Ideal SUL cook kit for Foster's Pot?
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Drew Jay
(drewjh) - F

Locale: Central Coast
Ideal SUL cook kit for Foster's Pot? on 06/08/2013 17:26:17 MDT Print View

Guys, I've put together what I think is the ideal SUL cook kit for Foster's pots:

SUL esbit setup 1

SUL esbit setup 2

SUL esbit setup 3

I thought about ordering a GVP or making a Caldera Clone, but I wanted to be able to roll the vulnerable Foster's pot up in the windscreen for protection. So I made a windscreen inspired by the Flat Cat Snow Leopard. With the pot rolled inside the windscreen, the whole package is pretty sturdy.

The performance so far has been excellent. It boiled 2 full cups of cold tap water plus one dissolved ice cube in 7:10 @ 50 degrees, and 6:10 and 5:40 @ 75 degrees (air temperature.) All three boils left appx. 4 grams of the 14 gram tab unburnt. I combined the (2) unburnt remainders and very nearly boiled two more cups. That's six cups of water for tea or meals on 1 ounce of esbit!

The pot, lid, burner, ground shield, ziplock and rubber band together weigh 2.4 ounces. For those that don't use ti stakes with their shelter, a pot stand could be substituted .

Next I will try the Brian Green esbit tray design, I'm curious how that will affect the boil times and efficiency.

For the full rundown:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=76137&skip_to_post=667211#667211

M B
(livingontheroad) - M
gunk on 06/08/2013 18:27:14 MDT Print View

IMO, the foster pot is too fragile to get covered with sticky gunky mess from esbit.

Drew Jay
(drewjh) - F

Locale: Central Coast
Gunk on 06/08/2013 18:39:18 MDT Print View

The Zelph flat bottom pot cleans up very easily. Wipe it off after it has cooled a bit and there never is a sticky gunky mess.

Edited by drewjh on 06/08/2013 18:41:26 MDT.

mik matra
(mikmik) - M

Locale: Allways on the move
quick question on 07/29/2013 03:46:43 MDT Print View

Hi Drew,

What is the windshield made from?

Thank you

McDowell Crook
(mcdcrook) - M

Locale: Southeast
nice on 08/30/2013 10:29:48 MDT Print View

This is great! Would love to make one of these.

Drew Jay
(drewjh) - F

Locale: Central Coast
Materials on 09/03/2013 21:57:27 MDT Print View

Thanks guys. The windscreen is made from aluminum flashing from Home Depot.