THE CHALLENGE

Reduce dependency on disposable fuel canisters for backpacking stoves.

Context

Backpacking stoves typically require disposable fuel canisters, which add critical weight and volume to the traveler's pack - not to mention the environmental implications.

CONCEPT

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.

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IDEATION + ITERATION
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PIVOT
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.

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Duct

AIR FLOW + STABILITY

Balances cookware and allows for air flow.

Hoods

PARTICULATE BARRIER

Protects fan from fuel debris.

T.E.G.

POWER SOURCE

Thermo-electric generator converts heat into electric charge to power the fan.

Base

HEAT SINK

Creates a substantial enough heat differential for the T.E.G. to generate a charge.

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