(Almost) Absolute Lightest Alcohol Kit to Boil 6 oz Water Twice?
Nov 12, 2020 at 12:23 pm #3683652Kevin BabioneBPL Member
Nice! I wasn’t sure what the “Gripper” meant! Thanks.Nov 12, 2020 at 5:57 pm #3683745
The holes are…um…er…on the back. Well, actually, I haven’t punched them yet. I made that windscreen to use with a canister stove and it didn’t need holes for that. I’ll punch them out before I do the boil tests.
That windscreen looks familiar:
Kevin, I do have 2 Heineken cans that can be used to put a kit together. The Ring of Fire is my wifes favorite kit…..totally stable. I’ll get in touch.Nov 12, 2020 at 6:07 pm #3683750
David, the Foster can with Do-It-Yourself bottom added to it is potentially a collector of bacteria inside the can where the can meets the add-on bottom. On the left side of the pot you can see a gap where the bottom is not tight against wall of can. There will be uneven gaps on the inside also.Nov 12, 2020 at 6:12 pm #3683752
Simmershield was one recent inspiration, although early inspiration came from Jon Fong’s Snow Leopard.
I apply sealant before pressing the cans together and it fills the gap.Nov 13, 2020 at 5:22 am #3683866Kevin BabioneBPL Member
@Zelph – I emailed you at your xx3 gmail address (the last one I had for you). PM me if you didn’t get it. Thanks!Nov 13, 2020 at 6:02 am #3683867
I apply sealant before pressing the cans together and it fills the gap.
Makes me gag to think of what can grow inside the can where the base forms a seam inside the can. The guy that came up with that original design should be …………………………..
If you would please, punch holes in the bottom of your windscreen and post a photo showing how it looks when it’s 15 grams lighter :)Nov 13, 2020 at 3:35 pm #3683949
Perhaps I didn’t explain it well. Here is a drawing. There is nowhere for bacteria or anything else to grow.
I’ve been using the same can with this type of base for at least 5 years with no problems, and I’ve sold dozens of them with no reported problems or complaints. So it seems to work well.
Has bacteria been a problem with the flat base cans you make, where you join a steel base to a Foster’s can and use sealant at the seam?
Here is the windscreen with holes punched. Didn’t shave off even a gram.Nov 13, 2020 at 4:48 pm #3683964
Send me a reject one so I can cut it down to photograph inside. ;-)
Holes look good.
Kit I put together today. Wide mouth pot, 3″ tall windscreen, titanium pot support made for esbit kits, aluminum pot cover. Weight .7Nov 13, 2020 at 5:09 pm #3683966
Dan, I’ll send you one if you promise to post the photographs here.Nov 13, 2020 at 5:15 pm #3683968
Changed my mind. You can cut one down and show us the inside at the bottom where the glue seeps out.
I used a commercial canning machine to add the flat base to foster pots. I did not like the looks of the seam inside the pot so I discontinued. The inside looked just like a store bought can of soup can. Too risky to have some food stuff left in pot.Nov 13, 2020 at 7:13 pm #3683992
Sorry about that kit I showed….it’s for esbit not alchohol.Nov 23, 2020 at 5:05 pm #3685367Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Nice setup David. Seems fairly efficient.
STEVE: I’m a confirmed ESBIT user with the Brian Green BEGT burner he developed to extend burn time. Odor? only a bit. Residue on pot? Yeah but I easily deal with it.
My best alcohol burner is a KOJIN burner from Trail Designs. Both ESBIT and theKOJIN ae used in my Trail Designs ti Sidewinder cone stove with its 3 cup anodized aluminum pot. A very efficient setup.
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