This article describes the development of my DIY 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.
This article describes the development of my 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.
This article attempts to determine how a heat exchanger welded to the bottom of a pot actually affects fuel consumption.
Andrew and Ryan talk about some of the BPL Staff's favorite gear, our gear review philosophy, current news, and more!
This episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast features highlights from our recent round of canister stove reviews.
In this episode, we talk about StoveBench: Backpacking Light’s new protocol for standardizing stove performance comparisons.
This article features upright canister stove reviews that include extensive test data in inclement conditions and market analysis.
StoveBench defines a protocol that is used to measure two important backpacking stove performance features (power and efficiency) in order to determine a single, quantifiable performance factor called the StoveBench Score.
The MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit is a complete cook-and-eat solution for one person, featuring a stove, pot, bowl, lid, and pot lifter.
This technical series addendum addresses the role of propane and cold temperatures in canister stove performance.
Instead of buying a new fuel can for each trip, discover techniques for transferring gas between stove canisters.
Various techniques for keeping fuel warm during canister stove operation are described, in order to optimize fuel vaporization.
Evaporative Heat Loss in Upright Canisters (Part 2 – Evaluating the Efficacy of Canister Warming Techniques at Temperatures Below Freezing)
This article tests various canister warming techniques for preserving the efficiency of canister stoves in sub-freezing temperatures.
Evaporative Heat Loss in Upright Canister Stoves (Part 1: Measuring the Temperature Drop of Evaporative Cooling)
Evaporative heat loss in upright canister stoves extends boiling times and changes fuel mixture composition. Here's how to combat it.
In part 5, Roger Caffin shares his design for a pot support for the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
In part 4, Roger Caffin tests the vortex burner in the lab and in the field as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
In part 3, Roger Caffin discusses the mechanical design for the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
In part 2, Roger Caffin explains the research and development behind the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
In Part 1, Roger Caffin explores the theory behind using a vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
This MSR WindBurner Review determines if this canister stove is a good choice for backpacking trips as well as if it is "windproof."