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by Devin on May 19, 2012

The Boilerwerks pot stand. Atop the Backcountry Boiler to take advantage of exhaust heat (right); paired with the FireFelt to make a stand-alone alcohol stove (left).


After I shipped them out early last year, owners of the first large batch of Boilers had two primary accessory requests: an alcohol burner for wet or fire-ban days and a pot stand to allow a small mug to be heated over the Boiler’s chimney while in use. I developed both last summer and released the FeltFelt alcohol burner, which appears to be performing well. A focus on production of the second large batch of Boilers delayed release of this stand, but last week I finally got them tagged up with the logo and they (along with the FireFelt and a bunch of Boiler spare parts) are now available on the “order” page.

The pot stand:

  • is .45 oz (13 grams) of waterjet cut 6061 Al
  • is stable with interlocking legs that fit snugly around the chimney
  • does not inhibit the feeding of additional fuel through the chimney while in use
  • can bring 8 oz of water to not-quite-boiling in the same 4-8 minutes it takes the primary vessel to boil
  • allows Boiler users to heat a small mug of that perfect beverage to complement their main dehydrated meal
  • pairs perfectly with the FireFelt to make a fully functional, stand-alone alcohol stove for a companion

It feels great to create something new again, particularly when it uses a new manufacturing technique. Waterjet cutting requires no tooling and has short lead times. Music to my ears. :) These are from a short test batch I ran, but I hope to catch a video of the next group.


[ 2 comments… read them below or add one ]

Jeremy September 11, 2012 at 7:51 am

Does this mean you can’t cook to a boil using the BCB as a stove with the pot stand accessory? I’m trying to understand what you meant by “not quite boiling”. Does that mean you can’t boil with it or it just takes longer than 4-8 minutes?

I want to get a BCB with the pot stand to use as my go to water boiler and cooking stove. I just want to make sure it will work well as a stand alone wood scrap cooking stove.

Devin September 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

Hi Jeremy – I’m sure you can boil water in a mug on the pot stand, but it will take longer than the water in the main chamber. So if you want to boil water – main chamber – if you just want to heat something additional up – mug on pot stand. I could be more specific if I knew what you wanted to be able to cook.

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