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Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:11 pm
Me thinks the iditerod alcohol stoves are the only ones good for windy beach conditions
Thanks for your report. Did the simmer feature work as well as you expected?
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:19 pm
the simmer works fine. it has done what i wanted it to do so far but i still have testing to do. i havent really done too much with that yet.
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:48 am
irrationalsolutions wrote:the simmer works fine. it has done what i wanted it to do so far but i still have testing to do. i havent really done too much with that yet.
The Feather Fire is the one I was trying to think of "irrationalsoloutions"
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:06 pm
the featherfire had a slight problem that took a little while to overcome. it worked its way to the bottom of my pack and was a little damaged. its better now but it took a little while to fix. the testing went well on it. after a little bit of playing with it you kinda get the feel of it.
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:35 am
Ahhh yes!!! I'm remembering that the flame always touches the thin rim of the stove causing softening of the metal. Same thing happens with the 12-10 stove. I have seen photos of a couple that looked deformed. Folks try to cram them into their pots and they deform because the aluminum has softned. Trail Designs then started offering the StarLyte burners for their kits. They are built to withstand high heat in enclosed environments such as the Caldera Cones. I think the company that makes the Featherfire now offers a protective container for storage.
Do you use the simmer mode often for real "cooking"
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:51 am
i used it some for cooking with the last snow/ice storm we had a few weeks ago. i didnt loose power at my house but i saw it as a good opportunity to try out a few things. it had been a while since i had used it for that but it worked fine. i actually found a pot to use that it fit into so i wont have the problem with messing it up anymore.
i actually do need to talk to you about your starlyte. im going to need another one. the one i got a few years ago was great for the set i use for base camping but i fear that i left it somewhere because of the small size. lol. the small size being the downfall of it is ironic because thats the reason i used it in that set. it was the only thing i had that was small enough to fit in that kit.
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:29 pm
I now have 3 models to choose from.
and The Starlyte for Simmer. Not shown on this page:http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/starlyte-stove.php
You can see a photo of the simmer burner on this page:http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/starlyte-b ... th-lid.php
It's nice to have just the burners with caps and then have a separate pot support. You can add fuel to the burner, boil your water and snuff out the burner and as soon as it has cooled you can put the lid on to conserve any remaining fuel.