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new to my pot collection

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:07 pm
by irrationalsolutions
I picked up a snow peak 700 with a lid on sale at a local outfitter for $30 because the mesh bag that was with it was torn. I dont mind not having the bag for that price new besides it looks like it can be fixed. Thats not the best part though. When i pulled out the box of pots i have to put the one i was using in it i started going through the box. At the bottom i found a oldie that i had forgotten about. I still have a never been opened Heineken can. :) thats worth its weight in gold to me. My old one was starting to get to that point of needing to bw retired.

Im a happy man!

Re: new to my pot collection

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:54 am
by zelph
Oh Boy!!! Those cans are rare and are truly a "classic design" Nice find !!!!

Why titanium? Why did ti become so popular?

Re: new to my pot collection

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:35 am
by irrationalsolutions
I got one made of ti a while back. It was a cheaper one, I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I like having it on stand by personally. There are some areas around here that are rougher than others and you need to do a few drop downs of a few feet. When I go on those trails I always break something. I'm very selective of the gear I use in some places now.

When I head out that way I always take my cobolt stove. I haven't been able to find a way to break it yet. That is a tough little burner.

Re: new to my pot collection

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:04 am
by zelph
When I head out that way I always take my cobolt stove. I haven't been able to find a way to break it yet. That is a tough little burner.
It comes with a liftime guarantee :D I don't think you'll break it :mrgreen:

What did you do with the Featherfire and did you use the simmer feature a lot?

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Re: new to my pot collection

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:56 am
by irrationalsolutions
The clone I made was very usable but over time it ended up in a box I keep retired homemade stuff in. The real one is still alive and well. It has received a couple dents that I could fix but has held up really well. Its still in one of my packs right now. The simmer is more useful than I thought it would be at first too but I like it for making coffee. It allows me to control the heat better and keep from getting the burnt taste.

I'm currently looking for another pot to use. I'm about to start working on another j.faulk compact wood stove. I don't have one anymore and liked the idea of it so that's the plan for my next stove. I already have a few pot that will work well with it but I use them for other stuff now and I really don't want to have to clean them after each use. What I'm thinking I want is something that I can wrap the stove up and it will hold that without much rattle outside my pack. I've learned my lesson and will not put another wood stove in my pack. I know my doctor said no outings this summer but I have one that I have to do soon and I would like to try a wood stove again its been years since I messed with one.

The outing I referred to... coyotes have become a problem in my state and dnr has taken an official shoot first ask questions later stand with them. We are even allowed to bait them in now and shoot them at night. But I love my dog (sometimes more than the other half) and my property backs up to a farm and neither the farmer or I like the fact that we have been hearing them at night. So we are teaming up one weekend soon and setting up camp. At night we aren't allow to shoot with anything larger than a .22 so I just picked up a new Henry .22 and mounted a scope on it. I'm sighting it in this weekend.

Disclaimer... if we have any peta members here I already know what you are going to say but keep this in mind. They are not native to my state, they are starting to attack people, they are killing off too much of the native wildlife, and I really love my dog.

Re: new to my pot collection

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:02 am
by zelph
The clone I made was very usable but over time it ended up in a box I keep retired homemade stuff in. The real one is still alive and well. It has received a couple dents that I could fix but has held up really well. Its still in one of my packs right now. The simmer is more useful than I thought it would be at first too but I like it for making coffee. It allows me to control the heat better and keep from getting the burnt taste.
Glad you used it with it's simmer feature. Did you make a mark on the stove somewhere to know where the adjustment knob needed to be turned to? Or did you put your face to the ground to see under the pot bottom and then adjust by doing a visual of the flame height and then turning the knob?

Coyotes are here to stay. The war is on, yes. We will not win it. :cry: Our railroads are an avenue of entry giving access to the entire US of A :o

You'll get a couple on your local adventure but they will be replaced by 2 more and the process will repeat itself :( Get some Mountain Lion Urine and spray your property line and your neighbors.

:idea: DIY coyote repelent dog collar treated with essence of mountain lion :mrgreen:

As a pet owner, I understand the love you have for your dog.

Re: new to my pot collection

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:43 am
by irrationalsolutions
The simmer is a kinda fluid thing. I use it more than I thought I would but less on stuff I thought I would need it for. The problem I think one would have with making a mark is that it all really depends on the area you're in. The heat out put at a given point is going to be different here at about 400 ft and in the blue ridge and in the smoky mnts. I mostly wing it and adjust as needed sometimes I will look under the pot but after a few uses you get a feel for it.

And yes the war is on. I have a cousin that works for dnr and he is coming over soon and is going to help set the area up to attract them where we think is the safest area to shoot at.

Re: new to my pot collection

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:51 pm
by zelph
Use tree blinds. Shoot down. Using 22 calibre is danger danger danger :o Use hollow point. ;)

I cooked 4 chicken drumsticks today with a pocket stove and 1.5 oz. HEET fuel. No simmer ;)