I am considering making a windscreen stove similiar to a caldera. My idea is to just put the esbit fuel on the ground, or a small rock, instead of using a stove. Has anyone tried this? Does the esbit have to be placed off the ground?

My other idea is to make a lightweight vest, similiar to a photographers vest (but much lighter) with a mesh back and attach a bag to the back for the pack. This way the load would be distributed more evenly ( 7 or 8 lbs font and back) and essential/ survival items could be placed in the pockets on front. Any thoughts?


yeah greg, the World is'nt coming to an end so don't panic, regardless of what your broker is telling you <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Just buy the NEW Esbit stove with the three tabs; it's a folding origami type piece of steel and you don't have to worry about starting a newbie forest fire....thank God <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

Yeah, just don't try to leave yer house wearing the suicide bomber looking vest in public.....unless you enjoy proctology exams by strangers <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> Lighter weight fabrics are'nt necessarily going to be strong enough or comfortable enough in the vest application. Just get a bird hunting vest and modifiy it if you must. Better yet just pony up for a real photog' vest and it's not re inventing the whell. heck, they have to wear them all day sometimes, with a lot of weight in them...you think' they'd have beat you to it no <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />