I've been considering the plunge into alcohol stoves for a few years now. My brother made me a pepsi can stove a few years back. I haven't quite struck up the courage to rely on it yet.
Several people have recently mentioned to me how impressed they are with the Caldera Cone ™ System.
OK.. I'll bite, so what would it take to make me switch?
First lets review my current gear list. My current cooking system comprises of 3 components:
Snow Peak Giga Power Stove
12.7 oz Total
The windshield is the biggest offender, and I often tell myself to leave it home, but I rarely do.
As I already have a BPL 550 pot, they make a cone custom to for this pot – which seems like the way to go.
The cone & stove weigh just 1.7 oz. Given that the cone is a natural windshield this saves me a whopping 4 oz! I suspect I could get more mileage on a 7 oz bottle of alcohol than I could in the 7 oz fuel canister.
For just $30, this might be an experiment I'm willing to tinker with.