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  • #1899020
    Bob Shaver
    BPL Member

    @rshaver

    Locale: West

    I used a prototype over Spring break, and it was perfect for baking with a Caldera Cone and an Outback Oven. Review on my blog: http://backpackingtechnology.com/food-and-cooking/traildesigns-simmer-ring/

    Simmer Ring on stove

    Pizza baked on Caldera Cone (TiTri)

    #1899044
    Dan Durston
    BPL Member

    @dandydan

    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    Whoa! Pizza while hiking? You've just combined my two favourite things :)

    #1899175
    Bob Shaver
    BPL Member

    @rshaver

    Locale: West

    Using the Outback Oven and the Caldera Cone, I make biscuits, pizza, popcorn (don't need the oven for that), cornbread, cobbler.

    Pizza baked on Caldera Cone

    #1899181
    Stuart R
    BPL Member

    @scunnered

    Locale: Scotland
    #1899498
    Clayton Roos
    Member

    @backpackingbastard

    Locale: SoCal

    You're my hero, Bob!

    #2074314
    Adam Kilpatrick
    BPL Member

    @oysters

    Locale: South Australia

    Hey Dan

    I realise its a while since the last post on this thread, but I just re-read the whole thing (one of my favourite BPL threads of all time…).

    Wondering if you managed to try the cork grip solution in the end? It sounds like a good idea to me…especially as the cork sits above the cone so won't really get flamed, will add a smidge of insulation, and save weight. I can understand if you are reluctant to remove handles…but you could leave them on and still put the cork on to test, until you are sure.

    Thinking of going this path myself this year, should have taken the plunge a couple of years ago!

    Cheers,
    Adam

    #2074442
    Dan Durston
    BPL Member

    @dandydan

    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    Adam,

    No I never did try the cork. I just couldn't bring myself to glue it onto the pot, as it's sort of a committing move. I'm also quite happy with how this system is working now.

    Another BPL'er posted some neat material recently. It's sort of a 3D thick heat tape. It looks like it would function much like cork.
    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=85788

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermo-Tec-14002-Thermo-Shield-Tape-1-5-x-15ft-/380695977636?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item58a33f9ea4&vxp=mtr

    #2074481
    Adam Kilpatrick
    BPL Member

    @oysters

    Locale: South Australia

    No worries Dan, thanks for the reply.

    I managed to find that thread you mention late last night, BPLing way way too late past midnight :-)

    That stuff does look promising. When I get home to Aus in a few weeks I'll order some as well as find some cork, dig out an old Aluminium pot and have a crack at it. Be interesting to compare the two materials. If I do I'll let you know how it goes. Will be a subjective test.

    #3389605
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    It’s nice to come back to Dan Durston’s thread and read how he progressed through his modifications and achieved his goal. He’s got “DETERMINATION”

     

    #3425812
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    Richard Cullip

    Dan – that’s exactly what I’ve done with your Fancee Feest stove. I’ve cut down a cone to just the height needed to fit inside my Evernew Ultralight Ti pot (the wide 900ml version) and I’m using the pot support on the Fancee Feest stove to hold the pot. This has given me a nice compact light-weight cooking setup with a minimum of parts to lose. Everything fits inside the pot. So far it’s working for me and, in side-by-side tests, I’m getting similar boil times and fuel efficiencies as my bulkier Caldera Cone and 12-10 stove setup.

    Has anyone else used their Fancee Feest stove in the same manner that Richard Cullip did? I tried it and it worked well. Pot needs to rest on the stainless steel pot support.

     

    #3472054
    Brando Sancho
    BPL Member

    @saudade

    Locale: SoCal

    This thread is fantastic. Bumping for awesomeness. I was planning on ordering a Fissure with either the Toaks 850 or the Evernew 750 in this thread. Now I need a Starlyte apparently too LOL.

    #3610406
    quinton bryant
    BPL Member

    @quinton

    Curious about this setup as well?(Has anyone else used their Fancee Feest stove in the same manner that Richard Cullip did? I tried it and it worked well. Pot needs to rest on the stainless steel pot support.)

    #3610541
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    I’ve experimented with several cut down cones and the FF comparing it to the 12/10 burner issued by TD

    Fancee Feest is by far, more durable and fuel efficient.

     

     

     

    #3610543
    quinton bryant
    BPL Member

    @quinton

    What cone would work the best with the cat food/tomato paste can with 1 inch support height?Thinking maybe a 900 evernew pot sobi can make two mugs of coffee or one meal and one drink.

    #3610612
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    What cone would work the best with the cat food/tomato paste can with 1 inch support height?

    Can’t say, not familiar with the way your DIY stove behaves.

    Dan Durston might be familiar with other designs. He sure came up with a winner design by modifying his kit. Nothing ventured, nothing gained ;)

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