Stove of the Week: The Caldera Cone

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Stove of the Week: The Caldera Cone

Postby Hikin_Jim » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:15 pm

This week's stove is the Caldera Cone with 10-12 alcohol burner from Trail Designs.
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The Caldera Cone with 10-12 burner is a stable, efficient, and wind resistant ultralight alcohol system that packs well inside a standard Ziploc container that doubles as a bowl.

Packed:
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Unpacked:
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Believe it or not, everything in the second photo is also present in the first.

I've written a review which is now available on Seattle Backpackers Magazine and there's a supplemental post with further information on my blog. Both can be accessed via this link.

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Postby Hikin_Jim » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:23 pm

I just added some more photos and a technical appendix listing weights to the blog post.

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amounts

Postby HH8 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:49 pm

How much alcohol do I need to burn (by weight) to boil 2 cups of water?
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Re: amounts

Postby Hikin_Jim » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:14 pm

HH8 wrote:How much alcohol do I need to burn (by weight) to boil 2 cups of water?
By weight? Haven't got a clue.

I usually use just over half a fluid ounce of denatured alcohol to boil two cups of cold water. I carry a small medicine measuring cup (like from cough syrup) that I use to mete out the alcohol, but I don't have any way to check weight out on the trail.

If you're really interested, you could measure out a smidge more than half a fluid ounce and weigh the alcohol at home.

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Postby Hikin_Jim » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:47 am

I used an ordinary 8oz "bottled water" bottle to hold my alcohol; you can see it in the photos. The problem with using a drink bottle of course is that someone might unknowingly take a drink. :shock:

I saw this photo on the web:
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The two flattened type bottles fit in together, but it's unlikely that anyone would confuse them with drink bottles. You'd have capacity and safety at the same time.

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