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Reginald Donaldson
(worth) - MLife

Locale: Wind River Range
An interesting windscreen design on 09/02/2007 23:13:59 MDT Print View

The following web site has an interesting windscreen design for cannister stoves:

GaryGlonek's windscreen design

Edited by worth on 09/02/2007 23:21:30 MDT.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
neat... I saw something similar... on 09/03/2007 11:10:08 MDT Print View

but I can't find my link... I think they used BPL ultratrods, maybe...

Lance Parrish
(lancejparrish) - F

Locale: Southeast US
Hmm. on 09/05/2007 16:44:17 MDT Print View

I suppose that would work to somewhat block the wind, but it looks as though it won't serve as a very good heat reflector. In my book, it really should do both.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Another Similar Design on 09/06/2007 09:51:48 MDT Print View


Lost in Space posted a similar design at


Radiant heat transfer is a poorly understood phenomena. Especially by makers of stoves and windscreens. In reality, most people over estimate the need fo 'heat reflection' as a metallic pot has a VERY LOW incident of heat radiation. Besides which a design of this sort is going to reflect approximately 1/3 to 2/3 of the radiant heat loss of the pot. However, this is a very low value to begin with and is greatly ecplised by convective heat transfer due to the wind.

In short, don't worry about radiant heat transfer and 'reflecting heat' any benefits are marginal at best.