DIY Pocket Rocket Windscreen
We discovered we needed something other than a circular wrap after learning they weren’t safe for canister stoves as the canister becomes hot and could potentially explode, oooops we had been using a wrap previously. This a quick and easy wind screen is very cheap (free if you happen to have the bits lying a round the garage) and very lightweight.
What You Will Need
Aluminium dryer duct venting
Wire (I stripped a piece of old electrical wire)
Cut the sheeting to fit your stove
Crimp the edges to get rid of sharp corners
Mark where holes will be drilled
Use the existing holes in the stove to attach the wire hooks
After two weeks on the trail this windscreen has worked perfectly.
Update: This DIY windscreen worked perfectly for the whole of the AT and beyond, we use a big elastic to secure it around the gas canister while hiking and to help keep its shape. We did have to replace the wires after the AT and we secured them to the stove this time to keep from loosing them. (We did loose one hook somewhere).
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