Bud-Lite Alcohol Stove Raffle!

Another month means another stove giveaway! This month instead of a Black-Ops soda can stove it's going to be one of my home-made Bud-Lite alcohol stoves. This is the stove that I carry with me all the time on backpacking trips and day hikes. It's reliable, efficient, almost indestructible, and super light weight. Note: the primer pan shown in this photo is NOT included, just the stove.

Cook System Picture

I make these myself using a one-ton arbor press that I have in my garage. It's my version of the well known Minibull BIOS stove - and as always, full credit is given to Tinny at MiniBullDesign for coming up with the original design. They're made from aluminum beer bottles and created from a single piece by inverting the walls. Below is a photo of my garage work bench showing my arbor press and a Bud-Lite stove about to be formed using the upper mold.

My one ton press



Okay, I'd like to keep these raffles really easy from now on.  So to enter, leave a comment below listing, all of the following:

  1. The make and model of your current backpacking/hiking stove
  2. The type of pot you carry and why
  3. Why you'd like to win a Bud-Lite alcohol stove

At the end of January, I will use Random.org to pick a winner from the list of people who've left complete comments (only one entry per person, please).

Update: And the winner selected by random.org is!

  • Nick
  • Adriftatsea
  • Dokument
  • Duncan

Congratulations to Nick (I'll be in touch via e-mail) and thanks to everyone else who left a comment.

My Updated Trail Cooking System

Reusable Ultralight D-Ring