I  came across an interview by SectionHiker of GOLD. I’ve bee intrigued of finding a cook-set utilizing a Fosters style beer can for a while.

The whole set includes a fosters style can , that has been removed of all branding. I opted for the Eco Ramjet with a titanium screen. It promises to be the most miserly of fuel use.

The whole setup minus the titanium base plate.  This includes the Esbit burner , and titanium stakes used for wood burning. On my scale, 4.1 oz’s including the pot cozy for an alcohol only burn.

The cat food base secures into the top of beer can pot. Not only is it secure , but adds some rigidity to the top for storage.

I really like the 2 tiers on the windscreen. The upper one is used for wood burning. The lower for Esbit. I’d have to be in dire straights to use this for a wood burner, but I can see using Esbit on planned hikes.

I tested this on my test bench inside ( not recommended without a fire extinguisher, proper ventilation, and a non flammable work surface).

20 ml of fuel
2 cups of 50 degree F water
65 degrees on coffee table , no wind
7 minute boil time , total of 8 minutes of fuel

I know this isn’t a real world test being inside without wind, but this is very promising!  This looks like a keeper from Gardner Outdoor Lightweight Designs


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