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SGT Rock
2011-05-22, 20:48
I got out my HKC pot for summer use and it leaks! Turns out some crushing and straighting over time created created creases then cracks in the can. Now I have to find me a new can. This one was found in a parking lot.

Anyone have a good solution to keep from messing one up?

john pickett
2011-05-23, 11:38
Buy a six-pack, share with friends

Skidsteer
2011-05-23, 11:47
I got out my HKC pot for summer use and it leaks! Turns out some crushing and straighting over time created created creases then cracks in the can. Now I have to find me a new can. This one was found in a parking lot.

Anyone have a good solution to keep from messing one up?

I usually carry the pot inside my coffee maker/cup.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/More%20TTL%20photos/th_MoreTTLphotosandvids003.jpg (http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/More%20TTL%20photos/?action=view&current=MoreTTLphotosandvids003.jpg)

My last trip I carried the pot as my water bottle. I put a couple of those silicone wristbands around the top and bottom to act as bumpers.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/Water%20bottle-Pot/th_IMG_0865.jpg (http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/Water%20bottle-Pot/?action=view&current=IMG_0865.jpg)

Hog On Ice
2011-05-23, 14:30
Buy a six-pack, share with friends

tough to do these days - the 24 ounce keg can is no longer being made iirc

JoeyB
2011-05-23, 22:47
"Heineken can crunch"

sounds like a breakfast cereal for adults.
snap, crackle, belch.

http://s1.postimage.org/4mo9buaf6/f1226165515807.jpg

Jester
2011-05-25, 04:07
I suggest drinking more Heineken.

Rosaleen
2011-05-25, 09:24
Sarge-

Look for a "generic" (like store-brand) version of Ziplock screw-top 1 qt container. The ones I've seen don't have the bump-in that Ziplocks have, so the Heineken can fits in a single container, rather than the doubled-up one. These are very light.

Alternatively, cut the top (as it curves inward from the widest point) from a 2 L soda bottle and use it as a water dipper, wash basin, and carrier for your pot. Make a windshield reflector sleeve to insulate the can that can also be used on a Gatorade bottle. The sleeve should fit over the can and inside the soda bottle. The Gatorade bottle, in addition to being a water/tea/coffee bottle, can hold hot water for your feet on a cold night, covered in the insulator. Each piece of this set-up is now a multi-purpose gear item.

Rosaleen

Skidsteer
2011-05-25, 13:28
Sarge-

Look for a "generic" (like store-brand) version of Ziplock screw-top 1 qt container. The ones I've seen don't have the bump-in that Ziplocks have, so the Heineken can fits in a single container, rather than the doubled-up one. These are very light.

Rosaleen

That's the very container shown in my photo.

Kroger and Ingles grocery stores generally have them.

Austin
2011-05-25, 13:56
[QUOTE=Skidsteer;236370]I usually carry the pot inside my coffee maker/cup.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/More%20TTL%20photos/th_MoreTTLphotosandvids003.jpg (http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/More%20TTL%20photos/?action=view&current=MoreTTLphotosandvids003.jpg)


Hey Skids.

I have something like that but use a small plastic Folgers coffee container. (red one) That blue screw on ring for the top pops over the bottom slides up but will not pop over the top. Basically the same thing you have there except a folgers container bottom part. I little more volume and I can get my big hads all the way in to clean it real well. Heineken can fits in good too.

Wish I had a pic.

SGT Rock
2011-05-25, 21:04
That's the very container shown in my photo.

Kroger and Ingles grocery stores generally have them.
What does one of those weigh?

Skidsteer
2011-05-25, 21:40
1.8 oz with the lid and it's polypropylene so it handles boiling water very well.

You can go lighter with a cotton candy container that is also PP.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/Coffee%20Maker%20for%20Trail/th_Slushfund015.jpg (http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/Coffee%20Maker%20for%20Trail/?action=view&current=Slushfund015.jpg)

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I started with the brand-name Ziploc, tried the cotton candy container to save weight and a bit more room for windscreen, etc., and ended with the generic Ziploc for ease of use. I dislike the indentations on the brand name Ziploc.

warraghiyagey
2011-05-26, 08:36
I'd hit it. . .

SGT Rock
2011-05-26, 20:15
Nice set up.

SGT Rock
2011-05-26, 20:20
You can looks shorter than mine, like you cut it differently.

Skidsteer
2011-05-26, 20:40
You can looks shorter than mine, like you cut it differently.

That one is chopped....

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/New%20Chopped%20Heineken%20Pot/th_NewchoppedHeinekenpot012-1.jpg (http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/New%20Chopped%20Heineken%20Pot/?action=view&current=NewchoppedHeinekenpot012-1.jpg) http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/New%20Chopped%20Heineken%20Pot/th_NewchoppedHeinekenpot020.jpg (http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/New%20Chopped%20Heineken%20Pot/?action=view&current=NewchoppedHeinekenpot020.jpg)

...but a full-sized can fits just fine in the generic Ziploc.

Skidsteer
2011-05-26, 20:59
Hey Skids.

I have something like that but use a small plastic Folgers coffee container. (red one) That blue screw on ring for the top pops over the bottom slides up but will not pop over the top. Basically the same thing you have there except a folgers container bottom part. I little more volume and I can get my big hads all the way in to clean it real well. Heineken can fits in good too.

Wish I had a pic.

Nice. Weighs about the same too. How does it hold up to hot water?

Nearly Normal
2011-05-26, 21:35
Nice vids.

SGT Rock
2011-05-27, 17:47
tough to do these days - the 24 ounce keg can is no longer being made iirc

It looks like you are right. I went many places today to find one, and there were none. But all is not lost - I got a bottle of the Jack Daniels Honey Liqueur to try.

I'm thinking maybe looking for a 16-24 ounce aluminum bottle as an alternative.

http://www.edjunkie.com/images/cans/venom%20black%20mamba.JPG

Ray
2011-05-27, 18:11
I got out my HKC pot for summer use and it leaks! Turns out some crushing and straighting over time created created creases then cracks in the can. Now I have to find me a new can. Out of JB Weld too?

Skidsteer
2011-05-27, 18:52
It looks like you are right. I went many places today to find one, and there were none.

I can send you one. or two. or three.

SGT Rock
2011-05-27, 19:57
I can send you one. or two. or three.

One would do.

SGT Rock
2011-05-27, 21:55
Out of JB Weld too?

It might work...

SGT Rock
2011-05-27, 22:32
I wonder if someone has tried making a bear canister out of one of these:

http://www.happyhotelier.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/heineken-5l-draughtkeg.jpg

Lugnut
2011-05-27, 22:38
I wonder if someone has tried making a bear canister out of one of these:

http://www.happyhotelier.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/heineken-5l-draughtkeg.jpg

Hell, Dewey could get into that! :albertein

SGT Rock
2011-05-28, 13:18
Anyone try using one of these yet:

http://revimgs.bevnet.com/media/venom/images/blackmamba.jpg

I just bought some and the unmodified empty weighs 60 grams.

Skidsteer
2011-05-28, 18:17
Anyone try using one of these yet:

http://revimgs.bevnet.com/media/venom/images/blackmamba.jpg

I just bought some and the unmodified empty weighs 60 grams.

Sort of.

I played around some with the Fuel cans:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/UL%20stovekit/th_ULstovekit008.jpg (http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/acsskidsteer/UL%20stovekit/?action=view&current=ULstovekit008.jpg)

They're the same size and shape as the Venom cans but weigh closer to 30 grams IIRC.

A tea light stove works pretty decent with them. The tough part is coming up with a stable pot stand.

SGT Rock
2011-05-28, 18:31
I cooked up one with a tealight and a titanium stand - basically a mini Ion stove I'm calling the Micron (Micro-Ion) 7 grams for the stove and stand. Max fuel capacity is 15ml of alcohol and it gets a good boil going on that with the Venom can. I'm playing with windscreens now, trying to make sort of a caldera cone shaped aluminum screen to help with stability.

The idea is to use the bottle as both a water bottle when hiking and a water heater for camp. The max amount of water I can squeeze in one is 19 ounces. The sides are pretty thick and durable looking.

Skidsteer
2011-05-28, 19:04
I'd love to see a photo of your stand when you get a chance.

SGT Rock
2011-05-28, 19:46
See new thread

SGT Rock
2011-05-30, 14:53
Modified a TiPod for working better with a Heineken Can.

http://hikinghq.net/images/venom/100_0576a.jpg