So, I made a few beer can pots and really like them: http://www.freewebs.com/jasonklass/myexperimentsadventures.htm So far I like the Henekin one best because of the ident which makes it easier to pick up. My idea is to add some kind of insulation that goes around the middle part so you can lift it off the stove without using a pot gripper or bandana and so that it can serve as an insulated mug. I've already tried foam (it melted). I have some Kevlar wick that I could wrap around it but it's thick and would make it pretty bulky (I might order some thinner stuff). Any other ideas? P.S. I do not want to add a wire bail or handle. Basically, I'm only interested in material that will insulate and won't melt. I use a tea light stove and the flames only touch the very bottom of the can so the material won't come in contact with the flames. Thanks for any suggestions.
Edited by jasonklass on 04/02/2006 15:04:55 MDT.
Jetboil uses neoprene............
A very simple solution - although it does not insulate - is to put a ring or pads of high temperature silicone gasket maker high on the can. Permatex and others will handle 750F. Scope the local automotive parts boutique.
Where can you find something like that Vick?-Dave:)
Dave,I believe this is the silicone sealer Vick mentioned. It is available at better auto parts stores.Robert
Excellent. Thanks Robert. -Dave:)
Robert, thanks, that's it. You can burn it - just before the aluminum melts. But otherwise, it holds up pretty well. However, it gets hot eventually, so use reasonable caution. I put pads of Permatex high on the can so it is out of the flame.
Thanks for your ideas everyone, but I think I found what I'm looking for: http://practicalbackpacking.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201
Wow! That's brilliant! Where did you find the fiberglass wick?BTW: I just visited your website and I'm very impressed -- lots of great ideas.Keep on inventin' :-)
You could also use Kevlar cord per Jason Klass.
Thanks David! I have a potentially better idea in the works. I'm just waiting for the material to arrive. Here's where to buy the wick: http://wickstore.com/ . It's the 1/16" fiberglass wick and you can buy it in 10 yard hanks.
How much does the wick grip weigh?
I picked up the side-cutting "Mainstays" brand can opener at WalMart--and it scored up my lid pretty heavily. Granted, it can be sanded out--but are there others that use a non-serrated gripping wheel to accomplish the cutting action?Thanks, Jonathan in MN
I picked up the side-cutting "Mainstays" brand can opener at WalMart--and it scored up my lid pretty heavily.Good Cook Safe Cut opener works well for me. IIRC I got it at Walgreens.
A couple weeks off, so, you probably already experimented with this but here's the solution I had for an insulated area to grip the Heine pot.Just room enough for two fingers and thumb. That's a custom CC around the pot. In later versions of the cone, it actually rests perfectly under the lip of the wick, supporting the pot.
Edited by uberkatzen on 05/12/2009 20:40:35 MDT.
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