Jul 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm #1291625
I have been playing around with this remote canister mini Trangia idea for a while and as it is winter here in Australia and I am about to do some alpine bushwalking/snowshoe trips, I thought I finish it of ready for some field trials.
My aim has been to make a cold weather canister stove that performs very well in windy conditions, fairly light, efficient and easy to setup and pack up.
The stove is a Kovea Supalite Ti with a pre-heat tube and a mounting plate added, the upper windshield bowl and the lower stand bowl are from two very cheap cut down 1.5 litre ally pots. The canister valve is from a cheap Chinese remote canister stove.
Though this is not the lightest setup, currently all up, with, stove/fuel line, stand, windshield, pot grabber and storage bag, it comes in at 396.4 grams (14oz), with some more development I can drop some of that weight a bit, I am hoping for around 350g (12.3oz).
I am not that concerned with weight of this stove as reliability, usability and efficiency in cold (-20C) conditions are the main criteria, the initial tests look promising, I hope to run some proper efficiency tests when I come back from a field test this weekend.
This is a one liter pot solo version, I do have a larger 2 person 1.5 liter pot version nearly finished.
Top of stove
Closeup of top
Bottom view with preheat tube
All packed into pot
Stove system packed up
Packed away in storage bagJul 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm #1892077
I like it alot. Keyholes are excellent. I wish you well on your winter adventures. Wish I was there. 100 degree temps forecast for my area this week. Take some alcohol with as backup along with the StarLyte;-)Jul 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm #1892089
We can have very hot +100F summers too though it was a bit brisk where I live this morning -6C (21F), I am looking forward to summer, I might have to visit the US one of our winters.
I am hoping my stove stove works well in the cold, I might take one of your stoves as a backup on the bushwalk this weekend, it would be good to see how your alcohol stoves perform at -10C (14F), I really like the Cobalt Blue stove you set me, I might take it.
TonyJul 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm #1892312
What is it you used for the canister valve and stand?
Edit: Nevermind, I see where you explained it.Jul 5, 2012 at 12:11 am #1892323
Great looking set up there! Hopefully see you up there.Jul 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm #1892426
I hope the stove goes well, if something does go wrong I can always put it back to an upright canister stove in a few minutes.
I am walking to Mt Kelly and Mt Scabby in the south of ACT this weekend and I will be snowshoeing Munyang to Mawsons Hut in two weekends time.
TonyJul 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm #1892443
@oroambulantLocale: San Francisco
I like how you've attacked the factory designs to build what you want. The heat capture looks good. It would be very informative for you to measure how much fuel and time it takes to bring 1/2L up to 100 degrees.
As I think through it, why the remote cannister? I have a large Jetboil pot that uses a remote, but I thought that was because of stability issues.
I'm not sure why cannister up/down is needed – Jetboils are up, remote "stoves" are down. Is it that much more fuel is req'd? Better regulation? I do know a lot of fuel is wasted in the hose. (Well, some anyway)Jul 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm #1893430
>It would be very informative for you to measure how much fuel and time it takes to bring 1/2L up to 100 degrees.
I am about to do some stove lab tests, I will post the results soon.
>As I think through it, why the remote cannister? I have a large Jetboil pot that uses a remote, but I thought that was because of stability issues
I'm not sure why cannister up/down is needed – Jetboils are up, remote "stoves" are down. Is it that much more fuel is req'd? Better regulation? I do know a lot of fuel is wasted in the hose. (Well, some anyway)
Remote canister stoves do not suffer from latent heat of evaporation problems like upright canister stoves and they also work at much lower temperatures, and there is almost no difference in efficiency.
I took the stove in the field on the weekend, we camped at 1530 meters (5020 feet) and it was -10C (14F) and the stove worked extremely well, at -10C it took about 30 seconds to warm up and start to work properly.
Stove boiling water in morning at -10C for cup of tea
Steam rising off stove at first light
Stove in tent vestibule at campsite
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