Caldera Keg-F system
Re-Enforced Keg body - NEW for 2012!Caldera system packed and Caldera CaddyCaldera Keg-F Fully DeployedCaldera Keg-F PackedCone dovetail detail

Caldera Keg-F Stove System

You can stop looking now!! The Caldera Keg is the lightest, most stable, wind resistant, and efficient cooking system you can buy. There is a good chance that the pot/stove/cone combination weighs less than your watch!

NEW for 2012!   We are now re-enforcing the body of the can to make it even stronger!

Add a Simmer Ring to further expand your cooking options!

Made in the USA! 

$59.95

Details

The heart of the Caldera Keg System is the popular Caldera Cone that delivers stability, wind resistance, pot support and the best heat transfer you are going to find in a windscreen. The Caldera Keg pot seeks to minimize the impact on the planet by reusing discarded beverage containers for the pot and lid. On the lip of the Keg we have included a silicon band to help protect you from the hot edge and a second larger band for non-formed cans. We also include an insulating sleeve/cozy for handling the Keg and keeping your liquids warm. The 12-10 stove includes an integrated primer pan and is specifically designed to run in the higher heat and reduced oxygen environment inside the cone. The fuel bottle kit includes not only a 5.5oz fuel bottle, but a reducer, lid, measuring cup and instructions. All of this has been carefully designed to fit perfectly into the Caldera Caddy that will protect your system under normal use while doubling as a mug and bowl!

Includes the:

  • Stable, efficient, wind resistant Caldera Cone
  • Recycled Caldera Keg and lid
  • 12-10 Stove with integrated primer pan
  • Lip-Guard
  • Monster Band for unformed cans
  • Fuel Bottle kit with measuring cup
  • Insulating cozy
  • Caldera Caddy to protect it all AND double as mug/bowls.
  • NOW with titanium re-enforced dovetail closure!!!!

Features

  • Stable, efficient, wind resistant Caldera Cone
  • Recycled Caldera Keg and lid
  • 12-10 Stove with integrated primer pan
  • Lip-Guard
  • Monster Band for unformed cans
  • Fuel Bottle kit with measuring cup
  • Insulating cozy
  • Caldera Caddy to protect it all AND double as mug/bowls.
  • NOW with titanium re-enforced dovetail closure!!!!

Specifications

Note on Pot Volume: Trail Designs forms a "ridge" in the body of the beverage container so that it rests on the top of the cone. This ridge is right at 2cups which means that you can get 2 cups of water down inside the cone to heat, which is pretty standard for most dehydrated meals. The TOTAL volume of the container is 25.4 fl oz, but the top portion of that will not be inside the cone.

Min Weight: 

Weight of Pot/Cone/Stove - 2.7oz / 77gm
Weight of Everything - 6.3oz / 181gm

Can be shaved down to 62 gms by leaving the Caddy at home.

Material: 
Aluminum

Reviews

gearguide November 2010 - TGO
TGO Gear Special - TGO writers choose their all-time favorites

Caldera Cone Stove System
".....after years of using petroleum fuel and cartridge stoves I've returned to meths for long distance walks. This is due to the ingenious Caldera Cone...."
     Equipment Editor Chris Towsend article - page 5 800K

Trail Designs Caldera Keg
"This cooking system is particulary unusual....because it ousted my lighter homemade beer can stove system from my kit list. It managed this unprecedented feat by being the most powerful and fantastically efficient meths stove system I've ever used."
     Ultralightweight Specialist Eddy Meechan article - page 10 900K


gearguide September 2010 - Outdoor (German)
Less is More

"Record holder.....the Caldera Keg from Trail Designs, is the lightest stove system on the market."

Original article (in German) - page 98 450K
Original article (in German) - page 99 550K


November 2009 - Mountain Bike Magazine
Article by Aaron Teasdale - Riding Loaded

"....Caldera Keg-F Alcohol Stove System. At 6 ounces, this is the simplest, slickest, most efficient ultralight stove system available."

Original article - page 37 1MB


January 2009 - TGO Magazine
Mine's a Large One - Beer Can Pot/Stove Review

"....on longer trips and on occasions when it's particularly windy The Caldera Keg has proven itself to be outstanding......"

Original article - page 100 900 K - page 102 1MB



2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

"The Trail Designs Caldera Cone has transformed the alcohol stove into a cooking system as convenient and reliable ..... as a canister stove."
Will's Caldera Keg Review

Will Rietveld
Senior Editor
2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks


  • "In use, it works. I'm not going to try and time how long it takes to boil 500ml of water or anything - that all gets thrown out the window when it's minus 7 and you can't feel your fingers. You just splash some meths into the centre of the burner, spill a little on the built-in priming pan, light it and snuggle back into your down cocoon, confident that this is the most efficient meths cooking system you'll ever use."
    Phil Turner on Lightweight Outdoors - 2/23/10

2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks Awards:

  • Will Rietveld says: "I can't imagine a lighter complete cooking system than this."
  • Doug Johnson says: "This is one incredible system.....and it's become my go-to stove for most trips. The Caldera Keg is simply genius."

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