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Old 07-10-2013, 10:22 PM   #601
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You need to try Endcia if you have enough volume. USPS international shipping a simple and painless right from your nearest mail box. Print the label with the customs form and mail it.

The prices to Mexico and all international destinations have increased a bunch. I would estimate about $7 to $11 in postage if its under 12 ounces. Its First Class International Parcel now. I miss the previous $3 to $5 days of yore for small letter weight packages... My international customers dried up after the postage increase a bunch.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:08 AM   #602
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What Sage said above...........International shipping prices (which includes Ca-Nee-Da) is out the roof. I can use a USPS Priority Flat Rate ($5.60) Mailer to ship my ZRX SS Bolt Kits to anywhere in the USA........the same mailer costs $19.95 to Canada. (I've since learned that using a plain yeller Kraft Envelope for shipping the kit to Canada and just using First Class is cheaper).
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:18 AM   #603
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Not to get off topic too far, but when you set up an electronic mail service like Endicia you get commercial rates. I haven't paid USPS counter rates in many years. When I insure my international packages they seem to not get lost as much also.

I haven't liked the direct cooking in a can so far, seems like too much heat is wasted. The simmer version works perfect with a shallow 8" pan. I like quick meals sometimes like Hormel Chili and the simmer version is great for that. So far, the simmer version gets the most use. I went on a week long trip with both types and cooked daily. I like the option of having them on a motorcycle but, I don't think I'll throw out my canister stove.

When back packing I feel the alcohol stove is the way to go since the weight lowers as you burn fuel and there is no heavy bottles or stove for that matter. These are so light in weight yet still sturdy enough! No parts or o-rings to mess up. These stoves are very light and durable. A very good choice for back packs and any type of bug out bag.

These stoves are a must have IMO, great price, durable unlike a penny stove version, so light they can stay with your bike all the time. They can serve as a back up or a quick way to warm water for drinks. The biggest advantage is the 100% clean burn. No white gas small, no butane smell, no canisters, no pumps, no leaking seal on your canister stove because you didn't check the o-ring.... just pure K.I.S.S. thinking.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:22 PM   #604
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  1. Was the stand ever completed and offered for sale? If so, where could I get one?
  2. Any better fuel recommended now or is Heet still best for this application?
Thanks!

Lots of options for fuel. Although HEET (yellow) is one of the best and problably the most available.

http://zenstoves.net/Stoves.htm

http://thru-hiker.com/articles/fuel_alcohol_choices.php
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:55 PM   #605
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I used this stove for a month on my trip to Alaska and loved it. A few times when I was making larger meals I wish I had a third option for longer burn times.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #606
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want one

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Old 07-26-2013, 07:43 PM   #607
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Lots of options for fuel. Although HEET (yellow) is one of the best and problably the most available.
Right now, Walmart is clearing out their SuperTech (black bottle) version of HEET for 50-cents a bottle!

Also, if you have access to a race shop (for guys who race methanol go-carts, etc) you can get methanol for under $5.00 a gallon.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:22 PM   #608
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A few times when I was making larger meals I wish I had a third option for longer burn times.
I am beginning to fiddle with a new version to do this. Will update when I have time to test and perfect it.


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Old 07-31-2013, 10:51 PM   #609
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I just ordered a pair (paypal sent) and I am looking forward to trying them.
Up to now I have used Colman multi fuel or a Sigg Firejet petrol stoves. Both are fine, but high pressure fuel can be...problematical
(Such as drunks making coffee at 2 am with a badly reassembled Sigg->jets of fire)
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #610
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Question Wind break / pot stand from a can?

Anybody try using these with a 4" re-fried bean can wind break? Could also double as a pot stand.


I tried and it seemed to be a HOT affair, I like my roof flashing deal better. The can got cherry red pretty quick. Maybe a larger can would work, I tried a 4" cut to the stove height with two rows of cooling holes.

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Old 08-09-2013, 09:37 AM   #611
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Anybody try using these with a 4" re-fried bean can wind break? Could also double as a pot stand.


I tried and it seemed to be a HOT affair, I like my roof flashing deal better. The can got cherry red pretty quick. Maybe a larger can would work, I tried a 4" cut to the stove height with two rows of cooling holes.

I think this was tomato paste. Worked good. I liked it better than the roof flashing as there are less sharp edges.










The stove fits inside.

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Old 08-09-2013, 05:11 PM   #612
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I am beginning to fiddle with a new version to do this. Will update when I have time to test and perfect it.



have you considered some sort of castellated structure that will slip over top of the stove. Something that would block some of the holes when you want to simmer and be removeable/adjustable for when you want a full boil.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #613
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Castellation Mod

I just bought a couple of stoves last week. They are awesome! They burn really hot though, obviously. So, rather than buy a simmer stove, which I will probably do anyway, I came up with a castellated add-on for the full bore stove. It seems to work pretty well, and if nothing else, may serve as the nugget needed for innovation. I have no idea if I'm doing these pics correctly, but here is a go at it:



And (how did you do this?!)



Yup, just a simple automotive/household clamp!

It seems to work pretty well. I dented the crap out of one of my stoves by not being real careful with the vice. It still works, but I wonder if it is contributing to a couple of oddities I have experienced, or if maybe my structure is flawed in some way, or if maybe these are just normal for the stove. First, it seems to take longer for the jets to form; about 1.5 minutes. Then when I set a pot on top, the jets die down, almost to gone, but then "warm" back up again. Last, my son blew on the stove at one point and that caused one of the jets to extingusih. It did not fire back up on its own, but when I applied flame to it, it came back on.

I was not real careful about noting times and such, to simmer, and burn out. Sorry about that. If anyone is interested, I could do such a test or two. Otherwise, these clamps are pretty cheap, and the Dremel cutting wheel makes short work of the castellations.

As a note to the stove-maker, you could maybe consider buying some clamps like this, and drilling through the clamp and the can at the same time, to insure the holes are lined up, then simply bore out the holes on the clamp to make them larger. Just an idea...

I had a lot of fun tinkering in the garage with this! It would be neat if I could lay my hands on some kind of rubber band that could do this too, but I was having trouble locating something to use for that, at Home Depot. Maybe such a material is just not commonly available outside of industrial applications. Obviously it needs to be heat resistant, and stretchy. Well, this metallic clamp works ok. It probably weighs more than the stove, though!
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #614
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Hey Shady,

I want to order a couple. Still 9 bucks apiece shipped?
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:33 AM   #615
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Hey Shady,

I want to order a couple. Still 9 bucks apiece shipped?
Still $9 each shipped not including gratuity.
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