Posted by: old_user on Jul-07-08 2:15 PM (EST)
What stove do you use when weight and size matters related to stove and fuel? I am not talking about the super expensive, super light backpacking high end. Right now all I own is propane and curious about what others are using for canoe camping.
Oh, and price also matters! ; )
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Coleman single burner|
Posted by: jhb8426 on Jul-07-08 5:11 PM (EST)
I use the coleman single burner liquid fuel stove.
Posted by: old_user on May-05-10 5:27 PM (EST)
sure is nice to saute in my heavy pan while boiling potatoes. it never tips over either.
Posted by: bryanhansel on Jul-07-08 5:14 PM (EST)
Pop can stoves are light, cheap, and they work great. Plus you can make your own in about 30 minutes.
Single burner canister|
Posted by: camprcrafter on Jul-07-08 5:25 PM (EST)
I use single burner canister. Can be cheap as the primus on this page up to over $100. Is that the type of propane you are using now?
Been using a MSR WindPro for years..|
Posted by: gnomon on Jul-07-08 6:04 PM (EST)
and I am very pleased.
The windscreen does matter|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-07-08 8:31 PM (EST)
Posted by: jhb8426 on Jul-08-08 12:33 AM (EST)
"If you are talking these; http://zenstoves.net/Canister/Century.jpg"
Iso-butane stove (Canister Style)|
Posted by: Umnak on Jul-08-08 1:00 AM (EST)
We have been thinking ultralight for paddling for a while and have looked at a number of light -weight stoves. We use fire to cook on our 2 week plus trips here in Southeast Alaska, though we do bring a stove along for the quick cup of soup at lunch. Two stoves meet our needs and I think they will meet yours as well. Our winter stove is the MSR Superfly (4.7 oz) -- it can also be used on Camping Gaz canister and we have one of their small lanterns. The rest of the year its the Coleman Exponent F1 Ultralight Butane Stove. It weighs 3.7 oz and puts out an amazing 16000 BTUs at full throttle. The Coleman fits in my 700 Ml Mug on top of a 100g snowpeak canister and along side of a spork. That set-up is our cooking kit for hikes; total weight is under 10 oz. I bought the Coleman for $40 in Juneau, you could do better anywhere else.
Snow Peak GS-100A|
Posted by: georgia_kayaker on Jul-08-08 1:58 AM (EST)
was my choice because it is small, compact, comes in a plastic case and has a built in ignitor.
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-08-08 8:15 AM (EST)
If you canoe trip in below freezing temps white gas will work better. The canisters freeze up.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-08-08 8:16 AM (EST)
I have a msr pocket rocket. It was cheap under $50.00. Its super light, comes in its own plastic case, and boils water in a few minutes. I love this stove. I have 2, one for backup since my first one is about 6 years old.
Coleman 442 dualfuel.|
Posted by: duggae on Jul-08-08 8:22 PM (EST)
But I only use Coleman fuel in it now. Unleaded gasoline was totally unreliable.
Great discussions; thanks!!|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-08-08 10:46 PM (EST)
I have borrowed or used many of the stoves listed here and liked them. Some are new to me. I am borrowing one of the pocket rocket stoves for my next trip to see if I like it. I used one for a day but only to boil water.
Posted by: chodups on Aug-30-08 11:51 AM (EST)
Easy on fuel, works fast, stores easy. If boiling water is your means of cooking it's excellent.
Posted by: old_user on Sep-05-08 8:55 AM (EST)
I have had my jetboil for three years now. I don't go anywhere without it (camping/hiking/kayaking). It will boil a liter in minutes. Super efficient equals less fuel. I have the coffee press addition, great. Coffee in minutes. Draw backs are, as repeated, doesn't simmer foods well (too hot). I will try the new jetboil cook pot this week.
Jetboil is great stove!|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-11-08 10:54 PM (EST)
Especially if you're looking for boiling water. Not as useful for cooking up full meals, although some of their models are more suitable than the basic boiler. About $80.
I like this little jetboil stove. Good|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-14-08 12:03 AM (EST)
birthday present request. I really liked the pocket rocket stove too. That is what I used & I am definitely buying it. So compact & very stable.
Posted by: old_user on Oct-28-09 10:58 AM (EST)
Another vote for the pocket rocket. You can get one for $30 and the fuel is cheap, light and readily available.
Posted by: bikinjester on Jul-09-08 10:02 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Jul-09-08 10:42 PM (EST)
I got a whisperlite internationale and it is an absolute flaming pile. It's never worked well since the first lightly used year.
on the other hand...|
Posted by: fishdoctor on Sep-27-09 7:49 PM (EST)
I have a Whisperlite Internationale and it has worked great with minimal maintenance and frequent use for at least 6 years. With a minimal tool kit you can field service it quite well.
SVEA Trianga + denatures alcohol = $10|
Posted by: coffeeII on Jul-10-08 11:39 AM (EST)
SVEA Trianga... more info|
Posted by: coffeeII on Jul-10-08 12:20 PM (EST)
Finally found the link...|
Posted by: coffeeII on Jul-10-08 12:37 PM (EST)
Svea stove & Mess Kit - SS vs Alum|
Posted by: jtmusiel on May-24-09 9:37 PM (EST)
This thread peaked my interest in the Svea/Trangia stove/kit a few months ago. I bought a kit with stainless steel pans. It was slow (2 cups boiled in 11 minutes). I then bought a kit with aluminum pans. It was much faster (2 cups boiled in 6 minutes). It also weighs about 1 pound less. My test boils were under roughly the same conditions. I recommend aluminum.
Posted by: jefallon on Aug-12-08 5:11 PM (EST)
that the above from Sportsman's Guide looks like only the stoves and windscreens/pot supports but not the pots themselves. It may be difficult to fine pots that fit inside the supports. The stoves could be used with makeshift pot supports and whatever pots you have.
Posted by: old_user on Oct-06-08 3:12 PM (EST)
I've had a svea123 for almost forty years and it's going to outlast me. I added a pump to make it easier in to prime in cold weather but I could live without it. Simple, classic, & practical if you can live w/ a one-burner. I've seen them on ebay and you should check garage sales. My wife has an msr dragonfly which we take for backpacking: lighter, more hi-tec, more fuel options but I kinda miss the svea when I light it up.
Love that SVEA roar too !|
Posted by: ezwater on May-23-09 11:00 PM (EST)
We have two 123s we bought around 1970. If they could have suppressed the V-1 rocket roar somehow, they would still be selling them.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-10-08 1:10 PM (EST)
I use a Coleman Apex II as a primary stove because I love the fuel delivery system.
I use an ancient Coleman Peak I|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Jul-11-08 12:33 AM (EST)
The old Peak I is good enough for me. It really packs a punch at "full throttle" (better not even use the full-pwer setting unless the pot you are using is more than 14 inches in diameter or you'll get flames all up the sides), but it simmers better than most of the really expensive stoves I see other people using. The only reliablity issue I have had is age-related valve-seal leakage, which so far has been repairable simply by tightening the packings.
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-11-08 1:08 AM (EST)
of having several mostly empty but not quite canisters in your garage...unless you want to take them all for your next week long trip.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-11-08 10:08 PM (EST)
If you want a light weight, small, relatively inexpensive ($39) cannister stove it is hard to beat the MSR pocket rocket. Weighs 4 ozs and can be stored is a small quart pot. Cannisters are a little problem becasue you always seem to have a half full one but if you punch a hole in them after they are empty they can be recycled.
Posted by: old_user on Aug-12-08 3:20 PM (EST)
yes I want to make my stove!!|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-14-08 12:04 AM (EST)
Stove party must be planned.
Link to plans, templates and instruction|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-15-08 8:54 AM (EST)
made my own..|
Posted by: devilssoninlaw on Oct-31-09 6:24 AM (EST)
of many different designs on zen stoves. All burn alcohol and all work well. I like the cat food can the best! And it was the simplest!
The cat stove is one of my|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-14-08 9:49 AM (EST)
Posted by: redmond on Aug-14-08 1:49 PM (EST)
Anyone used one of these? Backpacker mag gave it a good review if I remember correctly.
Posted by: chodups on Aug-29-09 12:29 PM (EST)
My buddy has a Reactor. I have a Jetboil.
Posted by: paddletothesea on Aug-15-08 5:41 PM (EST)
Well the two burner coleman stoves are always good and durable..they have been the standard for camping stove for a long time. its big and may not be good for kayaking but for canoing...
Thanks for the links|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-15-08 8:53 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Aug-16-08 7:54 PM (EST)
can we do the party by VTC?
Posted by: old_user on Aug-17-08 11:51 AM (EST)
I will just have to mail everyone their beer in advance. : )
Posted by: old_user on Aug-17-08 1:12 PM (EST)
I use a MSR XKG-EX. It's loud, doesn't simmer, not the lightest, doesn't pack as well as others, and cost around $130. However, it will burn anything you put in the tank, is the number one proven expedition stove worldwide, super fast boil times, and has never failed me. It's over kill for most trips but it's cool.Also, I'm not a canister guy, I prefer liquid fuel. I used a Peak 1 prior to this for 10 years.
just got an MSR whisper light in Decembe|
Posted by: jonsprag1 on Sep-22-08 9:37 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Aug-17-08 3:05 PM (EST)
has been my latest stove. I to am moving away from the canister fuels. Lately I have also been taking a Thremette to boil water using sticks and twigs, why burn expensive fuel to boil water? Another just tried option for the water is a Littlebug folding stove. It has the advantage over the Thremette by being easier to transport in the kayak. I use a pot I was already taking but now it has a black coat :)
Lightweight Camp Stoves|
Posted by: Murph1 on Aug-18-08 1:49 PM (EST)
I have used just about every type of camp stove on the market over the 50+ years I have backpacked, climbed, river run, and XC Skiied. As an Outdoor Living Instructor I purchased many different types of stoves so students would get experience using different models and types of fuels. I have used propane, butane, white gas, alcohol, and regular gas models.
Posted by: coffeeII on Aug-18-08 9:22 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Aug-19-08 12:27 PM (EST)
Where might one find an 8R for $59? I've never been able to find one except on auction, sold as "vintage" for ridiculous prices.
Optimus 8 R white gas stove|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-20-08 12:41 PM (EST)
How funny, I'd like to find one to display...
Here yer go...|
Posted by: FatElmo on Sep-17-08 8:14 AM (EST)
new optimus 8r|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-14-09 9:45 PM (EST)
hey, i had an optimus 8r just like your old one... a "friend" took it when the moved out... now i want a new one... i get outbid on the old ones all the time on ebay i give up! i have heard bad things about the new models... i am now leaning towards the 123 instead what do u think about the new 8r u have?
8r is new(ish)|
Posted by: siriushf on Oct-20-09 5:16 AM (EST)
I have a "no 8" (without built in cleaning needle). I tend to think of the 8r as being new. ;-)
Posted by: old_user on Aug-24-08 4:57 PM (EST)
Russian copies out there for under $50, hard to tell from the real thing.
Jetboil PCS. All I need|
Posted by: duggae on Aug-30-08 12:51 AM (EST)
Small , efficient, cooks the type of food I eat and makes great coffee.
but what if|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-30-08 5:48 PM (EST)
you don't want to eat something froma foil pack that you just add hot water to?
Found a vid....|
Posted by: coffeeII on Sep-05-08 10:09 AM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Sep-06-08 12:29 AM (EST)
I just picked up a used Primus Multifuel (Himalaya) stove. It has a metal pump unlike MSR's, will burn White gas, Coleman fuel, kerosene *and* butane cannisters. I've tried it with the butane and white gas and it works great. It's a real rocket, but can simmer with a little fiddling on white gas and perfectly with butane.
I like my zip ztove|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-08-08 9:21 PM (EST)
I dont have to worry about packing fuel and it spilling all over my gear. Cleanup may take a little more elbow grease
Jet-Boil fuel use|
Posted by: Mattt on Sep-09-08 8:59 AM (EST)
Mystical asked ...
Posted by: old_user on Sep-09-08 5:17 PM (EST)
Sorry I'm late to the party. I find it curious that no one has mentioned a kelly kettle. Apparently, this European marvel has not made much of an impact in the states. I read about them in an article and think that I need to give one a try. Looks fantastic. No waiting for coffee!!! Any thoughts... yes they really do burn real wood
Yes, I agree!!|
Posted by: coffeeII on Sep-09-08 6:43 PM (EST)
I have been looking into these aswell. You can get a perforated ring for the burner, so that you can cook over it too.
Posted by: PJC on May-05-10 5:39 PM (EST)
You two are kindred spirits here...
Jet Boil - Dualist for Couples|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-10-08 4:15 PM (EST)
My husband and I use either the Jetboil or Dualist. We carried the Dualist on our AT backpacking trip in July and enjoyed this self contained cooking system for two.
Back up !!!!!|
Posted by: bill68 on Sep-11-08 1:08 AM (EST)
My first trip to the BWCAW and .... Suprise my trusty 10 yr. old perfect condition stove takes a big steamy &$#* !!!!!. Always carry a back up . I like the MSR Pocket Rocket for this. I have a Super Fly as a main stove because I like the more spread out flame .
Back Up - Neufeld MK I..|
Posted by: chodups on Sep-11-08 8:46 PM (EST)
This is what I back up my Jetboil with.
propane stoves in Ont Parks|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-20-08 11:21 AM (EST)
Kayakmedic stated propane stoves are banned in Ont parks. I'm looking for clarification on this.
Posted by: paddlesheep on Sep-20-08 2:46 PM (EST)
I think you're not allowed to dispose of them in the park. But you can still use them.
Posted by: paddletothesea on Sep-20-08 11:59 PM (EST)
There really isnt any "high end pricy backpack stoves" they are all fairly cheap.
Speaking of back-up|
Posted by: Jsaults on Sep-24-08 3:29 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Aug-25-09 10:00 PM (EST)
I have used one for several years, for paddling and backpacking, it does need a AA battery. This thing will fire up like a blow torch, the fan is 2 speed. They say you can even burn cow manure (I don't think I would ) it never fails and there is no fuel to carry as sticks etc are always available. I use a trioxaine tab. to start the fire.
It is great|
Posted by: old_user on May-13-10 11:52 AM (EST)
To k ow so
small camping stoves|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-03-08 10:50 PM (EST)
I've also had to downsize my stove when I had to switch from canoe camping to solo kayak camping. I didn't want to spend a $100 on a mountaineering stove and I definitely didn't want anything to do with white gasoline in the confined spaces of a kayak. I went with a little Clickstand alcohol stove and now I prefer it over my old 2 burner Coleman propane stove even when camping out of my van. The key with alcohol stoves is that you must use a good windscreen to concentrate the heat whether or not it is windy. Some posts report that alcohol stoves are slower to boil, but I have not found that to be the case when I use a windscreen. My favorite is a Clikstand S2 with the windscreen combined with a Trangia burner. I can bring a quart of water to a boil in about 5 minutes if I use the windscreen. I use the yellow HEET plastic bottles like a previous post recommended. You can get HEET now with replaceable screw on caps. The yellow bottles are very cheap and their long snouts make it easy to pour the alcohol. I also recommend a folding candle lighter since you can light the stove without getting your hands near it. Here are some links: www.clikstand.com
Alcohol stoves . . .|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-04-08 7:18 PM (EST)
I have been using alcohol stoves a little since they started giving me a hard time carrying my little Coleman Peak 1 on Space A and commercial airline fligts. So silly shit about gasoline or some such.
I don't need no stinkin' stoves...|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-08-08 2:41 PM (EST)
Even under the wettest conditions I can have a cooking fire ready in 10 - 15 minutes. If you know where to look for dry tender and carry some lighter knot pieces with you you don't have to spend any money on a high-tech, tin-thin, breakable gadget masquerading as stoves these days.
I agree! But...|
Posted by: coffeeII on Oct-09-08 1:59 PM (EST)
I use my SVEA Trianga... No pumping or noise or other BS. It is all contained in it's own cookset & windscreen. It cost me $5 & has been COMPLETELY faithful since day one! No "rebuild" shit kits, no priming, etc...
Posted by: old_user on May-05-09 4:46 PM (EST)
Does nobody on here use Dutch Ovens?? You can cook anything in them...boil water for drinking...throw a trout in there..or anything. Flip the lid over and us it to fry your eggs on. They really arent that heavy, and you can pack a few cloths and small bottle of oil plus a scrubber inside it. I have a few Lodge ovens I'll never be without! Just be sure to wrap it in a sack, and tie it off to your thwart. If you tip over it's headed straight to the bottom in a hurry if ya dont!
If you don't use it . . .|
Posted by: old_user on May-05-09 8:12 PM (EST)
. . . for cookin' you can always use it to anchor.
SVEA Triangas are good|
Posted by: bowrudder on Dec-27-10 11:30 PM (EST)
If you like carting around a metal box, and need bells and whistles. I prefer a basic pop can stove. Add alcohol, get heat. Zero moving parts.
The SVEA Trianga is a "pop can" stove...|
Posted by: CoffeeII on Dec-31-10 10:51 AM (EST)
Basically. Add Denatured Alcohol, light, cook. The only bells & whistles are if you get the Swedish cookset with it. Then you get a pot, pan/cup & windscreen.
Don't think so ..quite|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-01-11 4:41 PM (EST)
I got a Trianga a couple of weeks ago. It actually has a lid that you can use to adjust the flame. I suspect it works by limiting the oxygen available.
Ahhhhhh... I see now, you actually have|
Posted by: CoffeeII on Jan-02-11 10:43 AM (EST)
The SVEA Trianga Spirit stove... There is the difference. Mine is the Military model, it does not have the "simmer ring" that you describe.
Posted by: old_user on May-15-09 9:09 AM (EST)
I have almost used every type of stove, and there is no perfect stove for every situation. I am an advocate of white gas stoves for the most part, however I do have a couple Iso Butane stoves that I can throw in a day pack for a quick cup of tea. (I don't use them much since it is hard to find recyclers for the the cannisters and you can't bake on them.) I think the Whisperlite (MSR) is a great little stove for the money.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-12-10 5:33 PM (EST)
heares my cotribution towards 100...
GSI Pots and Markill|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-25-09 5:59 PM (EST)
The jet boil is nice, but a good alternative is a GSI 1.25 liter boiler pot with a "hotshot markill" stove. The standard cannisters of fuel fit inside them. If I have the small cannister, I can put the Markill stove under the cannister, If I use a large cannister, I put the stove in the top of the mesh bag that the GIS pot goes into along with a fork and spoon along the side.
Posted by: old_user on Aug-29-09 1:04 PM (EST)
I have used every stove.The best way to go is coleman expontent.It is easy to get parts.Go on eBay and pick up an old coleman aluminum case to go with this stove.It will fit inside the older case and can be used as a pot and fry pan.
some kind of MSR|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-29-09 8:22 PM (EST)
I use a MSR but can't remember the name of it. It is a multi-fuel stove. I can get gasoline or kerosene anywhere, but can't necessarily find a propane cylinder anywhere. If you plan on being in remote areas make it a multifuel stove. And then there is always the old standby - fire. More fun than a stove where it is allowed.
MSR IS KING|
Posted by: redrocket on Sep-26-09 2:20 PM (EST)
MSR pocket rocket is all you ever need ive had a crapload of stoves and that one is by FAR the best!
Posted by: waterbird on Sep-27-09 3:13 PM (EST)
for backpacking, because it's relatively light (not the lightest) and one of the few light stoves that will simmer. Got it on Craigslist for just $50.
Posted by: point65kayakguy on Sep-27-09 5:13 PM (EST)
a MSR whisperlight and I love it.Prior to my MSR I was using a one burner propane stove.Took up a lot of room...not to mention having to pack empty canisters out of the bush as well.
generally carry two|
Posted by: jonathan on Sep-29-09 9:38 PM (EST)
MSR Pocket Rocket: Pros- small, light, fast, efficient, inexpensive. Cons- tippy with larger pots, fuel canisters don't work well in cooler weather (Sleep with it), difficult to simmer.
Posted by: old_user on Oct-01-09 4:43 PM (EST)
I have used lots of stoves in 45 years of backpacking and mountaineering, and they all work. Jet Boils are great if you just want to boil water. Gas stoves are best for melting snow and cooking for large groups. The MSR Dragonfly is a gas stove that simmers, but its as loud as a jet engine. Its my go-to stove for winter camping.
Just got back|
Posted by: DanielJ on Oct-15-09 4:07 PM (EST)
I think we might have run into you|
Posted by: Beaverjack on Oct-19-09 9:37 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Jan-06-10 9:23 PM (EST)
I use a Crux Optimus, which is pretty much awesome. it's a propane/butane stove, but then it's the lightweight, high-end one you sound like you're looking to avoid. about $60.
Posted by: Dale85 on Jan-11-10 5:41 PM (EST)
I use a MSR whisper lite when i'm trying to carry small amounts of gear. I've cooked just about everything on it, including frying bacon. Although I havn't figured out why they call it a whisper lite because it sounds like a 747 taking off...haha. Its a good peice of gear though. The fuel last a considerable amount of time. I used it twice a day for a week in Lake Fontana NC and only used half of the large bottle. It was light weight and easy to maintain. A soda can and alcohol is a great back up!
SVEA 123. I own two of them. Noisy,|
Posted by: ezwater on Mar-14-10 5:10 PM (EST)
but simple and effective.
Posted by: HYBES on Mar-17-10 7:42 AM (EST)
I use a MSR Dragonfly and a Coleman single and 2 burner propane.The MSR is good for lightweight outings and space issues.The propanes work great and dont get the credit they deserve,there cheap and reliable.
Posted by: jtmusiel on May-05-10 4:44 PM (EST)
I came across this little gem on another site:
Posted by: old_user on May-05-10 9:58 PM (EST)
Hands down for price, size, weight + durability. I have a review here: http://www.milespaddled.com/2008/04/primus-yellowstone-classtrail-stove.html
I've got a collection of stoves|
Posted by: sweeper on May-18-10 2:54 AM (EST)
First of all a GREAT site for those of you who love camp stoves here a link for you.
Posted by: oldtownpaddler on Jun-23-10 9:35 AM (EST)
i would by a single burner coleman stove maybe evan a double burner any coleman product works
I can't believe......|
Posted by: chodups on Jun-28-10 10:06 PM (EST)
....that this post has been out there as long as it has yet hasn't hit 100 replies.
Posted by: Skerray on Jul-09-10 6:25 PM (EST)
Whisper Lite International or for longer trips the Dragonfly. Easy, reliable and flex on the fuels.
Posted by: Lyngo on Jul-17-10 7:41 AM (EST)
I just took my first trip with an alcohol stove and loved it. I've used a MSR Whisperlight, Simmerlight, and a Brunton Optimus (and still own various parts of each, thanks to breakage and TSA). These will all be sold or given away, along with several red fuel containers. If it takes 2-3 minutes longer to get water to boil, so be it, I'm out camping and have the time.
Another advantage for alcohol . . .|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-18-10 9:38 PM (EST)
. . . stoves is you can put your fuel in a Everclear bottle and carry it in you checked baggage.
Posted by: CoffeeII on Jan-24-11 12:28 PM (EST)
denatured alcohol. Afew bucks for a gallon & it will last you afew years. Not sooty either.
denatured alcohol unavailable|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-24-11 1:00 PM (EST)
in Canada..so don't plan on finding any.
Posted by: gnatcatcher on Jan-24-11 2:07 PM (EST)
Gas line antifreeze. Can you get that in Canada?
Posted by: paddlesheep on Feb-01-11 11:45 PM (EST)
$8 for four litres at Cdn Tire.
MSR Pocket Rocket|
Posted by: Reefmonkey on Jan-24-11 12:05 PM (EST)
Cheap, reliable, compact, simple to use. Can't beat it. Only drawbacks - not good for altitude (not a problem for canoe camping) or winter camping.
Pocket rocket at altitude|
Posted by: old_user on Jan-25-11 1:36 PM (EST)
..use a small cup, light the stove after warming the canister inside your shirt (I keep mine in the foot of my sleeping bag overnight...)warm a few ounces of water and pour that water over the canister, and the stove will take off....using a windscreen at altitude or on subfreezing days will greatly improve the stoves performance.
Posted by: rblturtle on Feb-25-11 6:04 AM (EST)
When going lite I use a mil surplus volcano stove. it was meant to burn fuel tabs,but I burn twigs and pinecones. I don't use the canteen part,just the cup. The cost only 10-15$ and is real lite. It's only good to boil water,but thats all I do. You nees to move the cup higher to burn wood in it.