May 18, 2011 at 7:07 am #1274014
John DonewarBPL Member
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Louisiana
Aside from the obvious winter time advantages are there any other advantages to this type of stove?
Does it help in draining the last bit of fuel from a canister using the inverted position?
I am very close to ordering one of Huzefa's stoves. I don't usually hike in very cold weather but we will be hiking in SW Virginia during the last week of September and the first week of October this year.
Thanks in advance for any input.
NewtonMay 18, 2011 at 7:34 am #1738036
@thefatboyLocale: St. Louis
I'm watching this one with interest. Most canister stoves lose some flame quality and the boult time slows as the canister empties. I'd be curious if flipping the can would also keep the speed/quality up.
I bought this stove for all the other benefits… Larger pots. Can use a windscreen. Less "tippy". And most importantly, price. The pre-heater is a bonus.May 18, 2011 at 8:13 am #1738053
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
"Can use a windscreen."
Have you ever had problems using a windscreen on a regular canister stove? I haven't.
–B.G.–May 18, 2011 at 8:30 am #1738058
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
You could have a shorter windscreen which could save an ounce maybe
Seperate burner is closer to the ground so there's a little less windMay 18, 2011 at 8:50 am #1738067
Richard FischelBPL Member
"Have you ever had problems using a windscreen on a regular canister stove? I haven't."
i think there's some reluctance in using a wind screen for fear that the canister will be inadvertently heated to an unsafe temperature. i've never worried about this. if anything, i'm happy for a little extra heat on the canister. With a remote canister, this would not be a problem.May 18, 2011 at 9:03 am #1738073
Stuart RBPL Member
"Does it help in draining the last bit of fuel from a canister using the inverted position?"
No, gravity does not drain the canister, it is the pressure in the canister that is required to force the gas out through the jet in the stove.
The pressure in the canister depends on the temperature and the mix of propane/butane and the propane/butane mix depends on the starting mix and whether the canister has been used upright or inverted since full.
In short, propane and pressure are preserved when the canister is used inverted, propane and pressure are lost when the canister is used upright.
There is a whole article on this called "The Effect of Cold on Gas Canisters"May 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #1738109
@thefatboyLocale: St. Louis
>> Have you ever had problems using a windscreen on a regular canister stove? I haven't.
I've never used a windscreen for two reasons.
1: Worried about excessive heat build up in the can with larger pots. Unfounded?
2: I prefer the larger cans of gas. I'd need a windscreen 10 inches tall or better. Too lazy to build one, and I don't want to carry that much extra weight.
The remote can stove sounds like it'll take care of the concerns, even if they were unfounded. It also shaves an ounce from my current stove.May 18, 2011 at 10:34 am #1738125
Seems like overheating with a windscreen would only be a problem if there was no wind…
Tinfoil is pretty light, same as for pot lid.
I am getting one of these stoves because it's really cool to have bpler gear, it's lighter and half the price of WindPro too. The bigger burner on the windPro is a tiny bit more attractive for frying or simmering thick stuff, but hey.
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