I've been trying to find a retailer in the UK that has stocks of caldera cones. I'm looking for either a caldera keg system or a cone system suitable for use with either a AGG 3 cup pot or a Vargo Ti-Lite pot/mug.
Anyone know who has them in stock? Usual suspects (UOG, Hike-lite, Winwoods, etc.) all seem to be out of stock.
Mole wrote (see)
make your own? It's not hard. The first one I had (from CP's script) was for an AGG 3 cup pot.
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TP, why exactly do you want to but from a UK retailer? You said you prefer not to buy online, but UOG etc would be online as well.If you can't find one, would you rather buy a different stove?
One of the things I like about buying from manufacturors like TD, ZPacks, MLD etc is the ability to have something customised to exactly how you want it.
FYI, orders (3) from TD to Turkey have taken a maximum of 2 weeks. If you order something not in stock, it takes them 24 hours to get it in the post IME.
You're right, don't know how I missed that. The keg systems are never in stock though and the AGG neither. Perhaps I should go direct.
William Chilton wrote (see)
I don't mind online UK retailer it is overseas retailers I prefer not to use. I've been buying from highly recommended UK retailers for a few years now after first taking the plunge. I don't have credit cards which I think makes me more exposed to fraud online. The shops I know and use I have either visited and spoken to the owner or staff or they used to post for some time on forums I have been on in the past. A sense of trust if you like.
I do have loads of stoves but kind of want a caldera keg system and I'm not the sort to make my own. As easy as the clone script might be, just because someone else can make one does not mean if I tried it would come out as a serviceable clone. I've tried can stoves for example and the flame pattern (jets and elsewhere) were quite interesting in the attempts I made.
I reckon the vargo pot/mug cone is my only UK option.
I understand your fears with buying online (it took me a long time to take the plunge, and I'm still cautious who I buy from), but I think they're misplaced with respect to Trail Designs. You would be buying direct from the company, not through a third party. IIRC, they have too payment options: credit/debit card or Paypal. BTW, I might be wrong, but I think you get the same coverage for fraud from a debit card as with a credit card. A credit card's advantage is that it gives a guarantee for the goods (if they cost more than a certain limit). Maybe somebody can correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm not trying to push you to buy from TD if you aren't comfortable, but it would be a shame if you missed out on the stove you want due to fears which are misfounded.
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