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After playing with my GeoShield a few times, I noticed that the stove is set up wrong in the photos here on Mass Drop. The photographer must not have had a copy of the instructions and just winged it. The pot supports should be fully rotated into place at 120 degree angles to one another. Two of the pot supports should be on either side of the gap through which the fuel hose passes. The cable that holds the windscreen together should be pulled tight like a drawcord and then wrapped around the little cleat. Now, maybe this stove is a bigger stove than most people would buy or whatever, but one thing is for sure that the engineering is well done and up to Japanese standards (i.e. high standards). Once you get the GeoShield set up, it's really solid and really stable.
Attached is a photo of my GeoShield. Notice how the pot supports connect, one on either side of the opening in the windscreen. Notice also how the windscreen is tight and solidly attached to the stove and heat reflector. You could also take a look at the video from Snow Peak to see how the stove should really be set up.
I didn't notice that when I viewed the photos but you're right...boy that's a pretty sloppy and shoddy setup isn't it. They need to reshoot the photos for this one.
Yeah, I'm thinking that these photos really don't do it justice.
Here's a few more photos. The first is with a 550 ml -- which I didn't think would work well with a burner head of this width. My instincts were correct. A lot of the flames went out past the pot, and the water was relatively slow to boil. I would think 1 L is about as small a pot as you'd want to use with this stove, maybe 1.5 L.
Here's a photo of the windscreen properly snugged up. Notice that the "drawcord" cable has been secured to the cleat.
Here's a photo of the pot supports fully rotated out to 120 degree angles. Notice how the fuel line bisects one of the 120 degree sectors between the pot supports. The pot support should *not* be position over the fuel line.
Detail of burner and generator (pre-heat tube). The generator allows one to use the stove with the canister inverted which improves cold weather performance significantly, particularly toward the end of life of the canister.
Here's a photo of a 2.6 L Evernew pot on the GeoShield. This size pot makes **way** more sense than a small pot. This is a big, stable cooking platform. Why use such a big set up for a little pot?
Here's a GeoShield in use, cooking lunch. Assistant chef not included.
Our stove set up is indeed incorrect. We'll look to reshoot these if we decide to rerun in the future. Thanks for sharing your photos!
Hi, @ChristineLim, it happens. I just wanted people to know that the design is good from an engineering and manufacturing stand point. If one is in the market for this class of stove, this is not a bad choice.