FAQ - Caldera System
Do I need a pot stand with this system?
Can I use my stove with the Caldera Cone?
What kind of stove comes with the cone?
How much alcohol will the stove hold?
What kind of performance are you seeing?
From what material is the Caldera Cone made?
How do you assemble the Caldera Cone?
- How big is the Caldera Cone?
CAUTION: Keep fingers away from sliding edges!
- Remove from storage carefully so that it does not spring open quickly.
- Bend into conical shape with the TWO MATING VERTICAL RIBS JUTTING OUT
- The bottom of one rib will have an angle cut through it. Start the point of this angle cut into the top of the mating rib.
- Align both ribs, and slide together.
NOTE: One rib (with the angle cut) is slightly smaller than the other and is
designed to slide into the larger one. They will not assemble with the larger
rib on the inside! Do not force it. If it is aligned correctly, it will slide
easily. Get comfortable with assembly at home before trying it in the field.
How do I pack the Caldera Cone?
All Caldera Cones now come with the "Caldera Caddy"...a cylinder
sized specifically to fit and protect your Caldera Cone that is
two pieces made from food grade plastic that can double as a bowl/mug!
For those of you who want to try your hand at packing the cone without
the Caddy, some ideas you might want to consider. Here in Yosemite,
where we are forced to carry bear
canisters, we typically disconnect the cone and put
it inside. In areas where that is not as common,
the Caldera Cone can be rolled tighter and put inside
a 20 to 24 oz plastic cup, inside a water bottle that
has had it's top removed, wrapped around a water bottle,
or laid flat and put inside
a Z-Rest or other flat area of your pack.
Our Customer's Solutions:
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- This customer fashioned a tapered "plug" out of foam and coated it
with epoxy to keep it lasting longer. The whole thing weighs about an
ounce and could be made even lighter with some "lightening" holes.
- One enterprising customer found that the "Clorox Disinfecting Wipes"
container is the perfect size.....and attached the product documentation
to the outside. If you do this....be sure to thoroughly rid the inside
of any nasty chemicals.
- Another solution sent to us was from a customer that rolls his cone
up in his closed cell sleeping pad. If you choose to do this with an
inflatable sleeping pad, you will want to take steps to ensure that your
cone does not cut it.
- By far and away....the most common approach has been to find a plastic
cup or water bottle that you can use around camp, cut it to height, stick
your cone in there, and then invert the assembly into your pot. All your
fuel bottles, stoves, grippers, etc typically fit inside. Finish it off
by sticking it in a bag or tying it down with a strap. Here are two
solutions sent in by customers:
- ....and finally....AntiGravityGear productized the packing
solution above for the AGG 3cup, Vargo 0.9, Evernew 0.9, Vargo 750 Sierra and
BPL 550 pots by bundling everything you need into a ZipLoc Brand
4cup, Screw on lid container along with cozys and pull-cord bags.
Below is a picture, and you can check them out