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Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part I
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Cat Jasins
(CatJasins) - MLife
Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part I on 07/05/2006 00:37:24 MDT Print View

Companion forum thread to:

Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part I Assembling Comparable Cooking Systems and Test Data

Summit CO
(Summit) - F

Locale: 9300ft
Lightweight Film Compacts on 07/05/2006 02:22:23 MDT Print View

OK I'm gonna have to pony up and become a member...

Is there any numbers on how efficiency is affected by pot shape (tall skinny mugs/beer cans vs wider pots/pans of equal volume) or composition (Ti doesn't conduct as well as Al)?

Edited by Summit on 07/05/2006 02:25:10 MDT.

Will Rietveld
(WilliWabbit) - MLife

Locale: Southwest Colorado
Pot Shape, etc on 07/05/2006 06:39:54 MDT Print View

Good questions. The short answer is there is lots of discussion on this forum and elsewhere on the effects of pot shape, metal conductivity, windscreen design, etc . A really interesting new windscreen design is the Caldera by TrailDesigns; check it out at http://www.traildesigns.com/products01.html. Roger Caffin and I will be trying their new windscreen systems out in the field and will have some comments/analysis on them later on.

Cheers!
Will