Apr 30, 2019 at 2:39 am #3590970Apr 30, 2019 at 9:01 am #3590999
Dan, is the windscreen on the Stormy Weather stove also destined for a wood stove?Apr 30, 2019 at 2:30 pm #3591026
Dan, is the windscreen on the Stormy Weather stove also destined for a wood stove?
Yes, just turn it upside down, load twigs in the verticle position and then top light. A few extra holes and a X piece to place on top to support pot.
Works great also with a remote canister burner. Tested it today and it boils 2 cups/500ml in 3 min.Apr 30, 2019 at 9:27 pm #3591084
Woosey 250 mL parlour teacups, not fit for the outdoors. Ours are 350 mL.
Best stick to mL maybe? :)
CheersApr 30, 2019 at 10:12 pm #3591090
You are correct….I’ll use 500ml from this day forward….:)Apr 30, 2019 at 10:42 pm #3591092
That’s 500 mL for a single cup, right? After all, Starbucks go up to 20 oz servings …
CheersApr 30, 2019 at 11:13 pm #3591093
1 2/3 cup = 375 ml and 1-15 ml spoon
1 3/4 cup = 400 ml and 1-15 ml spoon
2 cups = 475 ml
2 1/4 cups = 500 ml and 2-15 ml spoonsApr 30, 2019 at 11:41 pm #3591101
So much for the US Standard!
Obviously they don’t go walking or drink coffee.
Bother – no emojis when you need them!
CheersMay 1, 2019 at 4:07 am #3591148
I’m waiting for genetic engineering to provide us with 6 fingers per hand and 6 toes per foot, a worldwide return to the Imperial System, and concomitant change of the decimal system to base 12.
Beautiful harmony!May 1, 2019 at 4:12 am #3591151
The Base-12 system predates the Imperial standards by a few year. I think it dates from the Babylon era. That’s nearly 2,000 BC.
CheersMay 1, 2019 at 7:26 am #3591163
Yes, I think the Babs had a 60 base system, and the richness of factors in the Imperial System were great aids to harmonic proportion; the Metric is cold-blooded in its imposition of alien order.May 1, 2019 at 7:56 am #3591164
Bring back the firkins per furlong.
CheersMay 1, 2019 at 7:57 am #3591165
Modesty forbids me from adding that’s for firkin sure.May 1, 2019 at 6:29 pm #3591224
Sheldon Cooper would disagree with the 2 of you.Jun 2, 2019 at 11:47 am #3595874
I nominate Bungzy for the BPL Esbit Hall of Flame…Jun 2, 2019 at 5:52 pm #3595913
I like what he says about it stinking “What doesn’t stink after a few days”
It’s the smell that’s hard to get used to for sure.Jun 3, 2019 at 12:02 am #3595963
One of the benefits of Esbit is that (as tested last weekend), on awakening in a groggy state under my tarp, I can, while recumbent, load the stove with Esbit, the pot with coffee, light the Esbit, put the pot on the stove, stir occasionally, and when the fuel is consumed, pour the coffee into my favorite cup. Most of these operations without raising my head. Taking care not to get the very occasional sputtering of flaming Esbit particles in either eye, as the stove is alarmingly close to my head. However, I haven’t yet perfected the art of drinking while recumbent…Jun 3, 2019 at 12:37 am #3595965
you need one of theseJun 3, 2019 at 12:41 am #3595967
In stereo,Jun 3, 2019 at 6:30 am #3596006
Dan, I given the highly experimental Esbit burner/pot stand prototype (schematic plan view above) that you kindly supplied for evaluation a thorough testing. The cubic burn chamber works well in concert with the heat exchanger dog-legs, but I found the triangular flame contractor/auto-ignition device a touch precocious under extreme wind conditions, The pot rests nicely on the three cubic corners of the heat exchangers, and the central burner chamber, and the entire unit rests well on uneven ground. Any idea when the developed model will be available?Jun 3, 2019 at 7:13 am #3596007
Robert – I think you have that upside down?
CheersJun 3, 2019 at 7:18 am #3596008
Roger Roger. I should also have shown the extended setting for larger diameter pots and frying pans:Jun 3, 2019 at 7:22 am #3596009
Can you fit a Klein bottle on there as well?
CheersJun 3, 2019 at 8:05 am #3596010
Roger, we were trying to keep that under wraps, but I can reveal a recent test prototype for the alcohol-turbo-charged Esbit heater/heat exchange unit, which has unfortunately proved a little sensitive to the local squid community…Jun 3, 2019 at 8:28 am #3596011
Bit tricky making that on a CNC – even a 5 axis job. (Mine is 4-axis.)
But just possibly one could make it with a good large 3D printer …
Would you have the maths for it by any chance?
Actually, you know, a 5-axis printer might be the go. I could see that.
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