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Apr 30, 2021 at 12:32 pm #3710970
That could have been the half used can effect in colder temps. Even if its supposedly only propane/isobutane mix there is a marked decrease in output when temps are in the mid 30s(short of doing any type of warming procedure). Jon had mentioned observing significant temperature related performance drop in his tests. Heavy butane mix would be worse.Apr 30, 2021 at 8:54 am #3710937
If I did the numbers correctly I get about 88% efficiency given 2 cup, 72 degrees and 5280 altitude. Seems like the numbers are maybe half a gram off? Just not sure of the wisdom in telling people they’ll get 27 boils out of a 100gram canister.Apr 28, 2021 at 6:47 pm #3710723
My older unopened bottles of tentsure turned lumpy and useless. I had better luck with new ones. It was a lot of work doing one section at time as it would soak right thru the fly so I had to have it suspended to dry. I learned that the hard way as a section still has the pattern of my patio table on it. If I didn’t really like the tent I wouldn’t have tried but not looking to do it again. Suggest trying whatever you do on the small one first to work out the production kinks.Apr 7, 2021 at 7:02 pm #3708169
Probably the campground host was limiting their rounds. I noticed that last year. Some places didn’t have their usual hosts. The big thing is that waiting for autocancel potentially knocks people out needing not only that first night but most of the weekend. For the parks around here that would mean having it unusable until 3 in the afternoon next day. The popular parks in this area are often full over the 4th, very busy Memorial day, divorced dads weekend and labor day. Even the first come first serve can fill up by noon.Apr 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm #3708161
I’ve always canceled if plans change. Once when a holiday weekend fell through at the last minute I made sure to even call the park since I knew there would be someone that would be grateful to find a campsite and the automated system might be delayed in updating. To not cancel is just selfish. Stepping off soapbox now.Apr 1, 2021 at 9:16 pm #3707398
A couple or so drops of hand sanitizer also helps get esbit going. The other thing I do is blow it out esbit when done and store the remnant along with the bget in a little takeout condiment container. It often form little dendrites as it cool are easy to light. I put the remnant on a new tab next meal to get it going.Mar 30, 2021 at 9:25 am #3706973
It’s not like jetboil didn’t do there own tests and realize it’s short comings? They had to know, right? Basic testing? It’s not like this is they’re first stove. I had speculated before that perhaps the anemic burner performance was perhaps to avoid damage to the fins, aka another Sol Ti event. Didn’t want to risk that. Adding a regulator to partially offset pressure drop and a better burner would erode profit margins. More of a “reuse existing parts, tooling as much as you can, make it pretty, market to hell out of it, we’ll sell a bunch”. Had it been performed up to potential I might have suggested it to people looking for a well designed, all in one package for those not wanting to do lots of research or mix and match, just starting out solo backpacking that they can pick up off the shelf at the major retailers and have it serve them well enough with the fuel “savings” adding a little margin to new users.
Another issue I found even more disappointing was the over the top endorsement by some of the more established you-tubers and online reviewers. The testing scenarios all seemed designed to portray all other stoves in the worst light with of course the stash right up there with sliced bread. I can understand a couple not being too familiar with decent testing, maybe they’ve never come across this site, Hikin Jim or Hiram but it’s a bit too coincidental for me(tin foil hat time). Marketing at its finest………Mar 29, 2021 at 9:37 pm #3706922
I’ll admit to having the Soto windmaster turned up too high one of the first times I used it. It’s just so quite with such a stable flame and I was more used to adjusting a stove in part by sound. I was also wearing gloves(sub freezing) so I didn’t feel around the pot for excess heat.Mar 29, 2021 at 9:29 pm #3706921
I often put it on a hammock strap. Inside when using a tent. Food is stored per local conditions.Mar 26, 2021 at 8:16 pm #3706437
I have mixed feelings about the stash. One the one hand they created an attractive package and rolled out a very targeted marketing campaign. I can’t remember another product in this category that got so many YouTube and web reviews in such a short period of time. Very impressive.
On the other hand the stove is apparently underpowered for anything other than an HX pot in calm conditions with a mostly full canister. Very disappointing. Was the power limited to prevent damage to the HX pot? Thinner fins? Some jetboils are listed as 9k btu yet this is 4.5k Kinda defeats the purpose of using it with regular pots yet I’m sure they’ll still sell many.Mar 23, 2021 at 9:11 am #3705923
I appreciated the member reward even though it wasn’t a dividend this year. I can only imagine the difficulties they’ve had over the past year. I don’t want to see them go the way of MEC. It’s a different set of economics vs something like Dicks. They have to make enough money to stay in business especially with much more online competition but at least they aren’t saddled with multi million dollar executive salaries and quarterly driven behavior.Mar 16, 2021 at 12:18 pm #3704932
Haven’t actually used that combination yet. I can try with a little fan and let you know.Mar 16, 2021 at 12:05 pm #3704930Mar 16, 2021 at 12:04 pm #3704929
Here are a couple shots with the windmaster.Mar 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm #3704873
Give me some criteria and I’ll run a test for you this week. It’s also available with Olicamp branding https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Olicamp-XTS-1L-Hard-Anodized-Aluminum-Pot-Heat-Transfer-System-Backpacking/362397617268?epid=1557506730&hash=item546094cc74:g:F0kAAOSwQZdgIGq2Mar 2, 2021 at 6:04 pm #3702352
Do you have the weight of the stove/plate combo-both versions?
ChrisFeb 21, 2021 at 9:03 am #3700697
I’ve had good luck with Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap. Easy to put on/take off.Feb 9, 2021 at 4:18 pm #3698379
I used it on an early winter trip with a toaks siphon stove and slightly foil covered (1 inch strip around to add some wind protection) hardware cloth stand. No other wind protection needed. 3/4 oz (by volume) was more than enough to get a good fairly fast 2 cup boil out of it even with some windy weather.Oct 2, 2020 at 6:14 pm #3678219
But then people won’t have the fun of talking grams, ounces, pounds and liters all in the same sentence.Sep 10, 2020 at 3:13 pm #3675574
Regarding the video: Does this mean you shouldn’t use it with a pressure regulated stove? I’m assuming regular canisters do not ever have sufficient pressure under expected conditions to keep pressure regulated stoves from operating and therefore the regulator was not designed for such pressure. That would concern me regarding long impact on the stove in addition to the “oh, it got warm today and now my stove won’t work.”Sep 4, 2020 at 11:11 am #3674709
I tend to bring a chili dinner for night two or three to keep things moving. Just fyi, something about the water in Yellowstone kept things moving all by itself.Sep 2, 2020 at 7:22 pm #3674536
For anything small like a lighter, battery bank, phone case etc I either get bright color or put bright tape on it. Nothing dark if avoidable.Aug 10, 2020 at 7:23 pm #3670298
I’ve got the following:
Two Golite women’s packs. Both black grid. Never used w/tags
Large Jam 50
specs per tag 23oz, 47L
weight per my scale w/tags 29.9oz(not sure why so different)
Specs per tag 31oz, 63L
Weight per my scale 31.8ozMay 27, 2020 at 11:21 am #3649522
I’ve used them when I needed an adjustable pole vs the fixed length BD ones I otherwise use. No issue.May 26, 2020 at 2:44 pm #3649346
Thoughts based upon specs and reviews in other forums:
worked well in flashlights that like 1.5v/cell
requires a new charger
Energy content similar to regular(not low discharge) NIMH
cost is twice as much as NIMH
the buck converter in each cell creates a lot of rf noise. That would make me very wary of using in more sensitive devices such as gps or any communication device. Even a steripen might be susceptible to issues.
Definitely need some testing beforehand. Alas I don’t regularly take anything that’s uses AAs.