I've had several inquiries lately about my Bud-Lite alcohol stoves, so it must be time to start giving more of them away! This is my alcohol stove of choice for multi-day backpacking trips and day hikes. It's reliable, efficient, almost indestructible, and super light weight (0.875oz).
I make these stoves 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 goes 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.
It needs just 2oz of fuel and a flame to work every time and I can boil two cups of cold water on it in under 5 minutes. These stoves are consistently primed and plumed in 15-20 seconds. Here is a short video of me using one.
I'd like to keep these giveaways really easy from now on. So there are no lengthy gear lists to provide or complicated eligibility requirements. This will be a completely random drawing using Random.org, except that you now have the ability to earn multiple ‘entries’. Here are the basic rules for the giveaway:
- One Entry: Submit a comment below on this blog post - that's it! No gear lists to provide, or reasons why you deserve to win. Only comments on this post count (in other words, comments that you left on my blog a few years back don’t count)
- Two Entries: There are three different opportunities to double on entries. In addition to posting a comment below, just can put a link on your blog (if you have one) to this giveaway post. Or the second option is adding your Twitter account as a follower of Brian's Backpacking Blog and re-tweeting the original contest giveaway announcement. By simply spreading the word, you get an extra entry. (Note: If you’re already a follower of my tweets, simply re-tweet and you'll get credit). The final/third option for non-Twitter/Blog folks is to Share the giveaway post on Facebook instead. Everyone has a Facebook account, right? There's even a link below this post to let you share it on Facebook.
- Three Entries: This is easy – just do all three of the above! Twitter (or Facebook), Blog/site, and Comment. The maximum I'll allow is three entries per person :-)
That's it. Let me know how many entries you have in the comments below. The giveaway will be open until midnight on January 31st. Good luck to everyone!
Gear Links: Eastern Mountain Sports | REI | CampSaver | Patagonia | Altrec