I like a hot cup of coffee but I hate it when I burn my lips on the cup. I previously complained about titanium but this time it's aluminium.
While I'm complaining let's talk about the Vargo stoves pictured above. In a previous post I was talking about keeping it light and small. This kit would pack down small and was capable of different fuels. Since then I discovered a few things.
In this configuration [a] the base does not break the wind well enough. [b] due to the design of the folding base it does not lock into place and could fall apart.
|the folding base|
I like the kit in principle but in function it leaves a lot to be desired.