What "Color" is your Caldera (Cone)?

1:35 a.m. on December 26, 2011 (EST)
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The Caldera Cone is a proven and effective ultralight alcohol stove system -- but there are a lot of options.

Today, I thought I'd take a look at a couple of different versions of the Caldera Cone system.
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If you're interested in alcohol stoves, perhaps this brief look can help you decide What Color is your Caldera?
(with apologies to What Color is Your Parachute?) icon_smile.gif

HJ
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5:12 p.m. on December 26, 2011 (EST)
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Hmm.

Looks similar a windscreen we fabricated in the late 1970s for an MSR XKG and used for high altitude mountaineering.  Used light gage aluminum roof flashing.  Very efficient. 

Ed

11:46 a.m. on December 27, 2011 (EST)
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Hi, Ed,

I'd say this is about 34 gauge, maybe as much as 30.  That's just a guess.  It does make for a very efficient system.

HJ

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12:28 p.m. on December 28, 2011 (EST)
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I have updated my post so that it now includes a table of weights (in both grams and ounces) for both set ups.

Have a look: What "Color" is your Caldera?

HJ
Backpacking stove reviews and information:  Adventures In Stoving

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