zelph wrote: bmike wrote:
stove effieciency -
...and do i really care if it takes 2 extra ml to boil water, or not?
If it does'nt matter to you, it does'nt matter to us. I think most of here will agree 2 extra ml is'nt bad in cold weather.
so, according to the efficiency spreadsheet this stove runs consistnetly about 44.1% @ 40 deg +/- ambient air temp in a garage, running cold fuel.
will have to move everything upstairs and try this again sometime with warm fuel, warm stove, and warm feet. #s should go up, i'd imagine.
might have to consider moving that wick up a bit closer to the top of the burner to let it prime faster.
might also have to consider making more stoves and not worrying too too much about saving ml's of fuel. i can shave more weight off of me, before i need to worry about measuring out oz of fuel for a 8 day trip with 2 meals each. seems finicky, anal, and tricky at best. i doubt there is some reward for getting home with left over fuel. (until it costs $$$ a gallon...)