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  • #3775731
    DAN-Y/FANCEE FEEST
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    YouTube video

    #3775750
    Dale Wambaugh
    BPL Member

    @dwambaugh

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    The Caldera Cone is the only way to fly. The efficiency is the best of all the alcohol stoves I have tried. DIY windscreens and pot stand’s aren’t as wind resistant, let alone being stable.

    You still won’t be able to use it if there is a ban.

    Which pot(s) do you have Brett?

    #3775757
    Brad Rogers
    BPL Member

    @mocs123

    Locale: Southeast Tennessee

    I know some places have clarified their fire bans to exclude alcohol stoves, so it no longer depends on which ranger you talk to like it used to.

    #3775856
    Brett Peugh
    BPL Member

    @bpeugh

    Locale: Midwest

    1.3 Ti Evernew.

     

    Yeah, I have been think about the bans also.  Where I a it doesn’t really get dry but once I get further West and East I am sure there will be some.  It makes me think if I just want to keep using a fancy/feast style stove for now and see how things sort out.

    #3775875
    Jon Fong / Flat Cat Gear
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    It seems to me that using an Evernew 1.3 liter pot on a fancy/feast style stove violates your original objective of stability.  My 2 cents.

    #3775907
    DAN-Y/FANCEE FEEST
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    No problems with stability using the fancy/feast style stove

    Full disclosure: blah, blah blah

    #3776073
    DAN-Y/FANCEE FEEST
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    I was wondering if anyone could suggest alcohol stoves that are more stable with a pot and have a possible stand and windscreen that can be used with them.

    The Fancee Feest stove has a built in pot support…it’s one piece.

    You can make a simple windscreen from a piece of aluminum just like Roger Caffin uses with his stove. He cooks inside of his tent most of the time. The windscreen goes 3/4 of the way around the stove.

     

    #3776086
    Jon Fong / Flat Cat Gear
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    Hopefully this graphic will explain pot stability. An object will tip over when the Center of Gravity (CG) exceeds the last remaining support holding the object up. This is often referred to as the tipping point. Here are 3 simplified examples to demonstrate the impact of a cooking systems base support: Fancy Feest, Bobcat Original and Trail Designs Sidewinder. The assumption is that all 3 system hold a pot (Evernew 1.3 liter) the same elevation off of the ground. By measuring the angle, you can determine relative stability. From these examples, you can see that the wide base is twice as robust as a sit on top cat can stove: (50 degree angle /24 degree angle=~2X). Hopefully, this is clear to people.  Trust in math: it works.  My 2 cents.

    #3776177
    DAN-Y/FANCEE FEEST
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    I was wondering if anyone could suggest alcohol stoves that are more stable with a pot and have a possible stand and windscreen that can be used with them.

    In Shug’s video you can see the windscreen he uses:

    #3776285
    DAN-Y/FANCEE FEEST
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    Different ways to approach stoves and cook kits with windscreens:

    YouTube video

    #3776311
    Nick Gatel
    BPL Member

    @ngatel

    Locale: Southern California

    That Fancy Feest stove design is nice compared to other “cat” stoves.

    Stable is not a term I would use for “cat” stoves. They need to be on flat and level ground, plus the larger the pot the more unstable. Add a windscreen and you can’t see if the pot shifts, especially if stirring the contents of the pot.

    #3777084
    Bruce M
    BPL Member

    @va3pinner

    Locale: In the shadow of the Shenandoah

    my choice when I go alcohol:

     

    https://clikstand.com/

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