- Sep 14, 2018 at 10:32 pm #3555879
He he he
OxyAcetylene is for novices. Try a thermal lance!
CheersSep 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm #3555884Sep 15, 2018 at 1:39 am #3555903
Roger, the thermal lance looks heavy but doable ;)
We need a small blue bag of Thermite powder so we can make some cubes the size of esbit. See the blue bag in the beginning of the video:Sep 15, 2018 at 1:48 am #3555904
John, ouch ouch ouch says the camera lens Had the lid been on your pot, the time would have been 15 sec faster for the boil. John, your time is well documented…. your are the winner! Very nice pot selection and stove. Everyone noticed the dangers and noise of a canister…thanks for the heads up
What caused the flare up?Sep 15, 2018 at 5:31 am #3555928
Edward John MBPL Member
Obviously none of you have ever stolen cordite from an artillery powder bag or used a smidgen of plastic explosive to boil the billy, otherwise you would all know the meaning of a fast boilSep 15, 2018 at 7:43 am #3555937
CheersSep 15, 2018 at 11:38 am #3555939
Flare up due to the generator tube being too cool after turning the stove off and me turning the fuel up all the way. There is a stove setting that takes air-fuel mix from the top to prevent this that I skipped. I love that old aluminum scout kit. That is the bottom half. The top half has angled sides but was a bit slower. Neither is ultralight but I still love them. I also tried the Olicamp heat exchanger pot but the stove flame pattern was too big for it. Ended up melting part of the pot before I realized why the water was taking so long to heat up… :(
What caused the flare up?Sep 15, 2018 at 11:58 am #3555944
Thanks for the explanation John. Canister users take notice ;-)
When ever I design a stove I use a scout pot with bail. It’s what works best since the beginning of my adventures.Sep 15, 2018 at 12:01 pm #3555945
Obviously none of you have ever stolen cordite from an artillery powder bag or used a smidgen of plastic explosive to boil the billy, otherwise you would all know the meaning of a fast boil
Ouch!!!! I knew about C4 but thought not to mention it ;-)Sep 15, 2018 at 2:01 pm #3555951Sep 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm #3555955
Charcoal LOX wins hands down!Sep 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm #3556007
PS: this is NOT something you eat. Add ‘rocket’ for searches.Sep 16, 2018 at 12:31 am #3556026
Caramel Candy has too much smoke ;)Sep 20, 2018 at 10:19 pm #3556684
Jon FongBPL Member
@jonfongLocale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Using alcohol, the Warp 2 stove boiled 2 cups 70 F water using 20 ml SLX – average time to boil ~3:35. This was done almost 8 years ago
Efficiency and robustness is far more important than speed. My 2 centsSep 21, 2018 at 1:16 pm #3556722
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
In real world use, one of the guys I was with in Alaska had a MSR Reactor stove and it was unbelievably fast even with a breeze and near freezing water. It would be too heavy for me to carry, but it was fast.Oct 30, 2018 at 9:06 pm #3561854
Reactor type stove with HX pot = 4 cups heated in 4.5 min.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Bulin-1-5L-Capacity-Portable-Outdoor-Fast-Heating-Pot-Utensil-Camping-Cookware-With-Gas-Stove-for/32835927792.html?spm=2114.search018.104.22.168fe33fb6RAq4S4&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10065_10068_10130_5731315_318_10890_5730315_10547_319_10546_10548_317_10545_5728815_10696_10084_10083_10618_452_5729215_10307_532_5731115_5731415_5731215_10882_5731615_204_328_10059_10884_5731515_323_325_10887_100031_320_321_322_10103_5731715_5728415-5731415,searchweb201603_55,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=cb6a2478-9342-4d2e-9768-cb1833ab1d12-21&algo_pvid=cb6a2478-9342-4d2e-9768-cb1833ab1d12%3C/div>Dec 4, 2018 at 5:41 am #3567321
William NBPL Member
I don’t have a specific time for my JetBoil (it has to be what everyone else got) but I think this basic design has to be the most efficient. (I think there’s also an MSR version that is better in the wind.) The heat exchanger fins, closed design seems to work well and also keeps the flame contained, making it safer. Altitude can change boiling time as well.
And I actually like the expensive JetBoil skillet, probably used it at least 60 times this year. Very low heat. I’ve modified the spreader which makes it much easier to use.Dec 5, 2018 at 7:10 am #3567507
Very low heat.
That is likely to be very high in CO emission.
CheersJun 28, 2019 at 5:07 pm #3599705
Some good HX pot info going on in this thread.Jul 1, 2019 at 4:08 am #3600129
Sam CBPL Member
Forget about FKTs as you know them, we know have FKT boil times! Fudge yeah! Take that, no stove cookers!
I use an MSR Pocket Rocket and a 1L GSI Haulite kettle. I can get water boiling in 3 minutes or less depending on conditions.Jul 2, 2019 at 4:44 pm #3600354
My main interest is the ability of water to absorb heat. Recent tests with HX Pot and HX Windscreen/skirt showed some very interesting results…….2 grams of fuel used to heat 2 cups of water. If a pot had the same amount of heat fins on the side of the pot as the bottom, heat could be transferred at a very interesting rate. Water can and will absorb all that can be thrown at it. The faster it absorbs, the less fuel used.Jul 4, 2019 at 12:43 pm #3600590
It’s relatedJul 4, 2019 at 10:16 pm #3600625
Worth noting that the Olicamp brand seems to be rebadged Asian stuff, but with a higher price. Stoves and pots, and probably much else. Well, they can’t make it themselves, so they have to buy it from someone who does make it.
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