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Can Easton stakes hold up to heat?
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Sean Griffin
Can Easton stakes hold up to heat? on 06/15/2011 19:26:56 MDT Print View

I recently decided on certain trips I would like to do more cooking. I was also recently gifted this:Vargo

Setting a pan on top of this stove places it too close to the fire. So, I'd like to raise it a bit but the hexagon shape complicates DIY solutions.

My other solution is to purchase four 8" Easton stakes that I could use as a riser so to speak. However, I am unsure how they would hold up against the heat (somewhat non-direct) of a wood burning stove.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

smaller fire on 06/16/2011 20:05:24 MDT Print View

you cant just make the fire smaller???

brent driggers
(cadyak) - MLife

Locale: southwest georgia
wood fire needs an air gap on 06/16/2011 20:34:13 MDT Print View

the aluminum wont take the heat for long. try titanium.

Edited by cadyak on 06/17/2011 05:50:00 MDT.

Aaron Benson
(AaronMB) - F

Locale: Central Valley California
Re: Can Easton stakes hold up to heat? on 06/16/2011 21:32:47 MDT Print View

The Vargo Hexagon stove works great as it is; size your firewood so it sits at an angle, level with the top but not above (touching the pan).

If you're intent on using stakes, opt for titanium.

Edited by AaronMB on 06/16/2011 21:34:39 MDT.

Jeff Wright

Locale: ...
Re: Can Easton stakes hold up to heat? on 06/17/2011 15:07:53 MDT Print View

I have some easton stakes and I believe the heat would cause problems. It seams like the heads my be glued on. The aluminum would probably hold up as long as they are supporting the weight through their length (i.e. standing up).

I also recently received this stove as a gift and I know what you mean about the distance to the fire. I can get it to boil a couple of cups of water when sitting on the stove without too much difficulty. I noticed that when the water reaches a boil I can lift the pot slightly off the stove (approx 1/2 to 1 inch) and make the water instantly boil much more vigorously. Obviously there is a sweet spot just above the stove. I have a bail on the pot that I am using and have considered suspending it from a tripod of sticks or in some other fashion to test it out.

On a side note I have found that once I have the stove burning hot I can consistently get a rolling boil in 10 minutes flat. Not that this is with pieces of dry cedar building shims that I have cut down. What has your experience been?

Edited by ABHiker on 06/17/2011 15:09:07 MDT.

Joe Raman
(joeraman) - F
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