Wood gas stove Caldera cone Ti-Tri
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Caldera cone got three great design you can use as wood gas stoves. Have
a look here to get more details
on these three designs: Ti-Tri, Ti-Tri ULC and Ti-Tri sidewinder.
Caldera cone ti tri In a nutshell
basic design is a cone that serves both as the windscreen and as the
pot holder. This makes a very efficient system since the pot absorbs
most of the heat and no heat is wasted. The Ti-Tri is the basic
version, the ULC is the light and compact and the sidewinder just small
enough so you can fold it into some pots side wise.
A few words on wood gas stoves
gas is when you burn wood, but instead of just letting it burn, you
burn it in a special stove that gasifies the wood. These stoves heat up
the air inside it through a double wall and blow it back at the top of
the stove. It is much more efficient and for a given amount of woods,
you can get much more heat. Read here
some more on how wood gas stoves
The folks from Trail designs add some great, great feature to these
stoves. You can turn it into a wood gas stove in no time.
order to do so, you simply locate the upside down cone inside the big
cone. You place the mesh underneath the small cone and you get a
structure that can gasify the wood rather the just burn it.
The structure you get keeps the basics of any gasifier:
It allows air to flow from below the wood.
It allows air to flow through the double walls and heat up
It lets the heated air to flow buck just above the burning
tricky part with wood gas is to get the right holes on the right
places. Not to small, not to big, so you won’t choke the flames or get
to much wind in.
Here is how to set it up:
I think that the guys that designed the Inferno did some great job.
aren’t to many options of wood gas stoves. Let alone if you want a
version that is light enough for backpacking. I think that if you get
the caldera cone, you should get the Inferno parts too. It makes the
lightest wood gas stove out there and can be great even if you use it
just for car camping.