Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#228678 - 07/27/11 06:26 PM Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia
haertig Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2058
Loc: Colorado
Does anyone have this foldable Coghlan's stove windscreen?

http://www.coghlans.com/products/windscreen-8566

It says it's 10 inches tall. My application calls for something 5 inches tall. Does the construction of this Coghlan's product allow you to cut it in half (with tin snips, Dremel Tool, hack saw, whatever) and have it still stay together solidly as a functional unit (two separate units actually)?

Alternately, I was going to use some sheet metal or non-galvanized roof flashing cut into appropriate sized rectangles and "hinge" them together with the metal tape that they use on heating and air conditioning ductwork. Would that tape hold up to the high temperatures of a Trangia alcohol stove burning behind (and close to) the windscreen?

My intent is to make a hex-sided surround windscreen for a Trangia burner - except I'd leave one side open, by using only five panels to build the "hex" surround. Then I'd drill the horizontal center of each panel an inch of so down from the top so I could insert three heavy wires into the structure to make an internal pot support (the support would be triangular in shape). The Trangia burner is about 2" tall, and I'd want the pot to sit about 1-1/2" above the top of the burner, and then have the windscreen extend another 1-1/2" above the bottom of the pot. Hence the 2 + 1.5 + 1.5 = 5 inch height I'm looking for.

If I was going to make this thing from scratch, I'd want each of the five panels to be 5" tall by 3" wide. The Coghlan panels are 10" tall by 3-1/2" wide from what I've read. Close enough, if I could cut their height in half.

Top
#228679 - 07/27/11 06:54 PM Re: Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia [Re: haertig]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3078

There is always the Trangia Click stand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4T0h-bjs0E

http://www.clikstand.com/p_clikstands.html

Would the difference in time, tooling and effort be worth it by modifying the Coglans Windscreen?

Top
#228682 - 07/27/11 07:13 PM Re: Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
leemann Offline
Soylent Green
Addict

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 623
Loc: At the soylent green plant.
I have said device the net went down while getting it.
5 panel nothing special windscreen, Did you want 1/2 of mine when i'm done cutting it?.
Got it as a christmas gift and not used it since, i'm keeping half for windscreen use pm an address sir.

Lee
_________________________
It's the year 2022...People are still the same
They'll do anything to get what they need.
And they need Soylent Green.
http://datacore.sciflicks.com/soylent_green/sounds/soylent_green_people.wav
RIP OBG

Top
#228685 - 07/27/11 07:29 PM Re: Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia [Re: leemann]
Hikin_Jim Offline
Sheriff
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
This one on eBay is about right. I'm sure that there are more choices if you look for them.

The Clikstand does have an excellent reputation and is specifically designed for the Trangia burner (or the Evernew titanium equivalent), but the Clikstand is stinkin' expensive. (grumble)

If anyone would like to sell me their Clikstand, drop me a PM. smile

HJ


Edited by Hikin_Jim (07/27/11 07:32 PM)
_________________________
Adventures In Stoving

Top
#228695 - 07/27/11 09:36 PM Re: Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia [Re: haertig]
Lono Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 1013
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
FWIW I've made perfectly functional stove windscreens from so-called turkey basting pans, those $2 disposable aluminum pans you buy to hold turkeys, BBQ etc. Its generally heavier than tin foil, yet cuts with a scissors, you can make a hex sided or omni-sided screen, whatever you want. And if it ever fails - just buy another $2 pan and make another.

Top
#228699 - 07/28/11 12:12 AM Re: Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia [Re: haertig]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1544
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
made a trifold pot stand/windscreen for my Trangia, used some galvanized sheet steel with a pair of holes drilled near the edge(about 1/2 the diameter of the split ring from the edge)... 4 small split "key" rings to hold the 3 panels together...folds relatively flat...most of the time I use the Swiss volcano stove, opened to allow the Trangia to slide in thru the loading port

Top
#228701 - 07/28/11 02:25 AM Re: Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia [Re: haertig]
sotto Offline
Addict

Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
I use these a couple of these sheet metal squares with my Trangia, bent a bit, and held together with a spring paper clamp:


Top
#228713 - 07/28/11 02:08 PM Re: Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia [Re: haertig]
Hikin_Jim Offline
Sheriff
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
Is that a mini Trangia behind that sheet metal?

HJ
_________________________
Adventures In Stoving

Top
#228716 - 07/28/11 02:53 PM Re: Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia [Re: haertig]
Denis Offline
Addict

Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 631
Loc: Calgary, AB
I wonder if this Coghlan windscreen would be a good choice for top-mounted canister stoves?
_________________________
Victory awaits him who has everything in order — luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck. Roald Amundsen

Top
#228718 - 07/28/11 04:01 PM Re: Question: Foldable windscreen/support for Trangia [Re: haertig]
haertig Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2058
Loc: Colorado
Thanks for all the replies everyone! That Clikstand looks nice, but it is a bit on the expensive side. Still, it looks like a well thought out design. There are many good ideas presented here. I just need to get on the stick and try a few out to see what works best for me. Thanks!

Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Who's Online
1 registered (Rusty), 261 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Claire, JHurley, Highwayman, Janysboy, FlyerOne
5279 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Basic Survival Skills that shouldn’t be complicate
by Herman30
Today at 07:45 PM
Global Bushcraft Symposium
by BruceZed
Today at 05:21 PM
Evaluation of FAKs
by Jeanette_Isabelle
Today at 04:05 PM
Chaosmagnet's "modular" main emergency kit?
by clearwater
Yesterday at 05:00 PM
woggle
by clearwater
Yesterday at 04:51 PM
Jess Roskelly presumed dead in BC avalanche
by dougwalkabout
04/21/19 04:15 PM
Bugout Practice
by Jeanette_Isabelle
04/21/19 03:07 PM
Customizing Your Medical Kit
by Jeanette_Isabelle
04/20/19 06:50 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.