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Jul 17, 2018 at 1:27 pm #3547137
What the is the point of sporks? To use as a spoon you have to use the fork or fork&knife end as a very uncomfortable handle: why not bear a few grams extra weight and carry to separate items that are masters of their trade?Jul 17, 2018 at 11:32 am #3547131
It seem the top decathlon cape may need not modifications at all:
it already has side pit zips and a better hood and full front zip: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/forclaz-75l-l-xl-rain-cape-rd-id_8302454.htmlOct 7, 2015 at 4:39 am #2230711
Given how light your bail is, a pan / kettle hybrid might be lighter but functional: would have a lip to pour, bail for easy pouring / proper kettleness :( I wonder why most backpacking manufacturers just make conventional little mini kettles…. * http://www.cascadedesigns.com/msr/cookware/rapid-cooking/titan-kettle/productSep 28, 2015 at 4:10 pm #2229182
How did you resist making a lighter lid?Jan 27, 2014 at 9:08 am #2066774
Thanks.Oct 20, 2013 at 8:42 am #2035702
For cheap roubaux clothing, you could try ebay.Oct 1, 2013 at 7:26 am #2029858
I have been meaning to try this:–
NB to work like Nikwax analogy the whole garment including your roubaix pseudo "pump liner" neededs DWRed (Nikwax Tx10ed)
please post your results.Sep 21, 2013 at 4:09 am #2026656
Pump liner looks similar to Cycling clothing's Roubaux style material: this is like lycra but with very short pile on one side, and is made mainly from nylon (rather than polyester). However, I haven't tried "nikwax"ing it and using it as pump-liner (pile faces outwards, protected by a windproof).Jul 24, 2013 at 5:42 am #2008981
>>>> Your valve seems very clever
>>Um … I am going to guess here that you are referring to the shut-off valve in the canister connector, not the one in the stove body.
The shut-off valve is a clever feature for remote stoves with the main control at the burner, but I was mainly referring to the ability to cope with both screw-on and camping gas cartridges. This would seem useful on any commercial stove, even remote ones with conventional heat adjustment at the cylinder end.
Thus the multfit connector would seem worth making available to others/manufacturers: on terms acceptable to yourself.
I have decided remote stoves are better: and have merged my can-top with a brunton stand, however, I still like meths :-).Jul 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm #2008846
Congratulations on the valve and stove design.
Your valve seems very clever: could it become a new standard for commercial stoves?
Could you license it to manufacturers?Jan 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm #1947706
Couldn't such a design have low CO emission?Sep 13, 2012 at 11:57 am #1912004
I think that might count as a heat deflector:
trapped gases around burn may cause more heat to to travel down column:
see this tread where the OP melted their lindal valve
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=65243&skip_to_post=560783#560783Jul 24, 2012 at 4:56 am #1897113
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Isn't burning paint off the lid at low temps going to give nasty fumes?Jun 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm #1890045
Roger(Caffin) said "I do not think it actually encloses the underside of the stove"
It seems to be fairly closed off: was hard to find view from above photo but I found this utube (15-16seconds in)
And this on Google images
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=ortik+heat%3Dit&start=276&hl=en&sig=118409185976851424867&biw=1024&bih=485&tbm=isch&tbnid=dHbNIMfgwJ2_KM:&imgrefurl=http://templug.jugem.jp/%3Feid%3D314&docid=eUxH0NhxJ7zAUM&imgurl=http://templug.img.jugem.jp/20100122_1047676.jpg&w=550&h=365&ei=V_XoT4eMCsLG8gO5yJj_DQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=707&vpy=191&dur=609&hovh=183&hovw=276&tx=171&ty=204&page=20&tbnh=146&tbnw=206&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:15,s:276,i:306Jun 25, 2012 at 11:59 am #1889980
Roger(Caffin) said "I would imagine it is glass fibre fabric, fairly fire-proof."
I was thinking of its total enclosure of the stove which seemed similar to the Original Posters windscreen and thus might have the same problem
(the instructions just mention using a moderate flame and only when ambient temp <=25 degrees C).Jun 22, 2012 at 9:38 am #1889213
This would seem dubious then
(they do give a maximum usage ambient temperature of 25 degrees C )Jun 22, 2012 at 2:43 am #1889152
Wouldn't it be safer to extract remaining alcohol into an empty small bottle (which if side calibrated could double as a measuring bottle); e.g. a 60ml Nalgene.
That way you are not risking losing alcohol from main bottle in case of spills.
Also, safer in another way, as avoids pouring meth from stove into other meths, but you should always ensure stove cool before emptying so hopefully a theretical advantage.Jun 17, 2012 at 11:16 am #1887702
I think, perhaps, what is meant is that,
1) a radiation shield below the stove itself? even below the canister collar? is OK but may be unnecessary for short burns (canister side temperature checks done as required)
2) any heat reflector disc above that canister height (i.e. attached to the stove itself) is bad, as this may allow the stove body become too hot due to trapped gases etc.
Hopefully this simple rule will be confirmed as correct .Jun 17, 2012 at 5:53 am #1887654
Sorry, I didn't mean to obscure the point that "If you bottle up the flame and exhaust too much, you can heat the stove up to a dangerous level."
"> well below the top of the canister
Yes, what I wrote was how I meant it."
I am afraid I appear to be suffering an intelligence shortfall, as after re-reading the articles and post, I am not sure what that means:
does it mean that any such radiation shield should be below the collar of the canister, leaving the collar visible above the shield(like in Will-Rietveld's 1st photo at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/wind_dynamics_and_windscreen_design_part_2.html)
I can't see how it could go any lower whilst shielding the canister top (but not touching it).Jun 17, 2012 at 4:10 am #1887650
The original poster's windscreen looks deceptively safe to someone worried about canister temperature as the canister is not enclosed.
If the gas and canister material aren't conductive enough to mean that when the can side is at less than 43C that this also implies that the lindal valve section is at a reasonable temperature, then (as mentioned above) perhaps the stove valve section also needs monitored(this would presume it can never be at a lower temperature than the lindal pin). This seems a bit of non-relaxing way of making coffee/tea.
Now I wonder if that is the reason the instructions for the Primus windscreen (http://www.primus.eu/templates/pages/product.aspx?ItemId=87476) were changed to limit the list of suitable stoves and usage (I had thought it was because of heat transfer through the windshield attachment to the canister collar).
(some places show it used wrongly I think:
It seems quite limited: I wonder why they don't make a commercial "kitescreen" style windshield instead. A rigid sectioned kitescreen (self-supporting on rocky ground) might be more convenient.
In the above posts, is the foil disc viewed as a heat deflector if below the valve but a reflector(as well) if above?
"he bottom radiation shield is well below the top of the canister"–
Should this be "below the top of the __something_else__"?, the .au FAQ just mentions a plain disc level with canister collar as OK.Jun 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm #1885731
Would Easton be interested in making your lightweight H-frame pack designs with their tubing?May 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm #1873648
To be Used as non-weight bearing windscreen in a wood stove to seal holes in cutlery holder.Mar 30, 2012 at 8:13 am #1861472
As plastic is an a good insulator, won't the outside of the plastic bottle melt/burn/give off toxic fumes?Mar 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm #1858271
You could make the grate out of a suitable bendy material (e.g. perforated Ti foil) and just roll up with the cone. The advantage is just quicker set-up / less parts compared to the standard inferno set-up.
As the outer cone is wider than the inferno, the above mentioned grate could be mounted higher (for same fuel capacity as inferno) which would mean the proposed single-cone-style grate could be narrower than if at same height as standard one (but probably still wider than the standard inferno grate).Mar 23, 2012 at 7:49 am #1858136
I wonder if a simpler alternative to the TiTri inferno would be the Ti caldera but with a raised mesh grate:
ie just a single wall "TLUD" style. This would just need a circular mesh grate (and either supports or cutout in cone for it to rest on).