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Old 04-07-2012, 03:09 PM
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When I was told to make a backpack oven, I searched the net, finding a few manufactured ones. They all had the same problem: how to control the temperature. My experiments with an empty 1-quart alcohol can and propane stove resulted in wide temperature swings while trying to hold 350F. Then came a flash of insight--the baking is done when the water is gone. A test run with the thermometer stuck in the biscuit mixture verified this.

So, here's my oven.

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:43 AM
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I should have mentioned that the timer in picture 4 above is not part of the setup.

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Old 04-14-2012, 12:13 AM
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A real interesting idea. I like the multi-use aspect of the oven/can. What does your set-up weigh? NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:58 PM
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The can and lid = 96g = 3.4oz.

The oven rack = 59g = 2.0oz.

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:40 PM
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The parchment paper baking pan is made as follows...

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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That is a cool oven. I have used a packbaker which really steams the object and cannot brown it. Doe NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:46 AM
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i've been watching this and i have to say, this is one of the cleverest ideas i've seen in a while. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:37 PM
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