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Camp Stoves

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Offline Al

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2008, 11:52:11 PM »
Camping is like anything else.  The more you do it the better you get at doing it.  Enjoy!

Al

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2008, 11:56:02 PM »
Doesn't get more lightweight than a Super Cat. Pretty easy to use, just pour a little fuel in and light. Of course, it's pretty much just good for boiling water. Denatured alcohol is the fuel of choice and very easy to find.
http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/SuperCat/index.html

That does look easy to use and easy to build...I may have to try that this weekend....at home far away from the house so I don't blow anything up :nailbitting:

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2008, 11:56:17 PM »
Scary moment to be in, when that happened. But to me , this stove (Coleman dualfuel) has never failed me. There is always a first time, though.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2008, 04:46:12 AM »
I had a Peak 1 multi-fuel for years. Then I took it apart to clean it once, after 6 years service, and must not have gotten it quite back together correctly. I lit it and it became a fireball..... so I drop kicked it across the yard and ran behind a tree. Luckily, it went out.... I bought a Coleman 533 like Homero and it works real nice. However, it will flame up right when you light it, which is normal with most Coleman stoves. For very light weight, and VERY versitile use, you might consider the Primus Omni-Fuel. Burns practically anything.



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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2008, 05:28:29 AM »
I had a Peak 1 multi-fuel for years. Then I took it apart to clean it once, after 6 years service, and must not have gotten it quite back together correctly. I lit it and it became a fireball..... so I drop kicked it across the yard and ran behind a tree. Luckily, it went out.... I bought a Coleman 533 like Homero and it works real nice. However, it will flame up right when you light it, which is normal with most Coleman stoves. For very light weight, and VERY versitile use, you might consider the Primus Omni-Fuel. Burns practically anything.




I'll check that out...looked it up on the web just now.  Looks like that may be a good option for me.  Thanks!

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2008, 08:25:06 AM »
Primus OmniFuel for the last 3 years.  It works perfectly for me.  I've never burned any of the dirty fuels, as I only use Coleman Fuel in it, but it's cool that it has the ability to burn other fuels.

For extreme Ultralight backpacking I bring along my MiniBullDesign Elite.


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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2008, 08:51:15 AM »
I got a Jetboil last year and have been extremely happy with it. 

It's lightweight, I don't have to carry a mess kit, and it can bring a few cups of water to a boil in no time.

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2008, 09:49:05 AM »
My Avatar has me standing on my stove, but it's a little heavy backpacking at 8,500 lbs tows nice though. :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2008, 03:01:58 PM »
For extreme Ultralight backpacking I bring along my MiniBullDesign Elite.

That's a cool link. I'm not totally happy with my Super Cat so I'll have to look into some other options.

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2008, 04:18:51 PM »
Primus OmniFuel for the last 3 years.  It works perfectly for me.  I've never burned any of the dirty fuels, as I only use Coleman Fuel in it, but it's cool that it has the ability to burn other fuels.

For extreme Ultralight backpacking I bring along my MiniBullDesign Elite.



That's a nice stove Sanjuro82. Tinny and his Minibull Design stoves have a great reputation and are well made.
I have his Trek #2 and am very happy with it.


I am a big fan of The White Box stove that Bill Ballowe crafts in Montana.
I have used his stoves for a number of years now and have followed them through various transitions.
His newest White Box Stove is the most durable alcohol stove I have used yet.
It is similar to his last model in that it is made from an aluminum bottle, but this new version does not have the rivets,
and instead uses a process called the "cope roll" to seal it.



I have a review for the Minibull design Trek #2 here:
http://www.thehikersforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=192

and for the White Box Stove Rivet Model here:
http://www.thehikersforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2008, 06:07:36 PM »
I like this one. Not the lightest, or the best for doing anything but boiling water, but.........it works well, and I think it is cool!

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2008, 07:18:16 PM »
I like this one. Not the lightest, or the best for doing anything but boiling water, but.........it works well, and I think it is cool!



The Jetboil is a model of efficiency, that's for sure. There is not a lot of heat lost thanks to the patented Flux ring.
I am interested in seeing how the MSR Reactor and the Primus Eta express stove will compete with the JetBoil over time.
 
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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2008, 08:18:41 PM »
Well, I'm home with my new stove...MSR Whisperlite!  Going to try it out tomorrow out on the driveway....if you see smoke and flames off in the distance towards Brenham, I've blown up another stove...


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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2008, 08:36:35 PM »
I love pouring gas in the little cup beneath the generator and firing it up in order to heat it up so it will generate . . . it wants to sit is a pool of fuel! Excellent pick!

Al

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Re: Camp Stoves
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2008, 08:46:37 PM »
Well, I'm home with my new stove...MSR Whisperlite!  Going to try it out tomorrow out on the driveway....if you see smoke and flames off in the distance towards Brenham, I've blown up another stove...


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Congrats Peach! :eusa_clap:
It's a proven classic and should last you a lifetime. :icon_smile:

I'll keep an eye out for the smoke and flames.
As will those ever curious neighbors of yours.  :icon_wink:
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

 


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