TIDEPOOL came with an Origo 4300 stove. This is a great, simple stove that can run on alcohol or electricity. We’ve only used the alcohol part. There are two cans full of fiber that you fill with alcohol, and then you light them like candles. We can cook for three or four days on one filling. Also, alcohol is safe to have around, you can put fires out with water, and nothing wants to blow up.
We woke up one morning in Canada to find that the hinged, tempered glass lid had returned to dust overnight. We never heard a thing, which is amazing since we were sleeping four feet away.
A new replacement part required stupid money, if it was really available, so we decided to make our own. We spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to use art glass like we did on the refrigerator top in Bright Water, but we couldn’t find a place to get the art glass tempered.
Finally, we found a piece of 1/8 inch thick 6061-T6 aluminum, cut it to size, hit it with the belt sander and then a disk sander, sprayed it with clear matte finish, and glued it onto the old hinges. We like it better than the glass. Winner winner chicken dinner.