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Old 03-28-2006, 04:17 PM
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Catstove wind screen

This wind screen thing is starting to bug me. I've been playing with it for a few months and figured no big deal i got time to get one right. Well time is running out.

I've used the design made out of the oven baking sheet that comes to the bottom of the handle with about a 1/2" gap around the the pot (.9 Evernew) with the paper punch holes at the bottom.

Here is where my delema starts. Since the baking sheet isn't long enough to go around the pot with the spacing i have to cut two pieces. When i get it all together it is a egg shape not round. I can get it close for the first use but after folding it to store it in the pot i can't get it even close to round.

Is there a trick i am missing? Is there a similar material out there that comes in a 24" length?
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Old 03-28-2006, 04:48 PM
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Is there a trick i am missing? Is there a similar material out there that comes in a 24" length?

I'm thinking that people who use what an aluminum baking sheet generally end up taping pieces together with aluminum tape.

Check your local craft store for some aluminum tooling foil. I think it comes in various thicknesses.

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Old 03-28-2006, 05:44 PM
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Check your local craft store for some aluminum tooling foil. I think it comes in various thicknesses.

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Now thats the stuff i had in mind. Didn't know they made it but its what i was wanting. Thanks alot.
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:06 PM
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Went and got me some Aluminum tooling foil today. Totally perfect for a wind screen. Got it in a roll of 12" X 3 ft. for $3.49. That should make at least 4 wind screens. Thanks alot for the tip. :smilehike:

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Old 03-29-2006, 05:11 PM
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Went and got me some Aluminum tooling foil today. Totally perfect for a wind screen. Got it in a roll of 12" X 3 ft. for $3.49. That should make at least 4 wind screens. Thanks alot for the tip.

Awesome. What mil is it?

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Old 03-29-2006, 06:31 PM
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Went and got me some Aluminum tooling foil today. Totally perfect for a wind screen. Got it in a roll of 12" X 3 ft. for $3.49. That should make at least 4 wind screens. Thanks alot for the tip. :smilehike:

Squints, would you say the thickness is closer to flassing or closer to the MSR style foil?
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:48 PM
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Squints, would you say the thickness is closer to flassing or closer to the MSR style foil?

I'll jump in too...

I'd say, without even looking at what he bought, that it is significantly less heavy than flashing is.

Generally this stuff is about 35 mil.

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Old 03-29-2006, 07:09 PM
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its 36 gauge. Its perfect. I'd say its probably the exact stuff used by MSR

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Old 03-29-2006, 07:47 PM
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Great. Thanks I'm going to have to try some. It sure is cheaper than flashing!
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:33 PM
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its 36 gauge. Its perfect. I'd say its probably the exact stuff used by MSR

I bought some this weekend but they only had it in an ugly blue color . But, at least it will give me an idea of what it's like to work with the material. I can hopefully find some silver later. My first impressions are that it's a good gauge.
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