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Dennis Park
(dpark) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
esbit stove dimensions on 11/24/2012 00:25:10 MST Print View

Anybody know the distance between the top of a Gram Cracker and the bottom of a pot in a Ti-Tri Sidewinder?

Play budget does not allow for the real deal yet but I can make an aluminum version but need one missing number. Thanks.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
My Ti Sidewinder W/ ESBIT on 11/24/2012 13:14:56 MST Print View

In My Sidewinder the measurement is 3/4 inches from the top of the Gram Cracker to the bottom of my 3 cup pot.

Even 1 inch would be fine in my experience with other ESBIT stove setups I've used over the past few decades. (Do you get the feeling that I'm an ESBIT fanboy?)

But the Caldera Cone/Gram Cracker ESBIT setup is far and away the most efficient ESBIT stove I've ever used. And believe me I have tried everything including my own experiments. Using a Caldera Coone/Gram Cracker combo gives at least 30% better fuel efficiency. The Gram Cracker is a big part of this improved efficiency. Restricting the burn to the top and ends seems to be the answer.

jason quick
(jase)

Locale: A tent in my backyard - Melbourne
Pot height for Esbit on 11/24/2012 13:30:36 MST Print View

Agreed with Eric.

If I recall, my pot base sits about 1.8" from the ground when using my sidewinder in Esbit mode.

Edited by jase on 11/24/2012 13:37:25 MST.