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Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:04 am
by zelph
Coming Soon

Got it in the mail today as my Christmas Present. I ordered it December 12th from Trail Designs.

Ordered on the 12th of Dec. and arrived on Jan. 5th.

I thought I ordered it in plenty of time to get if for my Christmas present. :roll: silly Me!!!!

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:33 am
by ConnieD
Hey, if you haven't had one, how do you know the right height for the Fosters Caldera Cone Ridgeline Pot version?

Height about what stove? The "gram cracker"? Another "companion stove"? A Starlyte-type?

That Caldera Cone has the "gram cracker" for supporting Esbit or, in my case, Wet Fire (I like much better).

I know. I have one.

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:36 pm
by zelph
ConnieD wrote:Hey, if you haven't had one, how do you know the right height for the Fosters Caldera Cone Ridgeline Pot version?

Height about what stove? The "gram cracker"? Another "companion stove"? A Starlyte-type?

That Caldera Cone has the "gram cracker" for supporting Esbit or, in my case, Wet Fire (I like much better).

I know. I have one.


I saw the photo of one on the net and could see where the main support ridge was. I had the foster can made, ready to see if the small ridges would interfere with the pot sliding down. I ordered it just to make sure the little ridges would not cause a problem.

The new cans are now available at the stove store with a video made today. will post later today to update threads.

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:25 pm
by ConnieD
I saw your video, at your store, now.

I guess I have a different version: Caldera Keg-GVP Stove System

http://www.traildesigns.com/stoves/caldera-keg-gvp

Mine, has the Fosters. I like it.

The Fosters can deflects so easily, however, it isn't easy to grip and hold with 2-cups water inside.

I will get the ridged Fosters.

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:45 pm
by zelph
Here is the video of the new Foster's can made for the cone:

http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/ridgeline- ... ne-keg.php

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:42 pm
by zelph
I'll start out with some paper work that comes with the cone kit:

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:53 pm
by zelph
Here are some more

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:54 pm
by zelph
Allright, now we can move on to something to a little more interesting.

I'd like you to take a look at the three engineers that founded Trail Designs and read a little of their history. You can read the entire history at the link and a short quote from that linked page.

http://www.traildesigns.com/about/team

Trail Designs®, and its products, are the vision of three Northern California backpacking mechanical engineers. Through our various treks deep into the Sierra Nevada, hauling heavy and inadequate gear, we concluded there should be better solutions than what was commercially available. As a result, we formed Trail Designs LLC in June 2005 and began using our keen wit and razor sharp talents to develop products optimized for the lightweight and ultralightweight backpacker.


Now I want you to view the instruction sheet that comes with the fuel bottle designed by the above three engineers.

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:04 pm
by zelph
Do you think it was all three that put their keen wit and razor sharp talents to the task of developing that fuel bottle, or was it just one of the three?

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:21 pm
by Ridgerunner
Sometimes, people of high intelligence are lacking in the common sense department. :o