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I hadn't thought about a smaller stove, though I think mine is already small. It's a Snow Peak GigaPower.nonot wrote:You could also get a smaller stove, the small titanium pots are not fuel efficient on a big burner if the flames are to the sides of the pot.
Are you wrapping the windscreen around the stove and fuel canister? If so, you are heating the canister, which is a very, very bad idea (I've seen reports from people whose canisters blew up from doing this). A much safer option is to make a cone that sits above the canister and only wraps around the burner and bottom of your pot. If you google around a bit, you can find simple instructions for this kind of windscreen.AZ Wandering Bear wrote:Noticed the same thing. I use a MSR Pocket Rocket and a 750ml Toaks titanium pot. I just started using a small piece of aluminum foil doubled over and wrapped around the setup as a windscreen. Seemed to funnel the heat nicely and knocked off a good chunk of time to get a boil. Press a couple of small sticks in the ground to keep the foil in place if it won't stay in shape or gets blown.
Probably not an issue with your Snow Peak pot, but the blacker the bottom of the pot, the more efficiently heat transfers.
Find a supplier with the old, non-red style. I've had both about 11 years, likely average 35 days of use a year without a hiccup.rcorfman wrote:That's the pot I was eyeing. What's the good, bad, and ugly on it (besides the red trim it has now )?hikeaz wrote:Pocket Rocket & Evernew .9