EDIT for Michael Herman: Brunton Raptor Field Report
- Hi Michael,
Thank you for your Field Report on the Brunton Raptor Stove. I have a few
edits for you.
EDIT: you need a heading title and date of report at the beginning of the
Brunton Raptor Stove Field Report
"Date Report Written"
>Backpacking BackgroundEDIT: "with my dad when I was 13." ("was" instead of "is")
>I stated camping with my family in the car and the RV when I was real
>young. I did a lot of camping with the Boy Scouts and then did my first
>backpacking trip (three days) with my dad when I as 13.
>Product InformationEDIT: Should be "Manufacturer: Brunton" and "Year of Manufacture:
>Year of Manufacturer: 2005
2005" (you got the usage of manufacturer and manufacture switched around)
>URL: http://www.Brunton.comEDIT: missing metric conversion
>Listed Weight: 5 oz
>Field ReportEDIT: "piezo ignition" (piezo rather than pizo...this error is repeated
>I have used this stove on three trips and a couple times to play around
>with it in my driveway. This first place I used this stove was in my
>driveway when the temperature was 65F (18C). I attached an 8 oz (227g)
>IsoPro from MSR canister to the stove. I turned the knob to about ¾ full
>and I pressed the pizo-ignition.
several times throughout the rest of the report)
>I tested the Raptor on the trail three times during the field testing.EDIT: "needing to push the starter...." ("starter rather than "started")
>The first time was in Tennessee and the temperature was around 55F (13C)
>when I used the stove in the evening and the elevation was close to sea
>level. I used it to boil macaroni from the macaroni and cheese box. I
>left the stove on the highest setting and just boiled the water, added
>the pasta, and left it to boil while I stirred. I experienced that the
>macaroni did not burn at the bottom of my aluminum pot. The next day I
>used the stove to cook scrambled eggs. I started the stove on high
>(needing to push the started a half a dozen times to get it to light),
>and then lowered the setting to as low as I could go with out turning it
>I put the scrambled eggs in the pot and started stirring. I spentEDIT: "...I use a thin aluminum pot that doesn't have...." (take out the
>the whole time by the stove stirring the eggs so that they wouldnt burn
>on the side of the pot. Unfortunately this was not successful because I
>still had some burned on eggs on the bottom of the pot, but not much. It
>is my opinion that this may have been caused because I use a thin
>aluminum pot with that doesnt have a non-stick finish so the eggs stuck
>to the bottom and then burned,
word "with" before "that")
>I do not think this would have been theEDIT: "From this experience, and simliar...." (take out the word "one"
>case if I used a better pot; however, this also wouldnt have happened
>if the lowest setting on the stove wasnt so high. From this experience
>one, and similar experiences cooking other foods, I think that the stove
>isnt useful for simmering.
>The stove has worked nicely so far. The stove has three pot supports,EDIT: "piezo ignition" (not pizo)
>which extend out when in use. These allow the pot to be very stable on
>the stove while in use. The stove is able boil water quickly; however, I
>have yet to do tests on how long it takes. The pizo-ignition does not
>always light the stove on the first try for me.
>Dislikes:EDIT: "piezo electric starter"
>Simmering is near impossible.
>The pizo-electric starter doesnt ignite the fuel easily.
Thank you Michael,