Roger Caffin's Sub 90g Remote Canister Winter Stoves

A place to chat about gear and the philosphy of ultralight. Ultralight bushwalking or backpacking focuses on carrying the lightest and simplest kit. There is still a good focus on safety and skill.
Forum rules
Ultralight Bushwalking/backpacking is about more than just gear lists. Ultralight walkers carefully consider gear based on the environment they are entering, the weather forecast, their own skill, other people in the group. Gear and systems are tested and tweaked.
If you are new to this area then welcome - Please remember that although the same ultralight philosophy can be used in all environments that the specific gear and skill required will vary greatly. It is very dangerous to assume that you can just copy someone else's gear list, but you are encouraged to ask questions, learn and start reducing the pack weight and enjoying the freedom that comes.

Common words
Base pack backpacking the mass of the backpack and the gear inside - not including consumables such as food, water and fuel
light backpacking base weight less than 9.1kg
ultralight backpacking base weight less than 4.5kg
super-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 2.3kg
extreme-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 1.4kg

Re: Roger Caffin's Sub 90g Remote Canister Winter Stoves

Postby Mountain Rocket » Tue 23 Sep, 2014 7:44 pm

I have not had a chance to fully read the latest article but can briefly comment on the stove. It is very much beta. The legs are very light and bend easily if mistreated, it is also prone to being a bit unstable without holding it to a base somehow. Fine to one-two people, maybe three but any more and it gets kinda unstable. I have used it in winter conditions and it was fine. Clever design as you would expect from Roger. One thing I have to say is my burner head got blocked. I am yet to fully pull it apart and fix it but I know this is an issue that Roger is aware of and has addressed (or has at least proposed solutions).

All in all it is a great little stove. I feel lucky to own one. If anything I would want the burner heads a bit bigger but then it gets heaver and defeats the whole design purpose behind the stove. It is a light BETA stove, and does not pretend to be anything more.
User avatar
Mountain Rocket
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Posts: 825
Joined: Sat 27 Aug, 2011 5:46 pm
Region: Tasmania
Gender: Male

Re: Roger Caffin's Sub 90g Remote Canister Winter Stoves

Postby sim1oz » Tue 23 Sep, 2014 11:53 pm

If anyone wants one of these BETA stoves they had better get in quick. The other week Roger wrote a review on backpackinglight and I am pretty sure he said there were only a few (3?) left.

I love mine (one of each) and they have survived my beginner mistakes. They are very light and it is important to manage their stability when shifting the pot or flipping the canister. But I love light...
Carpe diem!
User avatar
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Posts: 478
Joined: Mon 17 Jan, 2011 10:15 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Female

Re: Roger Caffin's Sub 90g Remote Canister Winter Stoves

Postby cjhfield » Wed 08 Oct, 2014 8:50 am

The Caffin stove as shipped does not have a fuel filter. When new tiny bits of metal can remain in the tubing and cause a blockage. I think this is likely only when new though it is worth taking steps to avoid dirt getting in when dismantled eg store in a zip lock bag. Roger suggests adding a small piece of filter paper below the jet. I added a cylinder of dish washing sponge cut with a hole punch. Except when new I think a gas stove is a lot less likely to block its jet than a liquid fuel stove. All these small burner stoves have a rather narrow intense flame that tend to point heat the pot. I still managed pancakes on a recent trip by keeping the pan moving.

Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Posts: 117
Joined: Wed 22 Jul, 2009 3:24 pm


Return to Ultralight backpacking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest