To go round the new bivouac stove. None of the shields you can buy are tall enough.
So it needs to be fire proof (so metal) and reflect the heat (so shiny metal) but bendy, or foldable so I can store it flat in the boot. Plus I need to be able to anchor it into the ground somehow so it doesn't blow over, maybe with pegs? Dunno. And should I attach some sort of handle or pullers so I can move it without burning my fingers.
mmm pullers are optional.
Anyone created such a thing or any have good ideas?
Hmm. Wonder how long you'd be able to use a foldable sheet of aluminium or copper before the metal became too brittle along the fold lines and broke? every time you fold or bend most metals, it does something to 'work harden' the molecules (or allign them or something. Disclaimer: am not metallurgist, merely dated one for a few awful months and also dabble in jewellery-making) and eventually the metal becomes so brittle it'll just fracture. Mind you, at that price, you could probably live with it!
Slubber, I have no idea if this is of any use to you (and I suspect you want something much smaller and lighter), but I recently got something like this off freecycle. Except mine is ancient-er, comes in a huge heavy metal box (so won't be coming in the car with us) and is a bit more cumbersome. I was thinking of re-freecycling it or tipping it, because it's just too heavy really and also a bit knackered, BUT the windshields - there are two for some reason - are removable and on their own, not really heavy at all. And in ok condition. So if a three-sided metal 'wall' is of any use, feel free to say and I'll cannibalise it before taking the rest to the tip.
Just gone out to measure up, and sadly neither folding windshield is tall enough - one is about 24 cm high (this is the 'spare' - not sure how it slots into the unit TBH but it came with it) and the other (which I see is actually attached to the unit by hinges but they can be unpopped/unscrewed if it's being cannibalised) is 31 cm high. No use?
Yes, they are hinged so would fold entirely flat in the boot.