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Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
SUL 1100 Ti in stock again on 12/03/2008 21:16:04 MST Print View

I really expected Ti freaks to come out at night. Maybe that doesn't happen until our next full moon. Am I the only one that noticed these are back in stock? I already own one, but know that several people have been waiting for many months. Consider this your fair warning. For those that have been waiting, you can now begin frothing at the mouth. Game on.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: SUL 1100 Ti in stock again on 12/03/2008 21:27:24 MST Print View

"Am I the only one that noticed these are back in stock?"

Christopher, the madness has already begun...I just didn't want to go public about it until my order was placed and confirmed... :)

now, I wait.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: SUL 1100 Ti in stock again on 12/03/2008 23:24:14 MST Print View

I ordered an 1100 and a 550 within moments of getting an email from BPL. As I logged off I could hear the mighty rumble and cloud of dust of the approaching horde. I got out just in time. I have framed the order confirmation and hung it in my gear closet.

Now I join those who... wait with Steve.

Edited by redleader on 12/03/2008 23:27:29 MST.

Scott S
(sschloss1) - F

Locale: New England
Pot lifters? on 12/04/2008 07:40:33 MST Print View

Hmm, I'm tempted to pick up an 1100, but I'm wondering what people use to lift the pot (to move it from the stove to a cozy). If I'm going to have to carry some kind of pot lifter (like this one) I'd be better off getting a slightly heavier pot with a built in handle.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Pot lifters? on 12/04/2008 09:09:50 MST Print View

Hi Scott,

On my 1100, I recently made a small bail for the pot out of a bicycle spoke. It works really well and is removable. It weighs less that 0.1 oz.

Before I made the bail, I would just grab the pot with gloves, a bandana, or even my bare hands.

Cheers.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Bushbuddy and firelite pots on 12/04/2008 09:16:29 MST Print View

I've had a 1100 pot from early on to use with my bushbuddy and just yesterday received a Firelite 900 pot. To my surprise the bushbuddy fits perfectly inside the 900 pot if you attach the lid upside down! In fact, it fits so good that I'm thinking of using my bushbuddy with the 900 pot now instead of the 1100. Total weight bushbuddy + 900 pot is 7.7 oz. I actually like the 900 pot more since it's a little shorter and easier to eat out of.

Looks like the 1100's are still in stock but I thought others might be interested if they miss out on the 1100 pots.

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Bushbuddy and firelite pots on 12/04/2008 10:02:23 MST Print View

Hey Daniel,

Think you can post pictures of the BB in the 900? I have a snowpeak right now and the stove rattles lightly which is annoying. I would get the 1100, but the 900 seems like it would be good enough if the pot really does fit as great as you say.

Thanks!

Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Bushbuddy and firelite pots on 12/04/2008 10:45:32 MST Print View

Andrew,
After all of your posts about the SUL 1100, I think you should be obligated to purchase one, maybe even two!
Chris

Brett Tucker
(blister-free) - F

Locale: Puertecito ruins
Re: Pot lifters? on 12/04/2008 10:45:48 MST Print View

>>On my 1100, I recently made a small bail for the pot out of a bicycle spoke

A guitar string can also work as a bale. Something like a round-wound D string would strike a good balance between lightweight/flexibility and hand comfort. I've yet to see any comparative boil time tests performed before and after drilling the two tiny holes in the sides of the pot for the baling wire.

I agree that an SUL pot lifter would be a worthwhile addition to the Cooking/Hydration dept.

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: Re: Pot lifters? on 12/04/2008 11:20:33 MST Print View

In my view gloves or other items carried will work with all pots whether used with a Bushbuddy or a Caldera, I do not carry pot lifters for any stove I carry.

My 2 Dkk worth.

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Re: Bushbuddy and firelite pots on 12/04/2008 11:42:49 MST Print View

Ha ha...Yeah, I think you might be right Chris except I'm poor now! I figure one of these should turn up in Gear Swap now that they are on sale again. I'm using the scavenger approach to new gear! :-)

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Re: Bushbuddy and firelite pots on 12/04/2008 11:52:08 MST Print View

Hi Andrew,

I'll see if I can post some pictures tonight of the BB in the 900.

Are you using a snow peak 900? If you don't like the rattling I would not recommend either the Firelite 900 or 1100, as they have an ever so slightly larger diameter than the snow peak 900. The Bushbuddy fits a little better in the snow peak 900, in my humble opinion.

Dan

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
POT GRABBERS compared on 12/04/2008 12:57:55 MST Print View

grab


(a)
AUTO SUPPLY CHANNEL LOCK tiny pliers / 1.5 oz
THese are steel, and the best and most stable. Expensive but last for ever. Might have multi use applications if there is a repair, like pushing a needle thru shoe leather.

(b)
TRANGIA pot grabbers / 0.7 oz
THe lightest, but VERY flimsy. Only for very small pots! Be careful! THese come with the Trangia cook set.

(c)
MSR min-grabbers / 1.1 oz
These bend over time, and become useless. Aluminum. THese come with any MSR titanium pot. Also available after-market.

(d)
MSR standard pot grabber / 1.5 oz
Tried and true design. These come with any MSR aluminum cook-set pot. Same weight as Auto channel lock, but much less versatile. Aluminum.

==

The above is a list of store bought pot grabbers. Alcohol has burned my hands more than once, and I've seen melted gloves and windshirts. I like a sturdy way to hold a pot of (potentially dangerous) boiling water.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: POT GRABBERS compared on 12/04/2008 13:40:03 MST Print View

> MSR min-grabbers / 1.1 oz
These bend over time, and become useless.

I have had mine for a long time, used them in France for 3 months straight, haven't had any problems with them at all. Just like new still. But I do treat them carefully.

Cheers

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
POT GRABBERS on 12/04/2008 13:45:59 MST Print View

I've used them over back to back NOLS courses, with students who aren't always so delicate. And with heavy 2-liter pots of water.

The school has a box of these, and they are showing their extensive use. It's hard to hold a pot with a lot of them.

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Re: Re: Bushbuddy and firelite pots on 12/04/2008 14:52:13 MST Print View

Hi Dan,

Very interesting! I thought the fit was perfectly snug in the bpl ti pots. If the BB fits better in my snowpeak 900 than I'm all set!

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
SUL 1100 Ti in stock again on 12/04/2008 15:36:42 MST Print View

I've posted this picture a few times before, but here is my use of a titanium rod as a bail on a cookpot.

Bushbuddy, Snowpeak 900mL w/ custom lid and bail

Edited by sharalds on 12/04/2008 15:37:00 MST.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
titanium wire for pot handle on 12/04/2008 16:47:24 MST Print View

Sam, Hey - I have a home-made titanium wire handle too!
.handle wire

Edited by mikeclelland on 12/04/2008 16:48:10 MST.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Re: Re: Re: Bushbuddy and firelite pots on 12/04/2008 19:34:21 MST Print View

Size comparison, 900 and 1100 pots. 900 has bushbuddy inside with inverted lid.size comparison
Inverted lid. As can be seen, it's a perfect fit.lid fit
There is about 1mm clearance between lid and top of bushbuddy.Clearance

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Firelite pots and bushbuddy on 12/04/2008 19:41:05 MST Print View

7.7 oz total weight, bushbuddy and FL900 pot. Wire bail will add 0.14 oz.Weight
Wire Bail made from 15 gage stainless bicycle spoke. 0.14 oz. Holes in pot punched with a Harbor Freight Tools PunchBail