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Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by slackman99 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:32 pm

Afternoon all.

I 'think', having read plenty of reviews, and looking at the fact i'm only really after boiling water during bivi rides (to just rehydrate food and make a cup of tea), that i've settled on a Caldera Cone set up. I like the simplicity of the set up, and the fact that it's stable (something that a canister top stove isn't a lot of the time), and also that the windscreen doesn't need to be secured on windy days (as the pot of water will hold it down).

I see there's one in the classifieds (left a post but no email in profile for me to contact direct), but does anyone know where else I could get one in the UK if I can't get hold of the seller, or are they US imports only?


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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by slackman99 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:30 pm

Thanks Nick!

I'll take a look, although not sure my MYOG skills are up to a Caldera!

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by Ian » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:34 pm

I have the post script file for making your own caldera style templates if anyone needs a copy.

Sourcing aluminium foil of the correct thickness is one of the drawbacks to making your own.
Whilst its a bit more expensive, Ti foil appears to be more readily available though.

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by Anthony » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:53 pm

FFIW, the caldera cone is a great choice. It's been my go to stove for over a year now and has proven faultless.

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by u02sgb » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:42 pm

Interested in making one of the flissure caldera cones if you could send me a copy of the postscript file please Ian. I've got an Alpkit myti mug and an MSR kettle so making seems better than buying!

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by Ian » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:52 pm

Template sent. Note also that I don't put as many holes in it as the template shows, only around one side at the bottom and a single row around the top.

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Outside boil test, with lid by ianbarrington, on Flickr

Also, for general info, the foil you can get from here is a touch on the fragile side. It works and is easy to cut, but beware the possibility of it melting if you get a bit of wind from the wrong direction...

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Caldera Clone - flame damage by ianbarrington, on Flickr

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by Nick » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:56 pm

Hi Ian, could you send me the file too please, ta :)

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by Dan_K » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:44 pm

What makes you guys favour this kind of stove?
Is it purely weight?

I've got a meths burner with stand but find it quite messy to use in the fact that the pan/cup ends up sooty and I had the meths leak in my bag.
I've just got an MSR just to make life simpler (and I like buying stuff).

To be fair, I haven't done any overnight bivvys or multi day trips with the meths stove but it's been a bit of a faff when i've stopped off to use it on walks. Figure that the MSR will get more use as it's more convenient to use on a day to day basis.

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by Ian » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:59 pm

Nick, template sent.
What makes you guys favour this kind of stove?
Is it purely weight?
Mainly personal preference, but also weight, lack of bulk, quiet in use, good in the very cold weather and so on.
This lot weighs just shy of 220g (before fuel) but most importantly all packs into the largest pan (550ml). The Caldera Clone isn't pictured, but will fit nicely into the mug as it is in two parts.

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by Anthony » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:33 pm

Plus, having to carry around significant dead weight in either a gas canister or Sigg type fuel bottle is another downside.

For me the beauty of the Caldera is how simple/realiable it is. No blooming to wait for and very efficient as all the heat is largely trapped in the cone.

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by didnothingfatal » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:06 pm

I've picked a full setup recently, been most impressed with it so far. Weight of my setup is silly, and fuel efficiency is amazing.

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Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Post by slackman99 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:38 pm

didnothing,

That's just what I wanted to hear :)

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