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Caldera Cones - My Adventures in Improving the ULC system
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Bob Shaver
(rshaver) - F

Locale: West
Trail Designs simmer ring on 07/31/2012 21:53:06 MDT Print View

I used a prototype over Spring break, and it was perfect for baking with a Caldera Cone and an Outback Oven. Review on my blog:

Simmer Ring on stove

Pizza baked on Caldera Cone (TiTri)

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Pizza! on 07/31/2012 22:47:59 MDT Print View

Whoa! Pizza while hiking? You've just combined my two favourite things :)

Edited by dandydan on 07/31/2012 22:48:43 MDT.

Bob Shaver
(rshaver) - F

Locale: West
stuff I bake on 08/01/2012 09:50:52 MDT Print View

Using the Outback Oven and the Caldera Cone, I make biscuits, pizza, popcorn (don't need the oven for that), cornbread, cobbler.

Pizza baked on Caldera Cone

Edited by rshaver on 08/01/2012 10:02:42 MDT.

Stuart R
(Scunnered) - F

Locale: Scotland
oven on 08/01/2012 09:57:15 MDT Print View

You could try the ovenbag oven:

Clayton Roos
(BackpackingBastard) - F

Locale: SoCal
i love pizza on 08/02/2012 09:05:44 MDT Print View

You're my hero, Bob!

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Cork Modification Results... on 02/17/2014 06:52:34 MST Print View

Hey Dan

I realise its a while since the last post on this thread, but I just re-read the whole thing (one of my favourite BPL threads of all time...).

Wondering if you managed to try the cork grip solution in the end? It sounds like a good idea to me...especially as the cork sits above the cone so won't really get flamed, will add a smidge of insulation, and save weight. I can understand if you are reluctant to remove handles...but you could leave them on and still put the cork on to test, until you are sure.

Thinking of going this path myself this year, should have taken the plunge a couple of years ago!


Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Cone on 02/17/2014 14:27:45 MST Print View


No I never did try the cork. I just couldn't bring myself to glue it onto the pot, as it's sort of a committing move. I'm also quite happy with how this system is working now.

Another BPL'er posted some neat material recently. It's sort of a 3D thick heat tape. It looks like it would function much like cork.

Edited by dandydan on 02/17/2014 14:28:51 MST.

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Cork/Heat Shield on 02/17/2014 16:31:08 MST Print View

No worries Dan, thanks for the reply.

I managed to find that thread you mention late last night, BPLing way way too late past midnight :-)

That stuff does look promising. When I get home to Aus in a few weeks I'll order some as well as find some cork, dig out an old Aluminium pot and have a crack at it. Be interesting to compare the two materials. If I do I'll let you know how it goes. Will be a subjective test.