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Windscreens For Stoves

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:14 pm

Who uses one for their stove? What make do you use? Store bought or
do you have a home-made one?
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Re: Windscreens For Stoves

Postby dsundrwd » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:51 pm

I use a beat up MSR windscreen I've been lugging around for 13 years. I am interested in what everyone else is using too. I've been able to upgrade/lighten/improve my gear by following threads like this. Thanks in advance for any replies
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Re: Windscreens For Stoves

Postby RichardCullip » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:30 pm

I use a home made Caldera Clone windscreen for my alcohol stove. The cone is made out of 0.005" Ti foil which I ordered from TiGoat. I designed the windscreen to fit inside my 900ml Evernew wide Ti pot.

here's how the screen looks when it's in place around the pot and stove

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and how it fits inside my pot (rolled up and tucked inside my stove)

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Here's the pot sitting on top of the stove with the windscreen removed. The stove is a neat little Fancee Feest stove I got from Zelph Stoveworks.

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The combination works really nice for me. Unfortunately now, with fire restrictions in place over most of the Sierra, I'm leaving the alcohol stove at home.
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Re: Windscreens For Stoves

Postby BrianF » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:42 pm

+1 on the beat-up years old MSR screen. I even use it around my canister stove (MSR Pocket Rocket. I know they say not to but I leave one side open so I can get to the control and the fuel canister always stays cool
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Re: Windscreens For Stoves

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:38 pm

+ 1 on the MSR screen with the Pocket Rocket, but usually I just prop up a couple pieces of granite or find a notch to cook in.
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Re: Windscreens For Stoves

Postby artrock23 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:25 pm

Haha... I too use a MSR windscreen for my stove (a venerable Whisperlite Int'l). :D

Both stove and windscreen work perfectly for me = no need to upgrade.
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Re: Windscreens For Stoves

Postby longri » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:09 am

Aluminum foil. Cheap, foldable, easy to make in different sizes and thicknesses, lightweight, and recycleable.
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Re: Windscreens For Stoves

Postby frediver » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:54 pm

Roof flashing or H.D. foil from a disposable
Baking Pan.
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Re: Windscreens For Stoves

Postby sheperd80 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:35 am

longri wrote:Aluminum foil. Cheap, foldable, easy to make in different sizes and thicknesses, lightweight, and recycleable.


Yep, foil is all I use. I always bring a few folded up pieces for cooking and if its even a little breezy ill use some for a windshieid.

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