Wee UL (SUL?)stove set up?

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Re: Wee UL (SUL?)stove set up?

Postby crollsurf » Thu 14 Jan, 2021 2:42 pm

NB those metho stoves don't work on cold ground. You will definitely need to insulate it from the snow/ground
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Re: Wee UL (SUL?)stove set up?

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 14 Jan, 2021 3:23 pm

One like this?
Just a tiny one a bit bigger than the cat food can.
Not really thick but it might work well enough. 3mm softwood ply plus 3mm flooring underlay and some aluminium flashing. I've been making and using these bases in various sizes for a while now, maybe 20 years. The Thicker the base the better they work naturally but they start to get heavy for stoves like the MSR Expedition.
Sold a couple but given away far more.
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Re: Wee UL (SUL?)stove set up?

Postby crollsurf » Thu 14 Jan, 2021 3:44 pm

I use a pot scourer cut in the same shape so it also works to clean the pot if needed
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Re: Wee UL (SUL?)stove set up?

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 14 Jan, 2021 4:06 pm

crollsurf wrote:I use a pot scourer cut in the same shape so it also works to clean the pot if needed

Clever!
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Re: Wee UL (SUL?)stove set up?

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 16 Jan, 2021 1:01 pm

Using shaved ice as a snow substitute this interpretation of the cat stove and Tomshoo tall pot won't melt enough for a hot drink on one 15ml fueling. but I do get about 10 minutes burn time. I'm putting the differences down to the new tall skinny pot. The other pot being much wider so better heat transfer. Still as a survival brew kit it will probably work but would it work better with a bigger windscreen? The one I just experimented with only surrounds about half the pot.
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