I've never cooked much with a canister stove, but in my transition toward ultralight camping, I will be trying this system in the BWCA in a couple weeks.
I want to conserve fuel as much as I can so I fashioned a windscreen to protect the flame and hopefully slow the heat escaping from the pot. However, I've heard that you should never use a windscreen with a canister stove because it could trap the heat and cause the canister to explode. I don't think my version of a windscreen will trap heat near the canister but I'm curious to hear any opinions from the board.
I have something similar, but it just hangs by a wire that crosses over the top of the pot. You might want to experiment, but I found my stove needed a lot of air. So, I only surround 3/4 of it, and leave more space on the sides that are shielded.
I use a Jetboil, but have been considering getting a canister stove and pot, I just always worried about the fuel consumption. I like the convenience of the Jetboil, but it is a pain to clean (I have the very first model). If you only plan on boiling water and doing freezer bag meals, then it's great. Just don't plan cooking anything in the pot that might stick. You will spend an hour scrubbing and cussing! Regards, Dina Haines Woks @ custom essay writing service
quote NotLight: "I have something similar, but it just hangs by a wire that crosses over the top of the pot. You might want to experiment, but I found my stove needed a lot of air. So, I only surround 3/4 of it, and leave more space on the sides that are shielded. "
Maybe I'll try punching some holes near the flame to allow a little more airflow.
I use a Snowpeak Gigapower and bought the windscreen for it. You could design the windscreen for the Pocketrocket like the one for the Gigapower. It does well in windy conditions even though it doesn't cover it up much.
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I have not, however, heard reports of any diy windscreen explosions. I think it works wonderfully, but have found that the biggest problem is in offseason storage of the aluminum screen wrapped in or around the titanium pot. Both metals are fairly nonreactive- but even with care taken to dry them, I have taken them out in the spring to find some galvanic corrosion of my titanium pot where it touches the aluminum windscreen.
Edit: oh yeah, it was Notlight who i think posted the first photos of it.
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