HPG Shepherd Stove

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Whatever became of this stove? It seems like it was a pretty well received design but the production fell flat on it's face and I haven't really heard much of it in the last 5 years. Reason I'm asking is that I am designing a stove that is similar to their design with a few minor design improvements. I'm considering bringing it to market if I can hit my weight and durability goals with the prototype. Obviously I don't want to copy someones design if they're still working on producing it but it's been 5 years and I have yet to see one in person.

I did try to contact HPG but all I get is automated replies which is pretty obnoxious. Anyone have an inside scoop?
 
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The HPG crew is all active on the “Hill People Gear Owners Group” on Facebook. You will surely get a pretty quick reply from them if you inquire in that group. Good luck.
 
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I don't do Facebook, but I assume if they don't want to communicate via email they won't message me on Facebook either.
 

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I don't do Facebook, but I assume if they don't want to communicate via email they won't message me on Facebook either.
Not necessarily. Scot and Evan are actually pretty active on the FB group. I don't know that they do a whole lot of customer service emails for the shop though.
 
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Not necessarily. Scot and Evan are actually pretty active on the FB group. I don't know that they do a whole lot of customer service emails for the shop though.
OK. I might have to register on their forum and see if I can reach them through that.
 

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Keep us informed on your design though because I have been looking for a hpg stove on the used market for a while and keep missing them when they become available.
 
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Keep us informed on your design though because I have been looking for a hpg stove on the used market for a while and keep missing them when they become available.
Will do. I have everything all drawn up, and I'm making the final tweaks to the design. Hopefully I can cut my first prototypes sometime next week. I need to test out a few material thicknesses for durability. I'm hoping to keep the stainless version under 2lbs, and a titanium version closer to 1lb.
 

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Will do. I have everything all drawn up, and I'm making the final tweaks to the design. Hopefully I can cut my first prototypes sometime next week. I need to test out a few material thicknesses for durability. I'm hoping to keep the stainless version under 2lbs, and a titanium version closer to 1lb.
How did you make out with your stove?
 

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Well I hope you do. This looks like the best design for a tent stove I have seen although it probably could used some kind of draft control at the bottom. Just wish I could find one for sale.
 

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I did a stainless prototype but then got slammed at work and never developed it further. The initial design was promising, but I should make a few tweaks and then cut some out of titanium
Did it slow down at work? You pick this stove idea back up again?
 
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