Reduce dependency on disposable fuel canisters for backpacking stoves.
Backpacking stoves typically require disposable fuel canisters, which add critical weight and volume to the traveler's pack - not to mention the environmental implications.
Design a compact, lightweight stove which uses local fuel to boil water.*
*A survey revealed that most backpackers use boiling water to prepare dehydrated meals.
IDEATION + ITERATION
We're gonna need a bigger boat stove.
Early tests revealed the interior volume of the stove wouldn't allow for sufficient heat to boil a pot of water.
So, it was back to the drawing board - ideating how to either increase the volume or maximize the existing space.
AIR FLOW + STABILITY
Balances cookware and allows for air flow.
Protects fan from fuel debris.
Thermo-electric generator converts heat into electric charge to power the fan.
Creates a substantial enough heat differential for the T.E.G. to generate a charge.