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(edude) - F
New Cooking System Prototype on 12/26/2008 13:03:59 MST Print View

Link did'nt work, scroll down

Any Suggestions? Comments?

Thanks, Evan

Edited by edude on 12/26/2008 16:55:57 MST.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: New Cooking System Prototype on 12/26/2008 13:09:33 MST Print View

Well, yes: the URL is, shall we say, slightly wrong?
Better have another try.

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(edude) - F
RE:"New Cooking System Prototype" on 12/26/2008 13:13:54 MST Print View

workin' on it right now

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(edude) - F
RE:"New Cooking System Prototype" on 12/26/2008 13:55:56 MST Print View

cooking system prototype

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(edude) - F
"New Cooking System Prototype" on 12/26/2008 13:59:06 MST Print View

Homemade Pot from Aliminum Can
Aluminum Foil Lid
Hardware Cloth Stand
Esbit Tab on Fire
Aluminum Foil Base

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(edude) - F
"New Cooking System Prototype" on 12/26/2008 16:27:38 MST Print View

Any suggestions, anyone?

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: "New Cooking System Prototype" on 12/26/2008 16:52:39 MST Print View

Can't get the link to work.

However, your setup will work fine. Many use similar setups. As for the veggie can, I recommend boiling only (no cooking) in case there's anything to the "lining" fear.

The veggie can will last a long time, being steel, as long as you take care to prevent rust - which is hard. Then again, you can always replace it for free!

Todd

Edited by funnymoney on 12/26/2008 16:54:43 MST.

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(edude) - F
RE:"New Cooking System Prototype" on 12/26/2008 16:55:05 MST Print View

Yeah, its just for boiling.

I was watching that 'Beer cans used as cooking pots' awhile back and I think I'll be fine if I only use the veggie can once then replace it before the next trip.

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: "New Cooking System Prototype" on 12/26/2008 17:09:46 MST Print View

Don't forget your windscreen! :) This is a pretty common, pretty reliable set-up. It may take some fiddling to get a proper distance from flame to pot, but when it comes to DIY, the fiddling is half the fun.

-Mark

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(edude) - F
"New Cooking System Prototype" on 12/26/2008 17:21:31 MST Print View

How high should the pot be from the flame? 1.5 in.?

Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
how close a pot should be on 12/26/2008 19:07:16 MST Print View

Somebody in one of these threads, or maybe it was that cantankerous stove maker in Maine did a lot of experimenting and decided the distance to the flame wasn't too critical. 1.5. in or less is probably fine.

Joe Newton
(grayjoe)
how close a pot should be on 12/26/2008 19:49:26 MST Print View

There is a good article at thru-hiker.com concerning this. Their research supports a distance of 1.25 to 2.25 inches. See link below:

http://thru-hiker.com/articles/esbit_stove_height.php

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
New Cooking System Prototype on 12/27/2008 01:49:35 MST Print View

I really don't know if there is any substance to this but when I was playing with my versions of various stove designs I would get a good roaring boil and then manually rise and lower the pot . At some point the boil seems stronger and that was my sweet spot.
Franco

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(edude) - F
RE:"New Cooking System Prototype" on 01/11/2009 23:45:37 MST Print View

I got it all put together, (except for esbits) and the whole thing with my LMF Spork, windscreen, bandana and lighter weighs 5.3oz.

It is quite a simple system, but I just don't se the point of cooking during a summer weekend, so I think I am going to start researching how to go without hot food. I understand the phycological benifit of hot food, but for a summer weekend?

If anyone who has gone without cooking, I would appreciate your input.

-Evan

Edited by edude on 01/11/2009 23:46:18 MST.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: RE:"New Cooking System Prototype" on 01/12/2009 03:15:16 MST Print View

> I just don't se the point of cooking during a summer weekend

Maybe, maybe not, but what about the coffee??????

Cheers

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(edude) - F
RE:"New Cooking System Prototype" on 01/13/2009 18:24:02 MST Print View

I don't drink coffee.

Edited by edude on 01/13/2009 18:30:50 MST.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
New Cooking System Prototype on 01/13/2009 23:07:18 MST Print View

Blasphemy!

Matthew Roberts
(matthewjamesroberts) - F

Locale: San Fernando Valley
new cooking system prototype on 01/17/2009 19:02:55 MST Print View

...tea?

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(edude) - F
"New Cooking System Prototype" on 01/17/2009 19:07:52 MST Print View

If I were to bring a cooking system for something, it would be cocoa - not tea. And the added weight of all the sugar I like in my tea would be a waste of time.