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Thanks for the demo of the Serenity Tent. Sometime in the near future, I think I'm going to have to replace my single wall Integral Designs Silshelter. The Six Moons line intrigues me. And I'd love to hear more about your little cookset and stove. What did it take to make a pot out of the Fosters can? What's its capacity and how much does it weigh?
Thanks Wrangler88, I just ordered a BRS stove. It's an ounce lighter than my current Snowpeak Titanium.
At one time I was hankering for a Monatauk Gnat a.k.a. Fire Maple FMS-116T, which also appears in the review of the BRS-3000t. At 48 grams, the Gnat is heavier than the 25-gram BRS, but the increase of 23 grams is insignificant to me. I would rather have the Gnat. It weighs a little more, and costs more, but I think it is the better stove. I didn't spring for the Gnat because I already had an MSR Superfly, which filled the niche of compact sit-on-top-of-canister for me, and besides, I was disappointed with the Superfly's performance in cooler weather due to the nature of canister fuels. So I bought a Primus Express Spider, which can drink liquid fuel from an inverted canister, and so doesn't mind cool weather. I've since come to appreciate that the sit-on-top stoves will perform okay, sort-of, if you always keep the canister warm. This is what high-altitude climbers do, although they struggle with the low power of these stoves. So the Gnat begins to interest me again.Another interesting thing from the Adventures in Stoving site: If I bought the Gnat, I could trade out its base for the base off my MRS Superfly and create a Frankenstove called the SuperGnat. Thus you'd have the lighter weight and more compact shape of the Gnat, coupled with a base that accepts either threaded or unthreaded canisters. Pretty cool idea. The SuperGnat would weigh about 84 grams, but that keeps it in the same league as other respectable stoves in the same category. Read more about it:https://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.com/search?q=msr+superfly
Concerning the melting stove, I've always heard to not use a windscreen with a canister stove because the canister can overheat. That's the only kind of stove I don't use a screen with. I mostly use my canister stoves out West where they're required. I'd much rather use an esbit or alcohol stove. But I do really enjoy the speed and convenience of the canister stoves.
By the way, the Starbuck's instant coffee: since no comment was given, would I be correct in assuming it was a dud?
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