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Is there some sort of fold down whojimmywhatsit that I can put up around my single burner stove?

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Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 17:04:41

Back from minimalism trip no 2 and I realise I NEED more kit grin.

I would love some sort of winged apparatus or mini windbreak thing to put up around the single stove to
a) stop it making alarming blowy noises in the strong gusts of winds
b) ? make it a bit more efficient (time to make early morning cup of tea = too long)
c) Raise awareness of FIRE and BOILING SUBSTANCES to the clumsiest and most unobservant child in the UK.

What are such things called?
Do they even exist?

There is a classic sepia photgraph in this month's Friendly Club magazine of a guy with a dwarf canvas windbreak (with little wood poles hammered into the ground) surrounding his stove, I want one of those, but more high tech, and of course very small and light so I can still be a minimalist wink.

Ponders Sun 23-Aug-09 17:09:28

Does your tent have a porch thing? It is allowed to use a stove there (watching it all the time, obv)

I just found a weedy little aluminium thing on ebay here but it doesn't look long enough or beefy enough to me (each bit is 4" wide, would that do?)

Ponders Sun 23-Aug-09 17:11:21

(It is very small & light though! grin])

LilyOfTheMountain Sun 23-Aug-09 17:11:38

yes there is, somene had one called a windguard made of hinged metal at a site we went to

LilyOfTheMountain Sun 23-Aug-09 17:12:42

it may have been that thing on ebay, he was ranting about how handy it was but clearly I can't know if it is the exact model lol

Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 17:14:12

Nope no porch. Cooked under the tarp this morning in the delightfully refreshing snowdownian rainstorm hmm.

That looks perfect Ponders, I'll go and measure the stove height but I'm pretty sure that is what I need. Thank you smile

bramblebooks Sun 23-Aug-09 17:15:23

I use the foldy windbreak thing from my camping kitchen (but don't take the camping kitchen, obv!

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Sun 23-Aug-09 17:15:29

get a safari chef bbq

Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 17:16:25

140g is super light. So light that is hardly even counts as extra camping stuff.

Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 17:18:05

bramble (hi smile) my camping stove proper had detachable wing things that would just fall over.

EachPeachPearMum Sun 23-Aug-09 20:05:33

Ah now slubber... I can help you with this... as I have the most amazing windshield that I made about 15 years ago- still going strong, and we used it this weekend infact... weighs about 20 grams (though you need 2 spare tent pegs too, which I'm sure you probably have)

Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 20:07:24

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh a home made effort, how excellent, and 20g as well.

And how does one make such a thing?

EachPeachPearMum Sun 23-Aug-09 20:16:20

ummm...am trying to upload a pic for you to see...

Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 20:20:43

I can see the picture. Is it just cradboard with tin foil over the top or is there something more technical to it? grin

EachPeachPearMum Sun 23-Aug-09 20:21:14

right- it's on my profile pictures
Depends on the type of stove you have though as to whether it would be of use to you....
if it is- I'll post instructions

Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 20:21:32

sorry cardboard. cradboard sounds a bit down market and un-you EachPeach

Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 20:22:54

is like this

Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 20:23:20

no it isn't its like this

Ponders Sun 23-Aug-09 20:24:20

with a couple of tent pegs to anchor it - looks brilliant, eachpeach! (can't tell if it's wrapped in foil or plastic?)

Lilymaid Sun 23-Aug-09 20:25:25

LOve the comment here - good thing it is out of stock.

Ponders Sun 23-Aug-09 20:28:52

oh dear - that's the same one on ebay sad

better make your own then, slub!

Slubberdegullion Sun 23-Aug-09 20:36:18

lol at the comment.

I have not bought/made anything yet as I have yet to measure the height of my stove.

I want to make an EachPeach Stove Shelter (TM) though. DH cannot object to home made camping paraphenalia.

BetsyBoop Sun 23-Aug-09 20:37:08

my parents had an earlier incarnation of that stove & my Dad made a windshield from one of those huge catering-size coffee tins (I've only ever seen Nescafe ones, but there may be others). He took the bottom off & bound the cut edge with some sort of tape (probably duct tape type stuff) to cover the edge. He kept the lid & turned it upside down with lid on when not in use & used to pack stove burner & other bits & bobs in it for travelling.

alternatively you can buy a ready made ones such as this

EachPeachPearMum Sun 23-Aug-09 20:37:32

It's not cardboard shock how could you think such a thing?

Don't think it would work with the type that has the gas under the burner- they're too raised off the ground.
Ours is a very low burner height, so works perfectly.

EachPeachPearMum Sun 23-Aug-09 20:41:36

I think I actually pinched the idea from Chris Townsend- king of lightweight backpackers...

The one betsyboop has linked to is 24cm high- and mine is 16 or 17cm high

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