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Brunton CanStand Inner Slots -- Purpose?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:21 pm
by hikin_jim
Jim, great review of different canister legs. I see in your article that the Brunton CanStand doesn't fit group 5 (small JetBoil and Snow Peak). QUESTION: What do the inner slots on a Brunton CanStand fit? Do they fit group 5 but just not well?

Curiously yours,

HJ

Brunton CanStand

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:43 am
by Jim Wood

I checked Brunton's current offering, which appears to be the same as that reviewed in 2005 (i.e., still has the inner slots).

Since these inner slots don't fit any known canisters--at least at the time of the review--truth is, I have no idea what they're for. Perhaps an email to Brunton's customer service would solve the mystery.

Thanks,
Jim.

Re: Brunton CanStand

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:58 pm
by hikin_jim
Jim Wood wrote:I checked Brunton's current offering, which appears to be the same as that reviewed in 2005 (i.e., still has the inner slots).

Since these inner slots don't fit any known canisters--at least at the time of the review--truth is, I have no idea what they're for. Perhaps an email to Brunton's customer service would solve the mystery.

Thanks,
Jim.

Jim,

On a guess, I tried one of the gas canisters that is common in the restaurant industry. These canisters are tall and cylindrical like a traditional can of hair spray and have a bayonet connector. The canister fit perfectly. If one has an adapter (I do), one could use the Brunton CanStand in conjunction with the restaurant gas canisters for one's backpacking stove for about 80% less cost.

Yours,

HJ

Brunton can stand....

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:40 am
by Jim Wood

Interesting... makes sense. I don't know, however, how well a restaurant-style butane canister would work for backpacking purposes. Since the canisters are (I think) 100% butane, I'd guess that the cold weather performance would be less than optimal.

Please let me know if you give it a try...

Thanks,
Jim.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:11 pm
by hikin_jim
Hi, Jim,

Yes, the performance would be terrible in weather approaching 32F/0C, and also your stove is now even higher in the air than on a typical upright canister stove, making it more vulnerable to wind and more prone to tipping. I'm surprised that Brunton made their CanStand to fit that size. I'll try it some time, but I'm not hoping for much other than really cheap gas. In good weather (above 40F/4C), butane is every bit as good as isobutane or propane.

I think the CanStand is now being done away with though. The Brunton stoves we have known for the past couple of years seem to be only on close out sites now, and the Brunton website now says that Brunton will be marketing Primus stoves.

HJ

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:46 pm
by maet
Well...Interesting to see corporate takeovers happen on every level.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:23 am
by groanwow
hey great post... I am planning to buy a canister stove for camping...and this post will be a great help to me...Thanks..

Re: Brunton CanStand Inner Slots -- Purpose?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:07 pm
by Eddie
This is an old post but yes it was designed for the long cans. Probably not meant for use with a stove but perfect for use with a lantern.

Brunton did in fact have a lantern that mounted directly to a bayonet without an adapter required. I had one, used it along with the Brunton stand all the time.

These days I no longer have that lantern but do still have a couple of those stands and a couple of those $3 ebay adapters which I only use for lanterns in conjunction with the Brunton stand.