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by cruiser
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove
Replies: 134
Views: 66865

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

I have a question that has been nagging me... Will a Starlyte burn kerosene? I suspect the answer is "no" due to a combination of too much exposed "wick" surface area and not enough thermal feedback, but then I remembered you saying somewhere that the old doodah ROF stove could burn kero. Just wonde...
by cruiser
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: StarLyte XL 4.5
Replies: 57
Views: 33006

Re: StarLyte XL 4.5

Ohh. Pretty.

Cats that like camping just let out a collective sigh the world over. Lol.

I may have to order one of these if they last.
by cruiser
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: StarLyte XL 4.5
Replies: 57
Views: 33006

Re: StarLyte XL 4.5

"With the lid it's 1.0 ounce."

Oh. Wow. That is great. I missed your earlier post in this thread where you said you refined your technique and dropped the original weight.

Three times the fuel capacity at only twice the weight is impressive.
by cruiser
Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: StarLyte XL 4.5
Replies: 57
Views: 33006

Re: StarLyte XL 4.5

.9 oz per unit? I though they were 1.5oz? Getting lighter or is the lid the extra half ounce? I know its dumb, but I'm one of those BPL guys, and the extra ounce over my original Starlyte was discouraging because it wouldn't really offset the weight of my fuel bottle. .4 ounces heavier though sounds...
by cruiser
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Slimline Stainless Steel Pot
Replies: 44
Views: 18261

Re: Slimline Stainless Steel Pot

Hey you found it! Thanks! I love this idea. I imagine the top folded back down to double on itself and extend beyond the bottom of the bag making a water vessel, stand and wind screen in one. Heat sink be damned when it is all one pot! Punch holes in the bottom and the top of the outer "windscreen" ...
by cruiser
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove
Replies: 134
Views: 66865

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Happy Holidays Dan! My family must actually listen to part of what I say, because I got a brand new Starlyte with lid for Christmas. (My old one finally gave up the ghost after 2 thru hikes and some back yard experimentation/destruction.) My mother was apparently amazed that you shipped only a few h...
by cruiser
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: The "GEEK' Alcohol Stove
Replies: 17
Views: 9505

Re: The "GEEK' Alcohol Stove

Interesting note about the catalytic mesh being vulnerable to liquid contact. I had read only particular substances could foul a properly coated mesh substrate, but I need to go back to my old notes to remind myself. Where were you reading these observations? I actually did get my hands on a couple ...
by cruiser
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: The "GEEK' Alcohol Stove
Replies: 17
Views: 9505

Re: The "GEEK' Alcohol Stove

Hey Dan! I got waylaid by an unexpected thru hike. When opportunity rises, I walk. LOL. I apparently have a lot of reading to catch up on ... just wanted to poke in and explain the long silence. (HOLY COW, the Starlyte has grown large in my absence!) Winter is here, so it is the season of playing wi...
by cruiser
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looks like the bots have taken root...
Replies: 3
Views: 2191

Re: Looks like the bots have taken root...

They keep joining under new names. Most recent: Anton1. I was just reading an article about human-captcha-solving-sweatshops abroad. They seem to thrive on fast access. Anyway to make new member accounts wait like 24 or 48 hours before they can post, as a deterrent? This was a suggested defense in a...
by cruiser
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Windscreen Pot Support
Replies: 53
Views: 20227

Re: Windscreen Pot Support

So I had this "Am I stupid" thought while hiking this past weekend. Dan you said you like the "whirlwind" windscreen because is centers the flame under the pot. Why do we want the flame centered under the pot? I mean I realize that is what every camp stove is designed to do, but ... why? I assume th...