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