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#202941 - 04/25/19 12:26 PM What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking
Petro1234 Offline
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As the title says, just for my own information, what is the smallest diameter pot you use with a non specific burner, so just a standard trangia or msr rocket please ?

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#202942 - 04/25/19 04:46 PM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: Petro1234]
Glenn Roberts Offline
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3.7" (550ml pot/mug) or 4.2" (700ml pot/mug) or 4.5" (900ml pot/mug)

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#202960 - 04/28/19 04:02 PM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: Petro1234]
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Thank you glen for replying.

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#202983 - 05/07/19 07:42 PM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: Petro1234]
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keep in mind that generally a wider pot is more efficient in capturing the heat from the flame. (read that as 'you may use less fuel with a wider pot)

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#202987 - 05/08/19 09:48 PM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: Petro1234]
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mine is 3.7"dia X 4.7"tall. this perched on top of a pocketrocket (original)… I eeak out a few btu's by having an aluminum wind screen that when set up, is as tall as the top of the pot lid. about 3/4" away from the pot walls


Edited by the-gr8t-waldo (05/08/19 09:51 PM)

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#202989 - 05/09/19 08:03 AM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: the-gr8t-waldo]
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Do you ever have issues with the canister overheating? There are warnings about dire consequences of using a windscreen with a canister stove that usually include the word “explosion”.

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#202990 - 05/09/19 12:37 PM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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no.....and yes, I check when in use, I've read, digested, and adjusted my methods to accommodate for this issue..... I won't go into my personal camp stove set up routine, for fear of putting others here to sleep. suffice to say, "it's in place".


Edited by the-gr8t-waldo (05/09/19 12:41 PM)

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#202993 - 05/09/19 02:56 PM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: Petro1234]
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4.2 inches for my Snow Peak Trek 700. It fits a Optimus Crux stove and a 110g gas cartridge inside perfectly.

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#202994 - 05/09/19 05:48 PM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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I use a windscreen that goes only 3/4 of the way around the canister, keeping the opening on the downwind side. This blocks most of the wind and helps reduce fuel usage, but allows enough ventilation to keep the canister from overheating. I strongly believe in monitoring open flames constantly anyway (it's only May 9 and western Oregon is already under a Red Flag warning (i.e. high fire danger). Also, my experience has been that a canister stove not monitored has a disturbing tendency for the pot to tip over, of course just as it boils. I do feel the canister frequently to make sure it's not overheating.

The "no windscreen" caution is, IMHO, appropriate for those lacking in common sense. It is true that an exploding canister would completely ruin your day, but keeping close watch on the stove--a good idea anyway--prevents this.


Edited by OregonMouse (05/09/19 05:49 PM)
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#202996 - 05/09/19 07:48 PM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: the-gr8t-waldo]
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Great; a rousing game of “poof-no eyebrows” is one thing. “Was that shrapnel?” is something else. smile

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#203063 - 05/22/19 11:28 PM Re: What smallest diameter pots do you use backpacking [Re: Petro1234]
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The windscreen issue is something to watch for with cannisters, the dome in the base of the cannister is a pressure safety valve, if this starts doming the other way you are in trouble. I have only ever had trouble with cannisters being too cold though, most of my cannister mounts had a sensible gap, even for frying pan use.the air intake replaces the air, and what little radiation you achieve is never enough. Satelite cannisters allow the cannister to be moved during low pressure closer to the flame

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