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@cmcrookerLocale: Desert Southwest, USAJun 7, 2006 at 8:37 am #1357615
I find great success with my modified MSR Aluminum windscreen sitting on a thin aluminum pie plate base mounted ABOVE the canister. This prevents overheating the canister and possibly causing an explosion. There are holes in the pie plate (hole for the stove head to pass through as well as slits for the pot legs) to allow air flow. To get it work best you need to have about a 1/4 inch space between the wind screen and the pot. A nice analytical explanation on the best configuration for this setup would be nice.Jun 9, 2006 at 10:04 am #1357736
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Joshua Mitchell made a windscreen for a cannister stove from a Snow Peak Ti bowl which was mentioned in the forums here. He did a nice bit of backyard machine work too.
Here is the link to his photos: http://homepage.mac.com/jdmitch/PhotoAlbum3.htmlJun 11, 2006 at 11:46 am #1357828
@bugbombLocale: South Texas
I’ve been working on a Pocket Rocket windscreen like the one Ryan Jordan shows for the Gigapower in his article.
I’ve been able to make very functional windscreens and bases using his basic template, but here’s the rub: I can’t figure out how to store the dang thing. I use a fairly narrow pot (3 7/8″ diameter), and it’s narrower than the functional diameter of the PR pot support by an inch or so. Thus, the windscreen base must be a bit larger than my pot. Ideally, my pot could nest inside the base when stored, but the way it is now, I have this crinkly foil piece with nowhere safe to go. Any ideas? Pictures would be awesome if anyone has come up with a good solution.
By the way, the picture in the new windscreen article shows a full-length windscreen, which I’d prefer not to use for the reason stated in the article – I like to store my windscreen rolled in my pot.
BenJun 14, 2006 at 12:16 pm #1357999
I made a windscreen for my Pocket Rocket, I cut up the windscreen from my whisperlight. When I’m not using it I fold it up and it fits in the concave space under the canister.
I’ll post some photos soon.Jun 14, 2006 at 3:08 pm #1358005
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
Round off the corners of your metal windscreen so it doesn’t accidentally cut through the storage sack and/or your pack itself. Yes, I know you packed it carefully, but remember what the airlines tell you…..
“Be careful when opening the overhead bins as some objects may have shifted in flight.”
Wandering BobJun 14, 2006 at 8:09 pm #1358021
The heat resistance of the oven bags indicate they are a polyester film. Another polyester film is those thin emergency blankets. The aluminimize film will help reflect heat.
Another use for the KiteScreen is to use it a radiant wall when using using a small wood fire for heat – if no natural form, like a boulder, is present.Jun 15, 2006 at 12:13 pm #1358052
@al_t-tudeLocale: High Sierra and CA Central Coast
Keep in mind much of your gear that serves other purposes can also double as an effective windscreen. To supplement my wind screen, on the upwind side of my stove you will often find my pack, a rock(s), snow wall, water bottle and of course, my body.Jun 15, 2006 at 8:31 pm #1358079
@jwfclarkLocale: Southern California
I am a longtime Esbit user. When solo I use an Evernew .9 liter pot. I also now utilize a BPL Ti windscreen with “inverted V” cuts 3/4 inch high and one inch wide at their base. I join the foil edges with four paperclips, two at the top and two at the bottom.
When the winds increase, I enclose the inner windscreen with a second BPL Ti windscreen, again held together with paperclips. There is then about an inch of space between the two windscreens which seems to “calm” most winds and allow me to enjoy a hot dinner.
I almost always burn two Esbit tabs at a time, laying them on their sides next to each other. Effective Burn time avarages about 22 minutes.
I guess that this is just another way to acknowledge that a second windscreen can be a real solution to those times when the wind can be a problem.
Jim Clark…………..Jun 16, 2006 at 8:20 am #1358096
I have (if needed) used my pad and/or pack to provide some sort of wind break around my wind-screened esbit, or alcohol, stoves. A couple of rocks/logs and your poles will easily hold your pad in place. I typically place it more than a 1′ from the stove’s windscreen.Apr 15, 2008 at 3:34 pm #1428689
@tippymcstaggerLocale: North Texas
Would a un-treated textile be any less effective? This would expand options and include the rag bins of more readers.
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