- Jun 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm #1276133
I am looking for a BPL or FireLite Ti foil wind screen (two if available) to replace one that was stolen as they are now out of stock. Or does anyone know where to find similar Ti wind screens? I am only looking for the very thin screens .. the ones that can be rolled up like paper. Thanks!Sep 26, 2011 at 11:47 am #1783696
Still lookingOct 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm #1795375
Just missed one so still looking.Oct 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm #1795379Michael MooreMember
If you're talking about grade 2 titanium foil, its the same thickness as paper, then check out TiGoat's site here: http://www.titaniumgoat.com/windscreens.htmlOct 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm #1796266
Thanks for the tip Michael but the Ti Goat "foil" is over twice as thick as the BPL foil at .127mm/.005in for the Ti Goat vs .05mm/.002in for the BPL foil. I bought some of the Ti Goat "foil" and it is not near as light and flexible as the BPL foil was. Sadly I have not been able to find a source of the very thin foil. I would not call the Ti Goat material "foil" compared to the old BPL product.
The BPL foil (though no longer sold) can be seen at:Oct 28, 2011 at 11:14 pm #1796274Bob GrossBPL Member
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
There are at least two purposes for a windscreen. One is as a simple block to wind. The other is weight-bearing, e.g. Caldera Cone.
If all you need is for the wind purpose, then consider heavy duty or extra heavy duty aluminum foil.
Titanium foil is better rolled. Aluminum foil is better folded.
–B.G.–Oct 29, 2011 at 5:02 am #1796310Adam KilpatrickBPL Member
@oystersLocale: South Australia
I have two different BPL foil windscreens. One is the high version, the other the low version. Which were you after?
I want to keep the low one for my esbit wing stove, but the high one I could part with.
Note I live in Australia, so postage could be relatively high…
AdamOct 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm #1796435
Thanks Adam … I sent you a PMOct 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm #1796446Joshua SBPL Member
Another option (though sold out at the moment) is:Oct 30, 2011 at 6:16 am #1796582Simon WursterBPL Member
@einsteinLocale: Big Apple
Do you have your heart set on titanium? Why not consider shim steel? The
0.002" stuff is thin as paper (very easy to work with with scissors and an paper hole puncher), never melts or distorts from heat, rolls up very nicely, and is much cheaper than titanium. You can get a lifetime supply here for less than $10. And at that thickness, the weight penalty over titanium is marginal.
I've made a variety of windscreens/pot supports from shim steel, and they work very well. They do rust a bit, but only when stored for a while, and it's very slight. You could probably coat the steel with a thin film of light oil to keep that from happening. Note that there is also stainless steel shim steel, but at about twice the cost.Oct 30, 2011 at 8:56 am #1796616
Thanks Bob and Joshua for the tips/leads.
And stainless steel at .0002 … hummm I will have to take a look at that. I like the way the Ti screen rolled up and tucked into my pot cross wise without limiting it to the depth of the pot and yet retained its springy ability to wrap around the stove/pot without clips etc. Thanks Simon.
I have used a variety of material for wind screens in the past but found the BPL's Ti foil superior in every way to anything I had tried thus the quest for a replacement.
I hadn't intended this to turn into a MYOG thread but I do appreciate the builder tips.
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