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Re: New Titanium Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:05 am
by zelph
Firest post has been edited!

Videos have been deleted. I decided not to go the inverted cone route. Too much of a hassle dealing with the tent stake supports.

This wood burn mode is the way to go:




Re: New Caldera Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:09 am
by zelph
I've designed an esbit burner and used it under my cone. It burns nice and clean compared to what I've experienced with other methods of burning esbit. I used the 4 gram tablets which brings 2 cups almost to a boil. almost to a boil is good enough for what I need to rehydrate a prepacked Mountain House "chicken-n-rice" meal. I only have to wait 5 min. and it's ready to eat zelph's style. Whoooff whooff!! :mrgreen: and it's gone :lol: I should use more water next time so I can drink it out the bag, no spoon needed :ugeek:


Re: New Caldera Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:41 pm
by zelph
I ordered 6 Ti and 6 alum. cones for this project. Parts are being fabricated for kits. I'm still working on this :D

Re: New Caldera Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:56 pm
by zelph
OK, all is well. We're moving along, slow but sure :D

I'm not going to recommend inverting the cone for the fire mode. Not going to include Ti stakes ;) parts can be lost. we're going to go for the Keep It Simple Stove.

Going to have the cone, pot with removable Fire Fork handle, stainless steel grate, the stainless steel twig organizing band and a Modified StarLyte stove. A stainless steel ground protector sheet will also be included. Oh, almost forgot....a stuff sack ;)

An "EsbitLyte" solid fuel burner will be available as an add-on if needed. Or, do you think the kit should have both alcohol and esbit burners?

Re: New Caldera Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:24 pm
by Ridgerunner
You might give the buyer the choice and make the other available as an extra. That way you can keep cost down a bit. Maybe when buying the kit, the buyer could opt for the extra burner at a reduced rate over buying it separately :idea:

Re: New Caldera Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:04 am
by zelph
Ok, I'll have it as an add-on. Alcohol and wood is good :D

The Esbitlyte burner is now available over at backpackinglight.com in the "gear deals" forum.

Re: New Caldera Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:17 pm
by zelph
I did a little more today on this project ;)

Re: New Caldera Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:59 pm
by zelph
My Titanium windscreens are ready and the pots are almost ready. I'll be putting together 6 kits tomorrow and I should have the store open by Friday.

Re: New Caldera Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:31 pm
by cadyak
I am definitely going to need one of those kits :DB:

Re: New Caldera Cone and New Pot Design

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:00 pm
by zelph
cadyak wrote:I am definitely going to need one of those kits :DB:
Your other stoves will not like that :mrgreen:

I made the pot support look tactical by putting some holes in it :lol: It now weighs 17 grams instead of 20. big reduction ;) 8-) I used a 1/2 round notch to center the pot support onto the top edge of the cone. The support will have a tyvek storage sleeve/envelope to keep the pot clean when packed away. Here is what the support looks like and how it sets on the cone edge:

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