The name on the spreadsheet that matches the number that comes up will be the winner. I will then post the winner here on my blog and will allow the winner up to 72 hours to respond back to me with their shipping information. If the winner does not contact me in the 72 hour window, I will then draw another name, and so on.

(To make it easier for me, I will only collect the names of those that post here on this particular entry on my blog. Comments made on my FaceBook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, or any other page will not be entered into this drawing, but are much appreciated.)

So, thanks everyone for stopping by, and good luck to all those that enter.

~Stick~

Disclaimer: Jon from Flat Cat Gear provided me with both of these ISO-Clean 2.1 stoves for the purpose of this giveaway.

About Stick

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.
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256 Responses to ISO-Clean 2.1 Stove Giveaway!

  1. Bruce Hodson says:

    So enter me up! I have a number of home made stoves and a Trangia kit, but none of them run isopropanol worth a damn. That and I take kids on trips.

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  2. Worth Donaldson says:

    I would like to win this stove just to give it a try. Over the years I have transition from a MSR Dragonfly that screams like a jet to a Trangia to a Kelly Kettle to Esbit to the Caldera stove. Depending on the trip I now osculate between the Trangia and Caldera. Burning iso intriques me.

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  3. Don Milligan says:

    I think this ISO stove is great and would be fun to test it out. I don’t really need this stove, I just want to support this blog, thanks for your efforts.

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  4. Steve Gullett says:

    I like all kinds of alcohol stoves and don’t have one like this. 🙂

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  5. steve thomas says:

    Well Stick I never win anything so I always try.. But I think using ISO is an awesome way for the everyday man to be able to use this stove. We all have Rubing alchol somewhere at the house. Great videos man I keep learning a lot from you . Thanks

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  6. Ray Peck Jr. says:

    I would love to try out this stove, I am intrigued by its unique concept!

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  7. Steven says:

    As nice as my home made soda can stove is, I would really love a stove with a built in pot stand. Running on ISO is also somewhat appealing as it is cheaper and easier to find.

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    • Stick says:

      Steven,

      I really think that the built in pot stand along with the fact that it uses ISO really sets this stove apart. I love it since it can now be used with any cook pot with no tinkering. Just light the stove, set the pot on top and wait!

      Anyway, thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  8. Shane Waits says:

    Please count me in. Can’t never have too many stoves. LOL Love checking out your reviews.

    Thanks,
    Shane

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  9. Scott D. Rogan says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to use this with my three children. I just ran our Trangia dry and it cracked. The kids are bummed. They like outdoor dinners(ramen, mac and cheese). We also like to have a hot chocolate on a nice night.

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  10. Ken Jacobs says:

    Because it never hurts to have options….and new stoves to test out. ;O)

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  11. krashdragon says:

    I’d love to have this because you can’t see alcohol burning! It’s way cool… ok, actually hot!
    Weight isn’t a problem, but space certainly is! I ride a motorcycle that’s anything but a touring bike, but it’s paid for!
    Mary aka Krashdragon

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    • Stick says:

      krashdragon,

      I will admit, it is pretty cool that the flame is invisible in the day light hours, however, this is also reason to be extremely careful when using these types of stoves.

      Anyway, thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  12. Bryan says:

    I would like to win this stove because I am a beginner backpacker and I am still trying to collect the gear for my first hike – and I still need a good stove! 🙂

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    • Stick says:

      Bryan,

      Thanks for entering, and good luck in the drawing. Also, good luck in getting all the rest of your gear… it is definitely a fun process, at least it is for me!

      ~Stick~

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  13. i’d like to win this because the shipping on anything from flatcat gear is almost as much as the product itself. good luck to everyone else!

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    • Stick says:

      Zom B LaCroix,

      Just from glancing, the shipping seems to be pretty standard USPS shipping prices…however, his prices on his stuff is pretty good (IMO) so I guess I could look at it that way… 🙂

      Anyway, thanks for entering and good luck in the contest!

      ~Stick~

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  14. WhiskeyTango says:

    i would like to win this stove because i had a nice diy stove made from a vienna sausage can that i gave to another hiker and haven’t had the chance to replace it yet.

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  15. Loneoak says:

    Hey buddy, would love a chance for my granddaughter to be able to try her hand at having her own stove. This one seems like it would work well for a newbie, thanks for offering this up.

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    • Stick says:

      Loneoak,

      This would be a fun stove for the young’uns… My son just really enjoys lighting the alcohol stoves… 🙂

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  16. gilegue says:

    Hmmm I am curious on how good it will work with mini emberlit

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    • Stick says:

      gilegue,

      That would be interesting to see… and eventually, I would like to try one of the Emberlit stoves…

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  17. Rick Burtt says:

    I’d like to win this stove so I can put it head to head with my beloved Fancy Feast stove!

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  18. Larry T says:

    Please enter my name into your contest…hey Tuesday is my Birthday.

    BearClaw

    I did enjoy your video on the pad, even though as you say it is a bit flatter than the other.

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  19. Johan Lundh says:

    Well Stick. I´m going from ultra heavy treaking in Swedish lapland to (almost) ultraligt next summer!
    Light and cheap stove seems to be a good way to get started.

    / Johan Lundh
    Stockholm Sweden

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  20. joshuaS says:

    I want this stove because of “Why Isopropyl Alcohol?” reason #4: It contains more energy than methanol or ethanol. I’ve tried mixing half isopropyl and half ethyl alcohols to stretch my eight ounce fuel bottle as far as I can. This is a great solution for those who love the simplicity of alcohol stoves, but dislike their inefficiency.

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    • Stick says:

      joshuaS,

      I did not realize this, I will keep it in mind and give it a try sometime. I suppose that you would mix 90% rather than 70% due to less water content? Also, what stove do you use this mixture in?

      Anyway, thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  21. Ryan D. Johnson says:

    Great video Stick, I would love to have this stove for my upcoming thru-hike. Trying to save some weight!

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    • Stick says:

      Ryan D. Johnson,

      It would be interesting to hear how this stove did on a thru hike… Thanks for entering and good luck, both on your thru and in the contest!

      ~Stick~

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  22. CharlesS says:

    Stick nice video. I would like to win this stove to add to my collection of stoves that I use to backpack with and also in teaching scouts how and when to use different stoves. Thanks for sharing your info and gear.
    Charles

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  23. Kurt Starkey says:

    Stick: Lookin to lighten up, would love to try your clean burning alcohol stove!

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  24. I’ve always used canister/stove on all my hikes. I have never used an alcohol stove,but i have check them out on youtube.I’m more less looking into alcoho stove to save weight.

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  25. charlie cornett says:

    have only used canister stoves and would love to take the next step to liquid fuel, thanks

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  26. Colin Parkinson says:

    I would love an isopropyl stove as being in Canada it is near impossible to get pure ethanol and must suffer with toxic methanol

    Colin Parkinson

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  27. Jim Fuller says:

    Stick, I have never used an alcohol stove. Sounds like a goodone to out!

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  28. Greg says:

    Cool I would like to try an isopropyl stove.

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  29. Evan Ravitz says:

    I backpack in Mexico a lot (I guide to hot springs in Copper Cyn) and in small towns the only alcohol you can buy is isopropyl. Plus Flat Cat gear is great.

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  30. David says:

    Just the fact that it’s free. I have made many stoves and it’s always fun to try out new ones to test for fuel efficiency.

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  31. Keith Rayeski says:

    Why would I like this stove? That’s easy!! But not a one line answer! I just finished Laura and Guy Waterman’s book, “Backwoods Ethics” which I read to further educate myself in LNT and light weight hiking and camping. I have some denatured alcohol stoves, one I made myself through a DIY video. They work great but if I can be sold on the Isopropyl alcohol stove….what fool would NOT take that over the denatured, white gas or certainly, burning up natures own self! If I don’t win it, I’ll buy it…..I just want to try it……that’s part of what makes this life so much fun…changes!!!

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  32. Stephen says:

    Let’s face it–most backpackers, like me, are skinflints. This puppy is FREE. Sign me up. Stephen

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  33. Allen Andersen says:

    This stove sounds very cool! I do a lot of backpacking with Boy Scouts, and I’d love to give this a try.

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    • Stick says:

      Allen Anderson,

      This is a pretty cool little stove! I believe that the scouts would enjoy tinkering with this stove.

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  34. Jason Wosle says:

    It’s a real bummer to be leaving a trail town, after a fruitless search for Heet or denatured, with not enough fuel. Sure I can always start a fire, but it’s so much easier, cleaner and sometimes safer to have a stove and fuel. Thats why I’d love to win this stove: It should be easier to find isopropyl! And I wanna weigh it and run some boil time comparissons…

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  35. Whitewater says:

    Old school hiker that is always interested in trying new gear. I still have the original commercial backpacking alcohol stove. It was a brass-like material and weighs a ton by today’s standards, but back then 50 lb packs were normal. I have made several cat can alcohol stoves but would prefer rubbing alcohol to denatured.

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  36. Ryan Johnson says:

    I want to win because I want to cook dinner!

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  37. Chris says:

    I am a big fan of Flat Cat’s Bobcat systems and would love to try out and own the Iso-Clean 2.1. It sound like a really neat concept and since I have had trouble finding HEET or denatured alcohol on some longer journeys it would be a worth it’s extra weight! I also like how it is a stand alone stove and that would be a bit different than the “system” approach of my Bobcat!

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    • Stick says:

      Chris,

      Cool to hear that you already have the bobcat system. This should compliment it nicely!

      Also, you are the 2nd “Chris” to comment, so I will list you as “Chris (2)” in the main list.

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  38. GoLiter says:

    I flew with friends to Calgary to hike in the Canadian Rockies this past summer. Thinking we might perhaps burn Everclear in our stoves, primarily because it’s less toxic if spilled or accidentally ingested (as happened when one of my friends took a swig from my fuel bottle, mistaking the contents for water), we visited a Canadian liquor store. Wow, is that expensive stuff (esp. in Canada)! I would like to give Isopropyl a try, but it won’t burn in my current alcohol stove.

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    • Stick says:

      GoLiter,

      I hear ya, I paid $18 for a fifth of 190 proof. I do use it on occasion, but not often. It is a pretty nice fuel too… oh well…

      Thanks for stopping by and entering. Good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  39. I’d like to compare it to the Swiss Army Ranger Stove, and old school “fuel-less” number I’ve just started trying out. That one burns whatever sticks and leaves and burnables you can turn up. Here’s some info on it…http://scottishcanoeing.blogspot.com/2008/12/swiss-army-ranger-volcano-stove.html. I don’t know why exactly I just got tired of white gas whisperlites and the Isopropyl gas in steel canister burning stoves, but the stove is the piece in my bag that I’m consistently unsatisfied by. I’ve got everything else worked out to the way I like it. Your stove is interesting, and it may be the missing piece. Thanks, -Greg

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  40. Pete Harris says:

    I’m a sucker for always looking for the “better mousetrap”. I’d love to give an iso stove a try!
    Thanks for having the contest.

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  41. Alden says:

    Ever since Boy Scouts ban the use of homemade alcohol stoves, I’ve been looking for an inexpensive comercial alcohol stove to recommend to the boys. I’d love to give this one a try.

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  42. Anandgunaraja says:

    Great video. Came from Gossamer Gear. I would like to try out this alcohol stove. Easy to find fuel will help me out.

    Thanks

    Anand

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  43. rusthawk says:

    After spending a week without power in the last hurricane, this would be perfect for camping in the house — and you can’t beat the cost of the fuel! Thanks for the entry!

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    • Stick says:

      rusthawk,

      Sorry to hear about the hurricane, glad that you made it through it though! And yes, you are right, these types of stoves are great for power outages. I have used a few of my stoves in the same situation!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  44. pinoakroad says:

    I use esbits and love, but would be interesting to learn how to use an alchol stove. Thanks for the contest and your investment into the bping community!

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  45. Drewski says:

    I also am interested in this stove as I am trying to move from my old (30+ years!) Svea 123 to a much lighter weight system. I also have lurked about your blog gathering UL (or almost UL) info. I got here from your buddy Brian Green’s blog and I enjoy the banter between the two of you and also enjoy your views on equipment. Great thing for you to do!

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    • Stick says:

      Drewski,

      I have never used a Svea 123 but I have read a lot about them. They seemed to be quite an icon for stoves and backpacking on some of the forums… Anyway, thanks for making your way over to my blog and entering the contest. Good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  46. James Steele says:

    Top reasons to enter a contest for a free stove:

    1. free!
    2. fuel serves 2 purposes because i hurt myself a lot.
    3. i have punched a crap load of holes in a crap load of tin cans and still cannot figure out the right set to burn without soot.
    4. i want to impress my friends
    5. to boil water in a drug store parking lot just after buying a bottle i isopropyl alcohol.
    6. i’m not a prepper but i have a prepper mentality.
    7. i like to win.
    8. i made a baking set and want to try it out.

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  47. firemandempsey says:

    I would love to try an iso stove and love lightweight gear. Thanks for having this give away!

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  48. chalk23 says:

    Another gear give away; your the best stick. I would love to try a rubbing alcohol stove.

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  49. Chris says:

    I would love to win this stove because I just simply like gear. As a lightweight backpacker we have to be careful about the gear we use, and this stove looks like it fits the bill. Thanks for the offer!

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  50. As I shift away from white gas toward alcohol I am trying a lot of new things. I would certainly ike to try one of the newest designs on the market. Thanks. JIMC

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  51. Tollermom says:

    So far I have the food, a pot and a nice titanium spoon. Having a little cookstove would complete my outdoor kitchen. Thanks for the opportunity Stick!

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  52. nvlife2013 says:

    My wife and I will be doing the PCT in 2013 and this stove is hands down better than my JetBoil because fuel will be easy to find, it is lightweight, and bombproof with no moving parts. All important qualities for a 2600 hike. I also made DIY Cat Can stove but this stove looks much more efficient and nice looking to boot.

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    • Stick says:

      nvlife2013,

      Awesome that you and your wife will be hiking the trail together! That will be an awesome trip to be able to share together…

      Thanks for entering the contest and good luck in the drawing! And of course on your hike too!

      ~Stick~

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  53. Cheryl Cashman says:

    I would love to win this so I can share this information with others. I’m the Chair of an Emergency Preparedness Committee here in Los Angeles. I’m trying to encourage people to be prepared, especially in ways they haven’t thought of, in case we have a major earthquake and people don’t have gas or electricity. People just collecting pamphlets of info or what to buy isn’t good enough, I want people to see alcohol stoves and how they work and other items they haven’t even thought of that they might need to McGuyver in an emergency situation. I’m coordinating a preparedness fair and I’m focusing on DIY type preparedness examples. This is great and I plan to encourage people to check your site out. I’m very impressed.

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    • Stick says:

      Cheryl Cashman,

      That sounds awesome, and I agree, this would be a great item to have for emergency situations. And I agree, I think that showing others these types of things rather than just reading about them would do well for lots of people… Anyway, thanks for entering the contest and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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    • Jon Fong says:

      Cheryl, I am just starting BETA testing on an Emergency Kitchen. The kit uses either the ISO-Clean stove (Isopropyl) or the Lynx Stove (Denatured alcohol). Cotact me through our site if you would like more information. BTW, I live close by in Calabasas. Best regards – Jon

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  54. Kim Pingatore says:

    This sounds like a cool stove and would be great for a long distance hiker, as the fuel is readily available

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    • Stick says:

      Kim Pingatore,

      I agree with you. I think that Iso would be pretty easy to find, even at homes…

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  55. Vince A says:

    Winner, winner– cook me a chicken dinner. Sweet stove, sweet blog. Thanks Stick.

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  56. Keith says:

    Hey Stick, like you, a DIY-head, I’ve built a bunch of alky stoves and burned a boatload of HEET, but this clever design intrigues me. I read your review of it. I’d throw it in my day pack for coffee/tea/lunch breaks and not think so much about HEET’s undesirable elements. (I’d also probably end up trying to copy it in bigger and smaller versions). The fuel dual use aspect is cool too, but you’d have to watch out and not waste your cooking supply.

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    • Stick says:

      Keith,

      I haven’t tried to DIY one similar to these stoves yet… maybe one day I will try, however, since Jon was kind enough to send me 2, I won’t need too…although, a smaller one would be pretty sweet too…

      Anyway, thanks for entering the contest and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  57. barbariancoder says:

    Once you go rubbing alcohol you never go back! I want to try to win the best. Not only can I clean wounds, but would also be able to cook food and heat the H2O for the instant coffee/hot chocolate and maybe cook a marshmallow or two. And, of course that would be a good fair weather stove for a fair weather mid-altitude-flatlander such as myself.

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  58. Wesley W. says:

    I want to win because where I live (upstate SC) it’s always fair weather. I’ve made a pile of stoves but all to be used with Heet. The ability to use a different fuel would add some diversity to my fuel line up. Thanks Stick and keep up the good work. I’ve been following you for a while and always look toward to your write ups and videos.

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  59. Barry says:

    I’d like to win this stove, well, because winning is fun! And I’d like to start experimenting more with different cook kit set ups. This could be my first to move away from canister or white gas stoves.

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  60. I’d like to win this stove because I am interested to try out the isopropyl fuel. I’ve been tinkering with alcohol stoves for a while but haven’t found a design I like.

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    • Stick says:

      renegadepilgrim,

      This design is certainly interesting, but more importantly, it works. Can’t ask for more than that!

      Thanks for entering and good luck int he contest!

      ~Stick~

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  61. Shawn A says:

    First time I am commenting on your blog but I’ve been following you for a while and heard about your blog through Brian’s backpacking blog and Philip Werner’s blog. I really like alcohol stoves as I have built several myself. I am still working on perfecting my design though, as I have trouble getting boil times down low enough to make alcohol stoves practical. Right now I am using a lot more fuel than what I think should be used. I think iso alcohol is a very good source of fuel as it is very cheap. I’d be interested in trying this stove out to see how effective it really is with my whole cooking system!

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    • Stick says:

      Shawn A,

      Thanks for keeping up with my blog, and that is awesome to hear that you have lumped my blog in with Brian and Philips blogs…I also follow their blogs and they are great sites indeed! Anyway, how much fuel are you using now to boil say 2 cups of water?

      Thanks for entering my contest and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  62. Michael B says:

    Man thats great! I have been looking at these stoves for a little while now. I’m still a little skeptical but think this would be a great addition to my fancy feest stove which I love!

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    • Stick says:

      Michael B,

      As you can see in the video, the stove does exactly as intended. I will admit, I have not used this stove long term, but I see no reason to have any concerns that it won’t continue to perform as expected. I think that if you win you will lose any skepticism that you may have…

      Thanks for entering the contest and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  63. sean whelan says:

    Pick me, I’ll review it on my blog

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  64. Mary G says:

    Hi Stick, Great blog! I would love to win this stove to share with my hubby on our backpacking trips here in Northern California, so many trails…

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  65. Dragonfly Hiker says:

    I would love a chance to try this stove out here on the east coast. It is such a different piece of stove technology that what I have used

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  66. Jim says:

    Stick, I’m new to backpacking, and I’m just starting to collect some gear. This would be a great way to get my cook kit started.

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    • Stick says:

      Jim,

      I agree, this would be a great way to kick of your cook kit! Thanks for entering and good luck!

      (Also, you are the 2nd “Jim” to enter, so I will have you listed as “Jim (2)” on the main list.)

      ~Stick~

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  67. Jared says:

    I’d love to win this stove! I’ve got a Caldera Cone, but I’d love to try it this new system. The fact that the fuel is less toxic is what intrigues me the most. I always feel a little nervous about storing my fuel bottle in my pot, even though it’s highly unlikely that any would leak. I think using rubbing alcohol would just give me a little more piece of mind.

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    • Stick says:

      Jared,

      I also have a Caldera Cone and will admit, it is an awesome system! If carrying alcohol though, I always store my fuel outside my pack in a Ziploc. Don’t want that leaking all inside my pack! But I think that you are right, rubbing alcohol wouldn’t be as much of a concern.

      Thanks for entering the contest and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  68. Redmaple512 says:

    I would want to try this stove in the field. Isotropy alcohol seems like a better proposition than others. Thanks

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  69. This sounds like it would be a great addition to my kit.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

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    • Stick says:

      Clinton Ausmus,

      I think that this stove would be a great addition to a number of peoples kit! It is a great little stove!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  70. Christian says:

    I would like to win this stove mainly out of curiosity. I always heard isopropyl alcohol wasn’t an acceptable fuel, pretty interested in trying it out. Also, Flat Cat Gear seems like a great company and I would love to own one of their products. I have been hearing a lot of great things about them on the web lately. Thanks for this opportunity Stick.

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    • Stick says:

      Christian,

      You have heard right…Iso will not work in other stoves, however, this one it works extremely well in!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  71. Patrick says:

    I currently use a SuperCat stove which I made, but think this might have something to it.. honestly I have not tried isopropyl alcohol in my stove, but hey the chance to get a free stove specifically tuned for this fuel, could be fun with field testing..

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    • Stick says:

      Patrick,

      The Iso would not do very well in the Cat stove, so I wouldn’t suggest it unless it was your only option…now this stove on the other hand does awesome with Iso…

      Thanks for entering and good luck in the contest!

      ~Stick~

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  72. Awesome stove. I know i’ve tried rubbing alcohol in my homemade can stove and it didn’t work too well. Burns really sooty and not too hot. Enter me!

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    • Stick says:

      ultimatejimmy,

      That would be correct, and what makes this stove so cool…it doesn’t do that!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  73. Joe B. says:

    I use isopropyl alcohol on a daily basis at work. Would love to be able to skewer a grasshopper and roast him right there on my tailgate. [throws name in hat]

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    • Stick says:

      Joe B.,

      If you win this stove and decide to skewer a grasshopper over it…you gotta promise to video it and share it with the rest of us! 🙂

      Thanks for throwing your name in and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  74. Crystal Niedzwiadek says:

    Hi Stick! Love your blog. 🙂 I would love to win the stove because I’m new to lightpacking and I’m still trying to figure out if alcohol stoves will work well in the Rocky Mtns. I tried an alcohol stove on my last trip, and it didn’t go too well. So back to the Jetboil. If this stove can work at high elevations and during winter conditions, I promise to report back. Happy Monday. 🙂

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    • Stick says:

      Crystal Niedzwiadek,

      That is a bummer to hear that your recent alky stove didn’t work out as planned…it musta been pretty bad if it drove you back to the Jetboil…

      Anyway, thanks for entering this contest and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  75. alpinisto22 says:

    Hey Stick,
    I just posted a comment here on your page but I’m not sure if it actually submitted. So just to be on the safe side I’m reposting. I would love to have this stove! Having a totally different fuel burning stove in my line up would be awesome. I’ve been building and testing my own stoves for several months now but something like this is still beyond what I can make. Would be great to have a dependable and well made lightweight stove in my backpacking arsenal. Thanks for the videos amigo!!!!

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    • Stick says:

      alpinsto22,

      This is the only one I see… but I know what you mean…I do that on occasion… Anyway, I got you down for this one, so thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  76. Slaton says:

    Hey Stick!
    Always excited to see your videos…..especially when I see “Giveaway”!!! I’m a stove enthusiast and have been building stoves for several months but have never had the opportunity to use an Iso stove. I would love to try this guy out, have a potentially less toxic burn, and have one of the sweet stoves in my line-up for trips. Thanks again for all the work you put into these videos and keep’em coming!!! Thanks from Texas!

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    • Stick says:

      Slaton,

      I know what you mean…I love to see “giveaway” in a title too! Thanks for the continued support on my blog, and of course for entering this contest! Good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  77. Karl says:

    I would like to win this stove is because I’m a scout leader and I’ve been showing these kids how to utalize different types of stove and I did not have one of these to show them. After I show them I will raffle it out to the troop.

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    • Stick says:

      Karl,

      This would be a fun stove to show off to a group of scouts! As well, I feel like it would make a young scout quite happy to win!

      Thanks for entering and good luck in the contest!

      ~Stick~

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  78. Cris says:

    I would love to win this stove! The fuel is cheaper and a lot more accessible!

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  79. Cesar says:

    Stick, you said it best in your blog post with the 3 reasons to use rubbing alcohol, but I can add one more: dual purpose for fuel. Not only can I burn it, I can also sanitize my hands and also disinfect cuts and scrapes with it.

    That said, of course I’d want to have one of these stoves as a great alternative in my stove choices. 🙂

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    • Stick says:

      Cesar,

      Great point…I can’t believe I forgot to list that… Multi-use…the core of “UL” backpacking… 🙂

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  80. Noah Gilliam says:

    I would love to win this stove to add a great disaster prep/ survival option to my kit. You can find heet or slx at a lot of places, but unless you live next to a hiker, backpacker, prepper or bushcrafter you won’t find it if you have to scrounge. Nearly everyone has some alcohol at home though.

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    • Stick says:

      Noah Gilliam,

      I agree, rubbing alcohol is a pretty common thing in most homes…or so I would assume! This stove would definitely be a great part of a BOB…

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  81. Jim says:

    I currently do not have a stove and would like to give it a try.

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    • Stick says:

      Jim,

      Wow…no stove?! How do you survive? 🙂

      Maybe this will be your lucky turn of events… Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  82. gary brensdal says:

    I am getting back into hiking / camping for the benefit of both myself and my kids, but since I no longer have any gear, I’m having to start over on reacquiring everything. Any help towards that end is immensely appreciated. This sounds more economical as well as practical, and exactly what I need.
    Thanks
    G

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    • Stick says:

      gary brensdal,

      That is awesome that you are getting both yourself and your kids back into the backpacking! Great to hear.

      Thanks for entering the contest and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  83. Ginger Lee says:

    I am hoping to win this stove to give as a gift to my best friend who will be hiking the PCT. The perfect send off gift;)

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  84. Scott C. says:

    Stick – sign me up. My DIY stove isn’t as reliable as I would like.

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  85. Chad Ashton says:

    I’d like to win because I don’t have a “real” stove yet. All I have is a DIY cat stove and a DIY penny stove. An isopro powered stove would be AWESOME for a budget backpacker like myself.

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    • Stick says:

      Chad Ashton,

      I have a few of the penny stoves (both DIY and commercial), and a couple of cat stoves, but for some reason, I could never get the cat stove to work as I thought it should…strange, cause it’s so easy to make…

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by and entering! Good luck in the contest.

      ~Stick~

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  86. Allen Bishop says:

    Love the idea of a ISO stove, much cheaper and if for some reason it isn’t available and denatured is you could just add a little water to dilute it. Heck yeah I would like one!!

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  87. Jason says:

    Thanks for this offer. Love your blog follow it all the time. In the ever pursuit of trying to get lighter this type of stove would help me obtain getting closer to that goal. Thanks for the chance.

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  88. reefblog says:

    i’m one of those types that feels they have to make everything themselves … been using the same supercat stove for over 2 years, it works just fine, but a shiny new stove would be rad!

    thanks for making the contest

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    • Stick says:

      reefblog,

      Hey, I know what you are saying…for a while I was using one of my DIY stoves and hated to give it up in favor of another one, but I eventually did…but of course I still have it though!

      Anyway, thanks for entering and good luck in the contest!

      ~Stick~

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  89. Wakis85 says:

    I would love to win this stove. Right now I am using a JORG stove w/ canister. I tried to make a few alcohol/ pop can stoves but just couldn’t get a good burn time.
    ~Wakis85

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    • Stick says:

      Wakis85,

      That is a bummer to hear that you couldn’t get the DIY alky stoves to work good for you. They can be hit or miss…

      Anyway, thanks for entering and good luck in the contest!

      ~Stick~

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  90. Hubert Wieland says:

    I’d like a chance to win the iso-clean,
    Thx

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  91. kristalb says:

    Hey Stick!
    Little by little trading in my heavier equipment for lighter! It would be a step in the right direction for sure.
    Loving your posts, loving the backpacking tips! Thanks for all you do!!
    Kristal

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  92. dbcooperisalive says:

    Would love to win this. I started hiking 2 years ago after having open heart surgery. I never overnighted before but I would if I got this. thanks dbcooperisalive

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    • Stick says:

      dbcooperisalive,

      Wow, congrats on getting out and being so active after surgery, that’s awesome! And good luck on your first overnight trip too!

      Thanks for entering and good luck in the contest!

      ~Stick~

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  93. Mike says:

    I don’t have a stove 😦 so this win would be great!

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  94. David Harrer says:

    Hey stick I would love that stove because I dont own a stove so I need to make a wood fire to cook everything thanks

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  95. Michael says:

    So I can pack lighter!

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  96. Mark Kelley says:

    I love to watch Jon’s videos and think that he deserves a lot of credit for thinking outside the box on this one. So many have said that Iso. would not burn clean but, he proved it will. Thank you Stick for sponsoring this give-away and I would love to have this stove in my pack.

    Mark

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    • Stick says:

      Mark Kelley,

      I agree with you about Jon’s stoves and systems. He has come up with some nice designs and taken the stove world into new areas, and as you said, this stove is only one example! Eventually I am going to have to try out one of his Epicurean stoves…it just seems like the perfect stove for any sort of backcountry baking, as he demonstrates in his videos.

      Anyway, thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  97. Tim Ahlstrom says:

    This looks like a great way to cut the pounds on my November attempt to take the Colorado Trail (mostly) from Denver to Gunnison, where I just graduated from Western State. Even with light skis and everything as light as I can go, I could seriously use something lighter than my Jetboil. Unfortunately, being a newly graduated student, funds are low and getting superlight gear is rarely inexpensive. Somebody said something once to this effect that rings true: You can have gear that is either strong, heavy, and cheap or strong, light, and expensive. It couldn’t get any better than free!

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    • Stick says:

      Tim Ahlstrom,

      Congrats on being a new grad, and good luck on your upcoming hike! Sounds like it will be awesome!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  98. I’d love to win this stove because I’ve never tried using alcohol stoves before…it’s a very light and intriguing way of cooking in the wilderness. Being an ultralight guy, this stove would lighten up my pack as well.

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  99. id love to win this stove so i can let my 7 year old cub scout use it… he is just starting his love for the outdoors and i want to see that foster

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    • Stick says:

      Jordan Hipple,

      Awesome entry! My son has used a few of my alky stoves, but I will admit, he likes the Jetboil Sol Ti the best I think…

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  100. Bill says:

    another option in the kit bag, its what you make of it imo.
    nice blog btw.
    bill

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  101. Brandy says:

    I would love to try this stove! I don’t own any alcohol stoves YET and would love to start with this one! Looks easy and the price for supplies is great!

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  102. Mark Heslop says:

    I would love to win one of these stoves to take with my on the 2 week Saskatchewan canoe trip I will be doing this summer.

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    • Stick says:

      Mark Heslop,

      That sounds fun! I have only been canoeing a few times, but that was always for a few hours, never for camping! Hope you have a great canoe trip!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  103. Eric says:

    I would love to give a ISO stove a go….. Cooking in the great outdoors is the best.

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    • Stick says:

      Eric,

      I agree with that! Or at least boiling water in the outdoors… 🙂

      (Also, to note, you are the second “Eric” that has commented here, so you will be listed as “Eric (2)” in the final list.)

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  104. kegger63 says:

    I would like to add this stove to my kit, currently using the solo stove, winning could help offset the cost of the solo stove!! (to its credit, it is well made and works!)

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  105. Cool, or should I say hot lol, stove 😉
    Ship to UK lol 😉

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  106. Luke says:

    I would love to give this stove a try, so winning it would be great! The cheap price and abundant availability of the fuel makes it seem like an easy way to go. Additionally, I like the idea of a cleaner fuel, where HEET tends to give off some nasty fumes that burns my eyes if I am too close to the stove. Moreover, the unique design of stove itself intrigues me!

    Thanks Stick!

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    • Stick says:

      Well said Luke! I’ll tell you though, I have never really had any issues with burning the yellow bottle HEET, but the SLX is a different story… I will admit though, I have been using SLX more the last couple of months (if I haven’t been using Esbit) because it does burn hotter…

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  107. Barb says:

    Oh! I don’t have an ultralight stove yet! I would love to win one to try out. Zing bars and ProBars are great, but it’d be nice to have something warm now that the weather is getting colder.

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  108. Patrick Smith says:

    I would like a stove that burns rubbing alcohol. Mine uses the more costly kind.

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  109. Dulcimer says:

    I love your blog, I am a stovaholic, and I don’t have one that burns rubbing alcohol. Are those good reasons? lol

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    • Stick says:

      Dulcimer,

      I can relate, and the feeling of “need” I had for this stove was also pretty much the same! 🙂

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  110. Glenn says:

    I’d love to win this stove because my current stove setup is just too heavy and complicated to use on my upcoming JMT hike next year. I’m definitely sure the base weight of my pack would lessen with that stove inside it.

    Just to let you know I love you blog. Keep up the good work….

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    • Stick says:

      Glenn,

      I would love to hike the JMT…hopefully one day I will! Good luck on your hike though!

      Anyway, glad that you enjoy my blog and thanks for entering the contest! Good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  111. Logan Barboza says:

    I love this stove! It has exactly what i want in a stove, great size, price with fuel, a top to put pans on.I wouldnt need a pocket rocket so this is awsome. I cant make my own because i would probably hurt myself lol. I love your videos they are super great!

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    • Logan Barboza says:

      oh yea, how many times can we comment for it?

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    • Stick says:

      Logan,

      Excellent summary! And thanks for the kind words. As far as how many times you can comment, I welcome as many comments as you want, however, I will only add the name in once.

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  112. Robert Winkler says:

    This would be the perfect stove for my RDC bag

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    • Stick says:

      Robert,

      I have got to ask (and this may be one of those slap myself in the forehead kinda questions) but what is an RDC bag? 🙂

      Either way, thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  113. Steve says:

    Hey Stick,
    I design and fabricate alcohol stoves myself as you know. I would love to examine a different design and study it.

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    • Stick says:

      Steve,

      Thanks for stopping by! And yes, I know…one day I will have to check out your system!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  114. latitude918 says:

    I should win this stove because, I want to transition into ultralight backpacking, and this would solve the deliemma I have as to what stove to get. It would be a great piece of kit to add to my gear and really help me along on my way to transitioning into ultralight.

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  115. Because……well, boiled water just tastes better on an ISO-Clean stove. Just sayin.

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  116. Chris Major says:

    I would love to win this alcohol stove so that it can join me on my ultralight travels over the next year. I plan to spend my time bikepacking through the UK hitting the best climbing and wild swimming spots, barefoot hiking 150miles of coast to coast trail and perhaps some European adventures. It would be a great addition to my outfit as here in the UK we don’t have quite such an extensive availability of bespoke kit. I would love to field test and then blog about this product!

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    • Stick says:

      Chris Major,

      I have a feeling like this stove would fit in well for that application, as well as your places of travel.

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  117. Bawaza says:

    I’m interested in this stove as I am trying to move from classical bushcraft style camping to a more UL lifestyle – bridging both worlds while keeping weight down considerably. I’ve never tried a stove like this, as I usually just made a fire, but this would keep my impact much lower in the woods. Even if I don’t win, this is mighty nice of you! I’ve lurked on your blog for some time gathering UL info. 🙂

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    • Stick says:

      Bawaza,

      I have not really practiced any bushcraft, but I feel like it would be a great supplement to the “UL” backpacking style, and that these 2 methods could go pretty much hand-in-hand… I dunno, maybe I’m wrong. I do need to get more of my skills together though…

      Anyway, thanks for lurking around my blog and glad that it has been helpful!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  118. Harpo says:

    I want one of those stoves!

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  119. Dave Huisingh says:

    Ironically, I was just researching the Iso-clean 2.1 stove. I’d love to add this to my alcohol stove collection.

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    • Stick says:

      Dave,

      I know what you are saying…that same thing has happened to me a few times…cool how it works out!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  120. atkory says:

    Okay I will admit it… I am absolutely geeked out about stoves. I’m not sure if it’s the mixture of chemistry and physics but there are SO many different variables that it’s exciting to think of trying to get one set up that is perfect for me. I’m hoping to walk away from the isobutane stoves soon and am very interested in this idea of using isopropyl alcohol. We are hoping to do an AT thru-hike this year and fuel availability is a concern. Plus the idea of carrying an alcohol I can use for sanitation is equally appealing.

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    • Stick says:

      atkory,

      I agree…there is a certain fascination with stoves and cook kits in general. I have only been backpacking a short time, but I have used alky stoves for almost all of that time. I have some canister stoves, but they don’t get used much…and when they do it’s because I loaned them out… 🙂

      Anyway, good luck on your upcoming thru…

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  121. SixtyAteOutdoors says:

    I’m very interested in the stoves because of the multiple uses of the rubbing alcohol. I have alcohol stoves that use HEET, but I can’t use it for many other purposes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    • Stick says:

      SixtyAteOutdoors,

      Great point, there is only one use for HEET, and that is the stove. Not sure if you have tried it though (or have access to it) but 190 proof Everclear also works well in those stoves, and of course has other uses (drinking and an antiseptic), although, the downfall here is availability and price…

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  122. John Keefe ( Battleax) says:

    I have the snow leopard system and love it. I am like you. Put the water on and do your chores. When the water boils I am ready. It would be a great option to have another choice of stoves.

    Battleax

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    • Stick says:

      John Keefe (Battleax),

      Awesome to hear from another Snow Leopard user! I also have one and find it to be a very nice system!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  123. mntbiker9497 says:

    Hey Stick!
    I need this stove! For 15 years in the Marine Corps I’ve been humping MREs across the country on bicycle tours and up southern California’s highest peaks. This stove will be a great addition to my ever-lightening pack load thanks to your extensive reviews. I nervously await the results!

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    • Stick says:

      mntbiker9497,

      I can honestly say that I have not lugged a single MRE around in my pack…and I am glad because I do have some and they are heavy, and bulky! I can definitely see how dumping these from a pack would both lighten it up as well as free up some of real-estate!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  124. Jeremy says:

    Hey Chad, thanks for the giveaway. I wan’t to win this stove because my cook kit is just not cutting it right now and I have no money to replace it. Hook a brother up… 🙂

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    • Stick says:

      Jeremy,

      Sorry to hear about your current cook kit…sounds like the contest came at a good time for you!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  125. stephen (stick ) henderson says:

    I WOULD LIKE THE STOVE BECAUSE WITH MONEY TIGHT AND I CAN NOT AFFORED ANOTHER STOVE TO TRY. IT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA TO USE THIS FUEL BECAUSE IT CAN PICKED UP ALMOST ANYWHERE .IN TENNESSEE THE WEATHER CAN CHANGE QUICK AND THIS WOULD BE GOOD FOR STORMS.

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    • Stick says:

      Stephen,

      I like your name… 🙂

      I completely understand about the money being tight! And I also agree with you about how easily available this fuel is. This stove would be a great addition to a BOB too…

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  126. Greg Williams says:

    I want to win this stove because I’m intrigued by the use of isopropyl alcohol. I also would like to add a stove to my slowly growing gear closet in an attempt to acquire as many cook systems as Stick! 🙂

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    • Stick says:

      Greg,

      I agree, the use of Isopropyl alcohol in this stove is pretty amazing, and definitely cool in a number of ways. And that is too funny…”growing your gear closet”… 🙂

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

      ~Stick~

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  127. Eric says:

    I would be glad to get the chance to try one of these stoves. You just can’t beat the price of Isopropyl alcohol.
    Eric

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