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Ocelot MAX, a windscreen for larger pot – BPL Special


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    Jon Fong
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    Backpackinglight Special Deal on the new Ocelot MAX: free Domestic shipping / $5 off International shipping. This offer will be valid until the end of April. To redeem this offer, add a note in the comment section that you are a BPL Member, rebates will be applied when the product ships.


    The Ocelot MAX is a windscreen designed for pot (4.8” in diameter and larger). This system is designed around the MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe. The windscreen is a single piece construction that slides over the stove and protects the flame from ambient wind.

     

    The windscreen is:
    Constructed out of stainless steel
    Weighs 30 grams
    Size 4.8” in diameter, 0.9” tall
    Performance in the wind

     

    #3744749
    Casey Bowden
    BPL Member

    @clbowden

    Locale: Berkeley Hills

    Strange that for the 0 mph wind case it takes more fuel with the windscreen on (8.7 grams) than without (7.6 grams).

    #3744752
    Jon Fong
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    Like everything there are tradeoffs. This design is tricky as it is designed to work with all larger pots: basically, a big flat horizontal surface. To block the ambient wind from disturbing the flame, you have to create a torturous airflow path to the flame. At low wind speed (up to 2 mph) it is better to leave the windscreen off and let the hot gases flow up the sides of the pot. At higher wind speeds, the torturous pathway becomes a benefit. At 8 mph, the Pocket Rocket will not boil water in less than 30 to 40 minutes. With the Ocelot MAX it will boil 2 cups in less than 3 minutes and only using about 15 g of fuel. I hope that makes sense.

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