Mar 15, 2007 at 2:45 pm #1222385
Hi all, I just got my new Bushbuddy, and a Snow Peak Trek 900Ti set to go with it. The two go very well together, so I thought I would share some photos with you. The Snowpeak kit is 5.6oz and the Bushbuddy is 5.1oz, for a total of 10.7 oz:
I hope you find this helpful. Peace,
http://www.imagineimagery.comMar 15, 2007 at 2:48 pm #1382442
Looks like a great setup. I'm sure you will have lots of fun with it. BTW what is the weight of the Snowpeak and Bushbuddy?Mar 15, 2007 at 2:52 pm #1382443
Thanks Steve, I just added the weight to the top post, which is 10.7 ounces for the whole setup.
Chris M.Mar 15, 2007 at 7:09 pm #1382475
Looks good. I put in an order for the Snow Peak 900 also. I am glad the combo works so well. I was hoping it would.
Thanks for the pics!Mar 15, 2007 at 8:13 pm #1382481
Chris, thanks for answering a question I've had for a while. Great shots.
By the way, the little pan/lid for the SP 900 weighs 1.9 oz. I leave that item at home and use a foil lid. You might like to try it out. A foil lid would bring the combined stove and pot under 9 oz.Mar 16, 2007 at 6:31 am #1382507
Thanks for the photos Chris. Looks like a great fit. A question and an observation if you please.
The screen inside the Bushbuddy; do the ashes fall through this to the bottom? If so, how do you empty the ashes? Shake them through the screen?
I could see fashioning a reflectex cozy, then leaving the pictured ditty bag home. This might add an ounce or so but eating a leisurely hot meal might be worth it. Protects the gear too.
Finally, found a good price for the Snow Peak 900, $37.94 at:
..though I have never heard of this company beforeMar 16, 2007 at 7:54 am #1382517
A Reflectix cozy is a great idea for boil and set cooking. My homemade cozy for the SP900 weighs 1.1 oz. With an alchohol stove it's an effective way to conserve fuel. That might not be such a big issue with wood stove.Mar 16, 2007 at 8:20 am #1382518
Thanks Paul. I haven't had a chance to use the stove so I'm not sure about the grate. It doesn't say much about its purpose in the instructions either, but it seems it is a way to keep the fuel higher, and the kindling/firestarter below the fuel.
I haven't heard of refelctex eiher, but sounds like a good idea. Thanks,
Chris MMar 16, 2007 at 8:36 am #1382519
You're right, a cozy really shines for boil and cook. I still use one for fire cooking for the following reasons:
-allows boil and cook if you wish. For example, with the SP900 kit your rice can set up while the brook trout fry in the pan.
-it's easier to hold your hot pot while eating out of it.
-on cold days your last bite is still warm.
-keeps the pot from some damage and keeps the pack noise down.
-does what a ditty bag does, keeps the pot soot contained.
Multi-purose, the things are great. Anyway, not to intercept a thread. Looks like the BB and SP900 will be a standard pairing. The photos really bring it home. Thanks again ChrisMar 16, 2007 at 8:55 am #1382524
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
Do a search (on BPL or Google) for "Downdraft Wood Gassifier" for a description of why the grate is located where it is on this variety of wood stove.
Thanks for the photos (studio quality nonetheless) of the stove paired with the Snowpeak. I like Snowpeak titanium but I feel the combination of the frying pan is too much for a lightweight kit. Build a foil lid and remove those pesky handles (or wait 'til BMW releases their 1L pot) and you've got a good set up for less than the weight of many stoves and their respective fuel and bottles.Mar 16, 2007 at 9:26 am #1382528
"and remove those pesky handles" …. and replace them with wire bails, imho :)
So how to empty the ashes from a BB? ..or.."How many psychoanalysts does it take to change a Bushbuddy?"Mar 25, 2007 at 1:06 pm #1383478
Chris, Do you think you will be able to lite a fire to it? Those pictures show a kit that is just too ‘perty’ to use.Mar 25, 2007 at 2:32 pm #1383485
Oregon Mountain Community has the Snow Peak Ti 900 on sale for $37.94 versus $43.95 retail at this link:
To get free shipping, have to order $50+. I reached the "free shipping" point by adding a nice Icebreaker Lite Balaclava made of merino wool, which was reportedly retail priced at $29.95, but which was on sale for $24.95 at the following link:
Lot of sale prices on some good gear by Ibex, Patagonia, Cloudveil, etc.: http://www.e-omc.com/catalog/specials.php
JRSJul 15, 2008 at 12:17 pm #1443042
Hears another couple of photo's when mine was shiny and new. Hope you can see them ok ! done on mobile phone. I wouldn't say the bushbuddy fits perfectly inside, about 5mm difference and it can rattle slightly but it is a quiet rattle, one you cant hear in your backpack. Have to say i like the handles on the snowpeak, why remove a good sized that allow a squeeze like grip fold away titanium handle? I'm not so keen on the frying pan / lid but it works and the handle on that is good once you get use to folding it back again. It tends to be my drinking cup and chopping board, I like a bit of soot in my dinna, good for the digestion :)
All in all i really like this setup, i could happily leave the lid at home and take some foil like recommend but I always seem to use it. I do own a MSR titanium kettle which i prefer the spout and weight, but that won't get used now, certainly when using my bushbuddy. I prefer the handle, sizing, measuring gauge, and the fryin pan lid does add a bit of versatility and you dont need a knife to get it of.
removed the larger photo so hopefully see better.Jul 15, 2008 at 1:14 pm #1443049
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
It's fairly straight forward: When the fire is out one picks up the stove (by the cool bottom), inverts the stove and briskly shakes out the ashes. In this bad fire season, best to do this on mineral soil or rock to eliminate the chance of lingering coals igniting any flammable material.
Regarding the handles on your pot. The BB will cover your pot with soot and it will most likely build up around the handles and make the pot a mess to touch. You might want to consider using a Dremel tool to remove the handle fitting from the pot and install a titanium bicycle spoke bail. It's a lighter solution and much easier to wipe clean.
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