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Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
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Marty Cochran
(mcochran77) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Re: Caldera Cone + Starlyte + 1.3 Evernew pot on 06/16/2014 10:12:17 MDT Print View


I use my Sidewinder Ti-Tri + Starlyte + 1.3 Evernew pot without the stakes and if I prop up the bottom of the cone 1/4 inch to let in more air it is only a little slower than the 12-10, but more efficient. Doing this I use 12 grams of fuel to boil 16oz of 55 degree water. Test your setup with pencils propping up the cone, I think you will like it.

jimmy benson
(biggyshorty) - F
Starlyte on 07/03/2014 12:45:28 MDT Print View

Hi all,

I'm also new to this thread but having just gotten a Sidewinder ti-tri (with 1.3L evernew) I thought I'd revisit. I took it out for 2 trips, love how well the cone works, hate the hell out of the stakes.

If I get the Starlyte and fuel is less of a priority than speed, I should get the original one, correct?


Edited by biggyshorty on 07/03/2014 12:52:19 MDT.

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Re: Starlyte on 07/03/2014 13:25:44 MDT Print View

Yes the original one would be the one to go with. :)

jimmy benson
(biggyshorty) - F
thx on 07/03/2014 13:41:57 MDT Print View

Thanks James! I'm seriously blown away at how this little cone has changed my camping experience... I am using their supplied alcohol stove but intrigued by starlyte ;-)

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Re: thx on 07/03/2014 14:49:18 MDT Print View

The greatest thing about the Starlite is the ability to forego the stakes as pot supports and get the full benefit of the cone. Enjoy it, I know I do :)

Sean Passanisi
(passanis) - MLife
A bit lost... on 07/17/2014 06:46:00 MDT Print View

I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a Sidewinder as well. I understand the stakes can be a bit hard to set up. Am I understanding correctly that using a Starlyte alleviates this problem? And I'm not sure which is the "original"... Is the original the model of Starlyte that TD sells as an alternative to the 12-10? Thanks,

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Hmmm... on 07/19/2014 13:54:07 MDT Print View

And now all this commentary has me wondering what the boil times would be with the same beer can/Sidewinder combo and the Brian Green modified Gram Cracker tab holder with ESBIT. Hmmmm?? Anyone out there tried this?

Personally I use a small 3 cup anodized aluminum pot and lid with my Sidewinder. Maybe the smaller beer can setup would boil a lot faster. My needs are boiling water AND cooking (like spaghetti), thus the small pot and not a beer can mug.