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, "Shane Steinkamp" <shane@t...>
> > Might be a good time to create the
> > 'woodburningbackpackingstoves' list on Yahoo...
> Well, here's: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BackpackingStoves/
OK. Just one last message on Hammockcamping about this stove to clean
up some questions that were left unanswered here.
From: "efield" <efield@c...>
Date: Sun Oct 5, 2003 6:58 am
1. Ray said in his earlier posts that the larger the diameter the
can, the more heat was produced. Has anyone come up with an otimum
diameter for a backpacking stove.
>>>> The stove in its 3" x 4.5" size has adequate power to boil 1
quart of water in about 10 minutes. For a single person this is
probably ok, plus (at that size) it turns out not to need any air
controls and is nearly smokeless. The downside is that the smaller
the stove, the more care that is required when preparing the fuel.
I have been working on a 4" x ~7" size. It will take larger wood so
preparation is more fun, puts out a lot of heat, but needs to
be "turned down" halfway through the burn. Right now it smokes too
much (black smoke).
2. Does the height of the fuel load have much affect on the total
burn time? Would a taller stove give longer burn times?
>>>> If you go taller, you can have a longer burn and will get more
heat at mid burn.
From: "Risk" <ra1@i...>
Date: Sun Oct 5, 2003 8:07 am
Subject: Re: off topic -- diy wood burning backpacking stove
I did find yesterday, that if I wanted to increase the time, I could
add another batch of small sticks when the stove enters the charcoal
phase and it would be back to gassifying very quickly.
>>>> In my experience, once started, it always smokes if wood is
added. If the smoke doesn't bother anyone, then this would be a good
way to extend burn time as necessary.
> Might be a good time to create the
> 'woodburningbackpackingstoves' list on Yahoo...
Well, here's: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BackpackingStoves/
If you are interested in this topic, the discussion has moved to the
above group. See you there!