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Windshield & stand for spirit stove - ideas?

Fri 25 Jun, 2021 10:06 am

Hi All,
I'm keen to go a bit lighter and use a small meths burner instead of gas + gear on shorter trips. Would appreciate some ideas for pot stand and windshield (perhaps integrated), including DIY ideas. I'm likely to use a smaller pot approx 740ml and base diameter 10cm.
Cheers in advance!

Re: Windshield & stand for spirit stove - ideas?

Fri 25 Jun, 2021 11:07 am

G'day you could start with a small scale DIY (I cut up a wafer tin I had in the cupboard-app 20gms or buy some Titanium app $25 and app 6-8 gms :shock: ) screen for a small outlay on the burner and stand (or better the heavier duty version of the stand) I put up in the UL thread?

Re: Windshield & stand for spirit stove - ideas?

Tue 29 Jun, 2021 10:18 am

Lots o' ideas out there...off the top of my head.
Pot stand built into the stove... fancy feast/ evernew style, with a separate aluminium or titanium windscreen.

Stove with seperate trivet/ pot stand on top...seperate windscreen again.

Windscreen incorporated pot stand sloping caldera style or vertical. Holds pot in place under pot rim or stretch a heat resistant silicone band around pot at desired height.

All DIY or available online.

Tiergear also sell the x-mesh which is adjustable for different sized alcohol stoves.

There's a rabbit warren of choices out there, enjoy the journey ggorgeman. :wink:

Might be a few pictural ideas here, under 'Liquid'.
https://ofuros.exposure.co/stoves

Re: Windshield & stand for spirit stove - ideas?

Tue 29 Jun, 2021 11:35 am

My setup is light, works well and packs down into 450ml and bigger pots
Stove and stand https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/324185702933
Wind shield which you can cut to size to fit in pot https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/144062317171
I also carry a scourer so I can put the stove on it when the ground is cold. Metho stoves don't like cold ground

Re: Windshield & stand for spirit stove - ideas?

Tue 29 Jun, 2021 12:50 pm

I made one a few years back, it works a treat.

I bought some titanium foil, cut it to height, folded the two edges so they can clip together to form a ring, it unclipped to go inside the pot. Once I'd done that I used a hole punch to make perforations one the bottom so it could breath.

A bit later I made 4 holes at the top so I could use tent pegs to hold the pot.

Photo attached (sorry about the size, posting from mobile). You can see the modified pegs at the top right, the cross stand I had as backup in case I didn't like the tent peg design.

Shield weighs about 14g, 6g for the modified pegs. I use an Evernew burner (45g I think), nothing else comes close without being much much heavier.

Everything fits in my Toaks 550ml pot with the (also MYOG) stuff sack to hold it all together.

Quick FYI (on the off chance you don't know) some parks only allow gas fires.
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Re: Windshield & stand for spirit stove - ideas?

Tue 29 Jun, 2021 1:18 pm

You can make a pretty light shield for free with a few beer cans and regular scissors
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Re: Windshield & stand for spirit stove - ideas?

Tue 29 Jun, 2021 1:39 pm

Yep. Concur.
Beer can metal is really good. Holds it's shape nicely. Wish I could get 60 cms in one piece for a better wind screen than the one I've got though.
I've still got 6 empty Coopers Ale cans in the cupboard. :D
Pot lid slotted so it fits in my cup. 1gm.
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