Jun 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm #1304356
I've had the Emberlit UL Mini for about 1.5 years now and while the stove build is high quality I have issues with the entire theory of wood burning stoves (after making a LOT of them).
Mostly these center around the amount of time it takes to maintain the fire. Either you're feeding the fire or breaking sticks into 3" chunks for it to burn OR hunting for wood.
Traditional fires are sort of a no brainer though. Every time I have a fire pit I'm in HEAVEN because all I have to do is throw a bunch of large logs on the fire and I'm done.
I was thinking that it might be easier to just build it with a large base of wire cloth at the bottom. The small ash particles will just fall through (which is fine).
If you made the mesh all interlocking it would pack away pretty easily.
One issue though is what do you do about a wind shield. I think some aluminum flashing would work well for this purpose.
Thoughts? Has anyone built anything like this before?Jun 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm #1997835
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@hikerduaneLocale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
I think fire will be its worst enemy. The heat will weaken the material and it will start flaking off, leaving a mess in your pack. I'm thinking of regular hardware cloth, maybe other material will be ok.
DuaneJun 18, 2013 at 6:16 pm #1997836
huh.. I've seen other people make stoves out of hardware cloth.
You have to put the gear in a plastic bag anyway. The soot builds up even after the first use and otherwise your pack would be all black.Jun 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm #1997838
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
Courtesy of Zelph:Jun 18, 2013 at 6:31 pm #1997839
nmJun 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm #1997874
Evernew in Japan used to make a folding fireplace that was just wire cloth and a tetrapod of four folding legs to elevate it off the ground. Rather elegant, I always regretted not getting one.Jun 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm #1997876
that's basically exactly what I want.Jun 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm #1997879
@fluffinreach-comLocale: no. california
"Mostly these center around the amount of time it takes to maintain the fire. Either you're feeding the fire or breaking sticks into 3" chunks for it to burn OR hunting for wood. "
but … these issues, and their mastery, are the core essential GOODNESS of a wood stove.
add to them the virtues of an occasional hole in your clothing, and you have "arrived".
it is indeed a fine and pleasant misery, is it not ?
v.Jun 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm #1998158
@dafiremedicLocale: Southern California
You get something like a Firemug and maintaining the fire is almost a non issue. 3 minutes to gather a handful of twigs and load it, light it from the top so the coals drop down and ignite the wood under it. Once you light it, , theres no need to keep adding wood and it burns long and hot enough to boil about a liter of water, depending on the size of the stove.Jun 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm #1998164
Listen to the firemedic, me :-))))) and cadyak(firemug)Jun 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm #1998165
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, JapanJun 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm #1998194
This one looks like the design I want…
but it's 12 lbs!!!
Did they make it out of iron?!Jun 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm #1998211
Somewhere along the way, (in my opinion), Snow Peak forgot what light weight solo equipment should be like (ok, a broad generalization, but I have noticed this trend in their solo tents, for example).Jul 2, 2013 at 7:05 am #2001626
Is there any difference between Hardware Cloth and Wire Cloth? I am pretty sure – according to sites around the net – http://www.bwire.com/index.html – they are the same exact thing? What are you guys considering to be the difference between these?
Anyways – Wire Cloth should be able to last near the fire for quite some time. This material comes in different alloys, and some of these metals are considered to be "high temperature resistant".
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