Rating: 5 / 5
Hi all! I bought the Ti-Tri to use for long-range bike touring + hiking to replace a much-heavier MSR Whisperlight with the 350ml bottle, in all but full-winter situations.
I managed to melt snow at -29C for 1.5L of tea using about double the alcohol ration, so something like 50ml, (which includes 10ml to prime it) filling the Snow Peak Mini-Solo twice. The first burn took 7 minutes to boil 750ml of inside tap water (+10C) taken outside. The 2nd burn was with compacted snow. Visit the Caldera site to see the photos---at -29C there is no guessing when it is burning as it gives off clouds of steam! This was with the worst alcohol I could find, rubbing alcohol with 20% water content.
I have also used it in similar conditions burning wood to melt snow for tea. While it is somewhat less efficient---the pot sits up higher and is not surrounded by the cone, it is still quite feasible, but much slower! I ended up wiring together 2 half-moon-shaped Ti scrap pieces provided as a scar prevention pad under the stove; this is worth doing if you are going to be burning wood in it on snow+sticks or wish to leave no trace on fragile ground.