made another YACC stove to replace the one I inadvertently smashed on the trip down. this time I didn't bother removing the top; I see no point, as it's only used for pre-heating, and the existing hole is already plenty big enough for that. I did puncture another small hole opposite that to allow for easier reclamation of unused alcohol, by pouring it back into my little dollar-store travel bottles.

as always, it's very difficult to light. the instructions on that page don't really work for me, and the alcohol wicks out and onto whatever surface the stove is on, spreading flame as it goes. I ended up putting it in another small stainless steel dish to keep it contained, but the fuel all burned up before my water even started boiling. I'll try again.

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