I've been working on a few new items.
One of them is a new stove that is a hybrid of the Cobalt Blue Soloist. The stove is made of a Venom energy drink bottle and has an aluminum pot support integrated into the stove. It has a fuel capacity of 4 ounces. Blooms on average of 8 seconds and is not effected by cold pots of water being placed on the stove. It has a high temperature fiberglass ignition wick attached to the pot support for cold weather lighting. It replaces the copper ignition wick that was used on the Soloist.
I am now able to produce 6" corrugated EZ-Fold windscreens with an extension on my crimping tool.
I have perfected a corrugated simmer sleeve for the new stove. Works really slick. Works on other stoves as well.
I also have produced graduated fuel bottles showing increments of 3/4 ounce. Makes filling the stove very easy and is a quick visual to let you know how much fuel you have left. 3/4 ounce of fuel will boil 2 cups of water under most field conditions. I have done extensive testing of the new stove and I'm going to make it my "GoTo" stove.
The stove is 2.5 inches in diameter and 2.75 inches in height.
It's made out of aluminum bottles and is light weight.
It is a double wall, low pressure stove. Bloom on an average of 8 seconds.
Has a 4 ounce fuel capacity.
Has the ability to simmer using the new corrugated "simmer sleeve". The simmer sleeve stores around the stove, has a small extended handle that easily folds close to the stove for storage.
Has a 1/2 inch wide fiberglass ignition wick that helps light the stove in cold weather.It carries the flame from your match down to the surface of the alcohol.
Something that I noticed over the years is the need for a fuel bottle with graduated lines to see how much fuel is being added to the stove. I made up some Mylar decals(screen printed them) and applied them to some 4 ounce bottles and WoW!!! makes life easy when filling the stove.
The "Simmer Sleeve" is made of the same durable aluminum as the windscreen. Because it's corrugated it will maintain it's shape.
Watch the videos.
In the beginning of this one you can see the flames coming out of the 16 jets.