Application to test the Triad Titanium Stove
Personal biographical information:
Name: Josh Dunning
Locale: Northern Connecticut
I've been spending as much time outdoors as possible for as long as I can
remember. I tend to gravitate towards all manner of outdoor recreation with
hiking, camping, backpacking, kayaking, and mountain biking topping off the
list. I've been camping all my life, summer vacation, as
a kid, was a week's worth of camping at the beach. Friends of my parents
used to take us hiking in the mountains with an occasional overnight trip.
Since then I've been hooked.
I also have a gear addiction and stoves fall into that category. I need
gear. All kinds, any kind. With that type of "problem" it's sometimes
difficult to keep my pack weight low. Over the past year or so I've been
slowly trying to lighten my load with new forms of shelters, smaller,
lighter, equipment, and trying not to fill my pack to its limits!
New England terrain includes mountains up to 6,000 feet, as well as the
subsequent valleys. Weather conditions include heat, sometimes hitting
triple digits, cold back down to freezing in some parts.
Former heavyweight striving to go lightweight... Or Light-er weight!
If chosen for this test I would use the Triad Stove on camping trips, both
overnights and also backpacking trips. Having used only one other alcohol
stove I am interested in how it will function. I'll be looking for boil
times, if it will simmer, and its durability. Will it stand up to the
manufacturers claims of a 1.5 cup five minute boil time? How long will the
1.75 oz. of fuel really last?
Other important areas of consideration are ease of use. Will pouring liquid
fuel from a small container prove dangerous? Will such a small pot safely
hold my pot? How big a pot can you use? What meals can be effectively cooked
without being able to control burn time or intensity?
If chosen for this test, I promise to cook more than Raman noodles as a test
subject. I also plan to test this stove in both real world camping trips as
well as a controlled environment, to establish a baseline of numbers to rely
on. I'll need to know how long different amounts of fuel will burn, what
temps different fuel amounts will reach, and how long between burns the
stove needs to cool before lighting again.
I believe I'll be able to give the stove a thorough test this season, with
two trips planned already. Both trips will be multiple night trips,
requiring several meals prepared at camp. I'll be heading out on numerous
overnight trips as well that will require at least one meal. As we head into
the fall and winter months it's always nice to have a warm beverage at the
summit of your favorite hikes!
Previously written reports:
Swiss Army ( http://tinyurl.com/934f )
Primus Alpine ( http://tinyurl.com/934h )
I HAVE READ THE BGT SURVIVAL GUIDE, ON 5/18/04, AND WILL COMPLY WITH THE
REPORT REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER 5.
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Thank you for this opportunity.