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    All the lightweight home made meths burners, cone clones, bud stoves etc etc and I've gone back to quite an heavy remote gas burner!
    I just find it worth the penalty on week long trips. Guess its my luxury item. I don't like chocolate.

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    No you're right there, chocolate and gas stoves don't mix well! Lol
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    I mostly do multiday walks so useCaldera Clones- Flissure and Infernal

    It amuses me that the Infernal inner is used, since it came about as the result of a somewhat tongue-in-cheek request... I'd be interested in feedback on the practical use as a wood burner, and any observations on number and size of holes, etc.

    Now that the script is hosted on zenstoves, I don't know how many people are using it, or hear much about it.

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    CP, I did thank you for the help in making the Clone Flissure and the Infernal, apologies for not updating you on the Infernal in use. It works well as it is a chip off the old block so to speak.I have previously used the Pocket Stove-a bit fiddly and a small fire box. A Bushcooker a bit big for back up.I have sold those

    The Infernal cone suits me as in that it makes into an adequate fire box so you are not using tiny twigs all the time. I made the grate and a little ring for it to sit on both out of disposable Bar B Q grates.They can be easily remade if they burn out.These disposable grates were found as litter as unfortunately they are often left behind.

    I rarely carry more than four ounces of meths and the Infernal is used till I want to resupply.Carrying the Infernal I am not fussed if meths are not easy to obtain; it saves wasting time and energy looking for meths in towns as there is always some twigs about

    I sometimes use the Backcountry Boiler. The fire box is a bit small though I cope with that; there mods on bplite which It have experimented with. It is a good stove if you are in plenty of woodland for fuel and like plenty of hot water. It is heavy at 9oz and best used with zip topped bags for freezer bag cooking as to carry another cook pot is overkill. I prefer to use a light plastic pot to do the freezer bag cooking style.

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    No apology needed, SD. I'm just suffering withdrawal, I think. It certainly wasn't a dig.

    But, as I don't use a wood stove, I really don't have a good idea of number and size of holes, and how they affect things like smoke, sooting, completeness of combustion, secondary combustion (gassification), their position relative to the grate and infernal top edge, etc. and I have to rely on feedback. So any thoughts on those issues would be welcome.

    I know it might seem a bit anal to want that sort of detail, but that's the only way the design will get refined. It's very, very pleasing to hear the general comments that it works so well that it's become your 'goto stove', but I'm an engineer, and I need the technical details, especially considering the user-configurable nature of the script...

    I love that what started as a bit of fun, after maybe 500 hours of refinement over four years, has ended up as a tool that people around the world use to make stoves for their outdoor activities. I googled it last night, and it's interesting to read the various discussions in various languages, that I'm not involved in, and often not even mentioned; the script has a life of its own...

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    Mainly use either an Optimus Vega remote canister stove or a Jetboil Sol Alumnium.

    I have used the Vega down to about -30f and it worked great, I don't even bother using my old Primus Omnifuel.

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    I personally prefer charcoal .it is great for BBQ. and it lights fast and cooks pretty evenly..

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    Well you could haul a big bag of that with you backpacking if you wanted to! Ideally though you carry a woodburning stove to cut down on fuel weight so you use locally foraged bits of wood etc instead,is the generalidea.
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    Been using CPs cones since they were around.

    Have made several for friends too. - With a (relatively wide and shallow) Trangia pan, the rolled up cone is short enough to fit inside the pan like a Caldera Sidewinder. With a foil lid and Starlyte stove, it's as UL as any similar capacity Ti system even with the pan grabber.

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    Sounds good ta me!
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    http://www.backpackingnorth.com/ultr...cooking-light/

    Good lighter choice stovies info here, which I found just earlier on.
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    http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/g...ing/70772.html

    Linking in this great current stoves thread on here.
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    http://zenstoves.net/StoveSystems.htm

    Love the truck comparisons there, lol!
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    http://sectionhiker.com/esbit-backpacking-stoves/

    Article on the 'Joy Of Esbit!'

    Yeah, ok! But the comments afterwards there are actually really quite good, and worthwhile reading I thought.


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