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)

Tin Snips



Cut  the sheeting to fit your stove








Crimp the edges to get rid of sharp corner









Mark where holes will be drilled









Bend wire into hooks









Use the existing holes in the stove to attach the wire hooks









The finished product


After two weeks on the trail this windscreen has worked perfectly.

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Comments 5

  • TBR : Apr 19th


    • LightFoot Tracks : Apr 19th


  • Jeremy Morris : Apr 19th

    Way better than my wick’d ghetto aluminum foil screen! Off to Home Depot! Thanks!

    • LightFoot Tracks : Apr 19th

      Hope it helps, we like the set up, when not in use we wrap it around our fuel canister with an elastic band. Good luck with yours!

  • Matt : Jun 10th

    I’d like to try your design, but only one photo is showing up on the web page (the photo of drilling the holes). Don’t know if it’s my computer or what. Any way to get all the photos?
    Thanks for doing this.


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