- Dec 13, 2017 at 3:22 am #3507187
Which system would you personally choose and why?
I’ll leave out my bias and just put the links here
Have a system you think is lighter and/or better? Please share :)Dec 13, 2017 at 3:51 am #3507196
Have a system you think is lighter and/or better? Please share :)
I’m pretty happy with my Zelph/Toaks 550/Caldera Cone/Esbit setup at 102 grams including a lighter, rag and stuffsack. It’s more durable than an aluminum beverage can, more compact and lighter.
The only catch is the smaller capacity but it’s enough for me. YMMV.Dec 13, 2017 at 4:02 am #3507201
I’d go with the lighter one:
This ultralight backpacking stove system was designed by Glen Van Peski (founder of Gossamer Gear) himself. It provides everything you need without anything you don’t need. The concept behind an ultralight stove is to boil water in the most efficient way possible, without having to carry a heavy system. Shaving weight to keep your backpack light.
The GVP stove features an ultralight titanium caldera cone style windscreen whose design provides the most stability and fuel efficiency in any environment. When you’re done, it rolls up nicely and fits into your cooking pot along with all of the other stove accessories. This allows for maximum space-saving.
An upcycled “mini keg can” was used to create the cooking pot. Aluminum material makes it extremely ultralight and conductive. The cooking pot has ridges that rest on the caldera cone, eliminating the need for a pot stand.
This stove runs on Esbit fuel tablets giving you around 12 minutes of intense heat depending on conditions. The tablet sits on 1 gram stand nicknamed the “Gram Cracker”. This system also includes a floor to maximum reflectivity and heat retention.
We now include a StarLyte Burner with lid.
Lid fits nice and tight so fuel does not evaporate. Holds 1 ounce fuel in suspension, will not spill out if accidentally tipped over. Great safety factor.
The whole system packs away into 15 gram ultralight cuben stuff sack. It also doubles as a pot cozy for rehydrating or keeping your food warm. Now you can wrap your hands around your cooking pot while sipping on your morning coffee.
Dec 13, 2017 at 4:31 am #3507209
- This reply was modified 7 months ago by Dan Y.
Greg MihalikBPL Member
CC Keg (Heineken) user.
I like the extra volume. It makes stirring and mixing easier.
The Cone, StarLyte stove, alcohol, and snuffer fit into the Keg. Neat and tidy, no stuff sack required. I use a 3″ tall foam cap that doubles as my heat retention cooking lid/cozy. Total weight, with 4 oz of alcohol is 7.9 ounces. That will get me 5 12-ounce boils, 6 12-ounce “tiny bubbles”.
Dec 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm #3507263
- This reply was modified 7 months ago by Greg Mihalik.
The large open top of the Gossamer pot has a plastic lid to retain items stored inside. ditch the stuff sack to save weight ;-)Dec 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm #3507267
So maybe I should just order the Keg, the Cone and make and or buy a Starlyte…and just put it together…
Does anyone here know where to buy kegs similar to the Gossamer Gear Fosters Keg? Who sells beer can kegs online?
Does anyone know where to buy the little mini cone the gossamer gear system uses?
Traildesigns only seems to sell the larger sized ones they use for their kits…
To be honest… I already have stoves. What I really like about the Gossamer gear kit is that freaking pot and cone. I could just use my own stove if I had to…
Any tips on where I can find some similar components online?Dec 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm #3507312
William ChiltonBPL Member
If you’ve bought from Trail Designs before, they will sell you just a cone, without the other stuff. If you’re really nice, they’ll make you one in a custom size (i.e. like the GG one).Dec 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm #3507325
My son has some Foster pots available on ebay:Dec 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm #3507331
Okay, so now all I need to do is see if I can request a custom made similar style of cone from traildesigns . I’ll let you guys knowDec 14, 2017 at 6:13 pm #3507483
I ordered a pot form your son Dan :)Dec 14, 2017 at 6:39 pm #3507489
So where you able to order the GG cone from TD? If so, what did it cost?
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