Stormin stoves Ti Furnace

Discussion in 'Reviews & Previews' started by Chiseller, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Ultralighter

    1st use and very happy, been using it in both modes all weekend... And as a comfort fire.... Burnt in nicely...
    Just need a little piece of folded titanium to hold an esbit now and were truly covered 20171111_161610.jpg

    1st burn
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  2. Max

    Max Trail Blazer

    Nice one Chis I liked that.
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  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I like your pants :p
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  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    i used mine in wood mode a couple of times on my last trip, burns much better than I thought it would. Been using a 2nd hand ti-tri cone for ages but never had the Inferno cone for it.

    I should try and get to Britton Wood again, a nice bunch of lads down there, plus it's only a short stroll from the motor so it's proper glamping do
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  5. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Ultralighter

    Not being on Facebook I miss the Meet dates too :(
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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Ultralighter

    Burnt the rivit out of the Base plate and snapped a corner off one of the leafs.. I did have it burning in Furnace mode for over a couple of hours....Norman offered to replace the leaf and rivit for a princley fee and supply a folding diagram to use the bust leaf as an esbit holder... Think I'll pass... Spent enough and now I've used the alcohol stove more I'm not as impressed... It will be swapped out for a speedster type... The woodgas is effective and does what it says on the tin. The hair clip is a heavy unneeded touch and the fuel bottle is okay, if not a pig to fill and doesn't hold enough for more than a couple of days burns unless simmering...
    Over all, good but not great...
  7. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Not great if it falls apart after being used for what it's made for and no free replacement offered!
    I've been very tempted to get one but now I'm not sure.
    What' the cracking with the burner?
  8. Chiseller

    Chiseller Ultralighter

    Alco burner?
  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Ultralighter

    Just didn't get on with it, seemed fickle to light unless it was Brimmed... The fuel wasn't pre heated but not chilled either... A mucka had a speedster running with his cone and had far less effort lighting his and hitting a boil...
    The simmer ring is too gentle... At least with the fancy feast simmer mod you can actually simmer in cold conditions. The Stormin system has all on to maintain a simmer when it's low temperature even after an initial boil...
    I'll be testing it further with meths as opposed to bio ethanol and see how it fairs in low temps again... The temperature was around 2° with a zero degree Base under the baseplate... I'd have put it down to just the cold if my muckas wasn't working in the same environment... But his speedster seemed to be tiptop.... Perhaps it's burner surface area? Wick material? Gauze sizing?
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  10. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Minus 6 last weekend and no problems with the Speedster. The lowest I've tried it at is minus 12 and it burned away merrily.
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  11. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    It was very odd watching you try to light it Chis, I've never had that with similar top burning stoves before.
    I've got supplies to make you up a monkeyboy/speedster 'esque stove if you want to try one like mine?
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  12. Chiseller

    Chiseller Ultralighter

    Be rude not to take you up on it.....and relieve stress lol... P's just weighed my full size uco... I reckon I'm going to live with the weight for the safety and comfort rather than wake up inside the most expensive portable fridge I have lol. Cheers
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  13. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Interesting, on Saturday night I filled my burner 20ml, maybe 25ml (max) with meths, put on cold ground outside the hut in the open (sub zero temps) and lit it. It lit first time with a jet torch. My 900ml pot was quite full, maybe 700ml of water.

    It didn't boil and when it went out the water was hardly luke warm.

    Tried again an hour later in my tent porch, no wind, a few degrees warmer and it boiled it no problem.
  14. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I've had the same issue with the simmer ring, kept going for ages but food just didn't seem to cook. I felt like the hole needed to be a bit bigger.
  15. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Same conditions outside as el and my reduced burn Starlyte boiled 600ml easily enough (evernew 600, Trail Designs ti Sidewinder)

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