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Camping Stoves

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by janus, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. ski spiggy

    ski spiggy Hard Yards

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    Shrek, I also love my Dragon fly except for the fact that the slightest wisper of wind upsets it and disallows full throtle.
    Do you find the same thing?
     
  2. Shrek

    Shrek Old n' Crusty

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    well i would not use it without the windsheild. 2 reasons
    the one you mentioned and if you use the windsheild it forces the hot air to wrap around the cooking vessel, heating is faster. If you leave it off even in still air boiling is much longer. I dont use the lower reflector. full throttle can be a balancing act with bottle pressure and jet size, I have run a DF flat out on kero with shellite jet, do i need to write up a how to superchange a dragonfly FAQ? [​IMG] more pressure and bigger jets, must check if holley, delorto or webber would be a good source.
    ps id love a titanium base plate and fuel bottle
     
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  3. PaulM

    PaulM First Runs

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    Try Denali, -55degC ambient. White spirit gets gluggy in the bottle (you have to keep in sleeping bag). Main Range in perfect conditions - yes. Main Range in manky conditions - maybe/no... Serious conditions - no. Use a white spirit stove. Much more versatile.

    Paul
     
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  4. telemark fred

    telemark fred One of Us

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    Guilty as charged. [​IMG]

    You make your own luck you know... [​IMG]

    I dont get to use it nearly as much as I would like!
     
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  5. Simonn

    Simonn First Runs

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    The inability of a gas trangia (or any gas stove) to perform on Denali in -55degC is not, imho, a good measure of their usefulness. Based on my experience, yes, on the main range in manky conditions I might need to keep the cartridge warm. Just like on Denali!

    If I was on Denali (in a really bad dream perhaps?) I would have the multi-fuel burner for the trangia. Or even my MSR...
     
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  6. ski spiggy

    ski spiggy Hard Yards

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    They make a titanium base plate... Ohhh I want me one of those!!! [​IMG]
     
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  7. ski spiggy

    ski spiggy Hard Yards

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    Also shrek, why don't you use the lower reflector?
     
  8. snowshoe_fiend

    snowshoe_fiend Hard Yards

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    no, ski spiggy, they don't (as far as I know)- but how cool would it be if they did?
     
  9. ski spiggy

    ski spiggy Hard Yards

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    You're right... they don't... [​IMG]
     
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