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mik matra
(mikmik) - M

Locale: Allways on the move
btw on 07/26/2013 22:35:44 MDT Print View

...I keep coming back to my jetboil. It is strong, user friendly, VERY efficient and I can pack it anywhere in my pack without the fear of crushing it......I am just having trouble justifying the weight!!

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Suluk 46 on 07/27/2013 00:11:22 MDT Print View

I tend to just crush a fosters can each time out.
By first use, the lid is useless.
Just bought a 900ml pot. I use a cat can stove with a medium size metal can cut down that acts as both the cat can holder and pot holder.

I am going to try to find an aluminum can large enough to act as the wind screen as well.
You just leave 3 one inch extensions that come up from the bottom of the can that goes around the pot by a 1/3".
Make it about 1" higher than the cat can. form a "V" in the extensions and cut the V part down the 1" where the pot rests on the V
3 in 1 and makes everything much more stable.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Re: yep on 07/27/2013 02:14:14 MDT Print View

@"is there any article on here that covers all the types of stoves and the pros/cons of each type?"

You're kidding, right?

Well, there is the entire six-part "Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide" series. But also this:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/comparative_fuel_efficiency_and_weight_of_stoves_pt1.html#.UfOA1ay9K3Q

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/comparative_fuel_efficiency_and_weight_of_stoves_pt2.html#.UfOA1qy9K3Q

Then there's this, re: canister stoves, though it's dated (2005):

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/lightweight_canister_stoves_test_report_ii.html#.UfOBEay9K3Q

I also recall a thread a LONG time ago where I laid out- in very general terms- the pros/cons of various stove fuels. I'll see if I can dig it up. I'm CERTAIN that there are numberless such threads here.

Edited by acrosome on 07/27/2013 02:20:26 MDT.

Mike Farrell
(mjf)

Locale: C.A
Re: canister? on 07/27/2013 14:34:32 MDT Print View

The Snow Peak Ti light stove is outstanding. It is very small and light, very reliable and has a very hot adjustable flame. It easily boils 2 quarts of water or turn the flame down and heat up a tortilla right on the burner.