- Jan 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm #3510618
I’m wondering if anyone here uses an MLD 475 as a tiny cookpot?
I’ve been tinkering with mine on and off for a while now and have yet to find the magic combination of stove height and windscreen needed to get an efficient boil over Esbit. I’d really like to hear about any successful setups.Jan 3, 2018 at 8:39 pm #3510689
I used one for a minute. Mostly just tinkered with it and used it on day hikes. I had Trail Designs make me a little cone that fit inside the pot. Pretty spiffy little setup. I used a modified Starlyte though, so that probably doesn’t help with your question…
I sold that one when I picked up one of Zelph’s 550 setups. Much lower fiddle factor.Jan 4, 2018 at 12:26 am #3510741
Matthew, I use one…not as a cookpot but to boil water and drink from. I like it–really like it. I use Esbit. My windscreen is from Suluk, the my pot stand is custom from Gary Dunckel and I use a Brian Green Esbit tray/stand. I’ll get some of the measurements when I get home.Jan 4, 2018 at 1:25 am #3510749
Rob PBPL Member
Jason, would love to see a pic of your setup if you are able to post photos. Thanks!Jan 4, 2018 at 1:52 am #3510756
I used to use one with a Caldera Cone and esbit. Worked fine.Jan 4, 2018 at 3:39 am #3510772
Down stream in this link are some photos of this set up from 5 years ago. The only change I’ve made is that most of the time I use the Brian Green Esbit tray over the TD Graham Cracker. And it’s been used a whole lot more.Jan 4, 2018 at 4:04 am #3510777
Thanks for the responses, everyone!
Jason, I’d be very interested to know two numbers from you: 1) how tall is that potstand? 2) what is the gap between the 475 and the wind screen?Jan 4, 2018 at 4:09 am #3510778
Nick, I’ve got a Zelph 550 and love it too. My interest in the MLD 475 is mostly academic (I want to make it work!) and I do like the smaller size. I don’t cook much when backpacking any more but I do enjoy some tea or coffee. If I could get the 475 to boil efficiently I’d probably take that instead of my 550.
The best I’ve gotten is 180° with 8g of Esbit. Clearly I’m doing something wrong…
I’m interested to know more about your Caldera Cone for the 475. Trail Designs wrote me back last night and told me they can’t make a cone that fits into a 475. Which style was yours?
Jan 4, 2018 at 4:41 am #3510783
- This reply was modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago by matthew k.
They make two different styles. One is a Fissure 2 piece, which they really hate to make and probably won’t anymore. The one they made for me was a ULC. It is a one piece cone so you have to use a silicone band to support the pot. Once I explained that this was what I wanted Rand was happy to make it.
Here is the link (now dead) that he emailed me for the ULC cone: https://www.traildesigns.com/custom/ulc-cone-onlyG2uzC7EC
Perhaps if you include it in your email he will have a better understanding of what you’re after.Jan 4, 2018 at 4:49 am #3510784
Thanks, Nick. I emailed Trail Designs the information you shared.Jan 4, 2018 at 4:53 am #3510785
No problem, Matthew. Hope it works out. According to my records, that little titanium cone only weighed 0.6 ounces.
Jan 4, 2018 at 1:35 pm #3510816
- This reply was modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago by Nick B.
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@stormin-stove-systemsLocale: East Anglia
You have P.M.Jan 4, 2018 at 9:01 pm #3510868
Yes, I read it when you sent it.Jan 4, 2018 at 9:28 pm #3510872
Matthew, I did some measuring. Windscreen is not perfectly round any more but I would say it is 3/8 -1/2 inch from the od of the MLD 475. And my stand is 2 1/2 inches high from the ground.
I hope that is helpful in your academic pursuit.Jan 4, 2018 at 10:37 pm #3510884
Thanks, Jason. Your stand is quite a bit taller than mine.Jan 4, 2018 at 10:50 pm #3510886
Well, some stands are taller than others.Jan 4, 2018 at 10:52 pm #3510887
lolJan 6, 2018 at 3:41 am #3511023
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
I’ve used mine on several trips with the Ti wing esbit stove. Heats efficiently and effectively. Not much clearance above the tab with it but it works well.
Only problem is that the pot is barely wide enough to stay put. Never had it fall but it wouldn’t take much inattentiveness (is that a word?) for it to slip.
My 550 goes on most every trip.
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