RE: [backpackgeartesters] Re: re Question regarding the Caldera Cone test
- There should have been a small measuring cup (kinda like what comes on top
of a bottle of Nightquil) that had a number of different measurement scales
on it. One of those should have been ml.
Did you get such a cup and are you using it to measure the alcohol?
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[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Rosaleen Sullivan
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 4:01 PM
Subject: [backpackgeartesters] Re: re Question regarding the Caldera Cone
I am using the same denatured alcohol/marine fuel/methanol we've been
advised to used as backpackers using alcohol stoves. I think it is the SLX
brand from Home Depot. Maybe it was the cold temps and wind. Maybe my
particular stove has a bit of a fluke. Maybe I haven't been holding my
mouth right. If the instructions say I can get 2 cups of water to boiling
on 15 ml of alcohol fuel, and I am 4 for 4 in NOT reaching a boil on a
tablespoon (measured as 15 ml), I should start asking if there is a fluke
here somewhere that we might fix, rather than writing up a negative report.
I WILL report on what I see, but if the manufacturer wants to make a stove
adjustment somehow, I'd rather report that I had a minor problem and this is
how it was resolved. Oh, yeah, I can also plan more accurately how much
fuel to carry on a given weekend and have a lighter pack...
Re : re Question regarding the Caldera Cone test
Posted by: "Chuck Carnes" ctcarnes1@...<about:blank> ctcarnes1
Date: Wed Nov 1, 2006 6:07 am (PST)
Yeah, Roger is right, make sure it is "denatured"
alcohol. I've been getting very good results. I'm very impressed with it.
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