Apr 2, 2006 at 2:03 pm #1218210
So, I made a few beer can pots and really like them: http://www.freewebs.com/jasonklass/myexperimentsadventures.htm So far I like the Henekin one best because of the ident which makes it easier to pick up. My idea is to add some kind of insulation that goes around the middle part so you can lift it off the stove without using a pot gripper or bandana and so that it can serve as an insulated mug. I’ve already tried foam (it melted). I have some Kevlar wick that I could wrap around it but it’s thick and would make it pretty bulky (I might order some thinner stuff). Any other ideas?
P.S. I do not want to add a wire bail or handle. Basically, I’m only interested in material that will insulate and won’t melt. I use a tea light stove and the flames only touch the very bottom of the can so the material won’t come in contact with the flames. Thanks for any suggestions.Apr 2, 2006 at 2:08 pm #1353986
@chadlLocale: Teton Valley, Wydaho
Jetboil uses neoprene…………Apr 2, 2006 at 3:51 pm #1353989
A very simple solution – although it does not insulate – is to put a ring or pads of high temperature silicone gasket maker high on the can. Permatex and others will handle 750F. Scope the local automotive parts boutique.Apr 4, 2006 at 11:46 am #1354079
Where can you find something like that Vick?
-Dave:)Apr 4, 2006 at 12:26 pm #1354081
I believe this is the silicone sealer Vick mentioned. It is available at better auto parts stores.
RobertApr 4, 2006 at 5:03 pm #1354110
Excellent. Thanks Robert.
-Dave:)Apr 4, 2006 at 5:50 pm #1354113
thanks, that’s it. You can burn it – just before the aluminum melts. But otherwise, it holds up pretty well.
However, it gets hot eventually, so use reasonable caution. I put pads of Permatex high on the can so it is out of the flame.Apr 12, 2006 at 8:12 pm #1354719
Thanks for your ideas everyone, but I think I found what I’m looking for:
http://practicalbackpacking.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201Apr 25, 2006 at 5:48 pm #1355456
Wow! That’s brilliant! Where did you find the fiberglass wick?
BTW: I just visited your website and I’m very impressed — lots of great ideas.
Keep on inventin’ :-)Apr 26, 2006 at 6:49 am #1355475
You could also use Kevlar cord per Jason Klass.Apr 26, 2006 at 5:07 pm #1355514
Thanks David! I have a potentially better idea in the works. I’m just waiting for the material to arrive. Here’s where to buy the wick: http://wickstore.com/ . It’s the 1/16″ fiberglass wick and you can buy it in 10 yard hanks.Apr 26, 2006 at 6:05 pm #1355518
@davidlewisLocale: Nova Scotia, Canada
How much does the wick grip weigh?May 11, 2009 at 2:22 pm #1500596
@kc7fysLocale: In The Pines
I picked up the side-cutting "Mainstays" brand can opener at WalMart–and it scored up my lid pretty heavily. Granted, it can be sanded out–but are there others that use a non-serrated gripping wheel to accomplish the cutting action?
Jonathan in MNMay 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm #1500603
I picked up the side-cutting "Mainstays" brand can opener at WalMart–and it scored up my lid pretty heavily.
Good Cook Safe Cut opener works well for me. IIRC I got it at Walgreens.May 12, 2009 at 7:39 pm #1500916
A couple weeks off, so, you probably already experimented with this but here's the solution I had for an insulated area to grip the Heine pot.Just room enough for two fingers and thumb.
That's a custom CC around the pot. In later versions of the cone, it actually rests perfectly under the lip of the wick, supporting the pot.
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