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What type of stove?
“I need to replace my old Coleman single burner propane stove, the one where the burner screws into the tank and the tank sits in a plastic base. It has served me well and I need to get some advise.
I really like some of these newer, lighter stove like the MSR Whisperlite, Simmerlite and Coleman Exponent Apex II. I really like that I could adjust the flame on the propane (simmering) and I know nothing about these new liquid fuel stoves. Maybe I'm old school, but propane has been good to me. Plus I can use the canisters for our two burner and lanterns when we car camp. Are the burners fully adjustable on the liquid fuel stoves?
“Yes and no.”
“nice definitive answer, flip-flopper”
“the wisperlight international is byfare the most versital stove a the price. However, I have really enjoyed the superfly and the dragonfly combination.”
Multiple use... multiple Stoves:)
“JetBoil... Overnights with wife and convienience. Just Like it:)
Simmerlite... Long multi-day trips. Fuel is easy to find. Will use on JMT and TRT:)
RedBull Alcohol... Solo super-ultralight 2 or 3 night trips. When conditions will be good:)
Pocket Rocket... Just have it for conditions I don't feel comfortable w/ taking my RedBull. But I have never used it:)
Keep in mind I change my mind frequently... 99% of the time I just need to Boil water.
I have never attempted to cook an actual meal while hiking...
Although, I am sure with the new Jetboil pot/pan attachment my wife will have us cooking pancakes and such;)
“My next purchase will be the MSR Pocket Rocket. IMHO its the best combination of weight (3oz) and convience, Coffee drinkers will understand.”
“If the canister stoves have always worked well there is no reason to change.
Camping Gaz Turbo Bluett $29.99
MSR Pocket Rocket $39.95
MSR SuperFly $49.95
All at campmor.
These are all MUCH lighter and smaller than using the heavy propane canisters.
Liquid fuels are cheaper to run than the canisters.
Alcohol or White gas.
White gas is what you use for very cold or very high (^10K ft) conditions and must be pressurized either by pumping or pre-heating with a primer fire or both.
Whisperlight is simple but has two settings, volcano and off.
Simmerlight, Coleman Apex II, Optimus Nova, and the vintage SVEA 123, all have flame control.
Alcohol have both with and without flame control also. Search for threads on the pepsi can stove (no adjustment) or Cat food can stove (some have adjustable flames).
Cheap stove, cheap fuel, light weight, no-brainer to use, even I can manage to light them LOL.”
“Thinkbubelz & I have the Primus Yellowstone Techno Trail Stove with Piezo:
It's a little heavier than the Pocket Rocket (about 6.4 oz, vs. 3 oz.) But we like the fact that the little Piezo lighter makes it easy to light up (no matches!) and I think it feels a little less wobbly (when I compared the 2 stoves at REI).
Cost is the same as the Pocket Rocket and it runs on the little cannisters of fuel as well.”
“Denatured alcohol in a Pepsi stove, year-round (gotta insulate better in cold weather). But not for melting snow, then you need a "real" stove.”
“I love my MSR XGK, though a tad expensive and a little heavy, I've never had a problem with it on the trail”
“I too enjoy a bit of alcohol now and then, bit.”
“Hey bitpusher did you make your can stove i have made 2 so far 1 st one worked ok (think the holes where to big) the 2 nd one is drying from jb weld ..
How bike of holes are you making in yours????
“Yah, I've made several. I use a pushpin to make the holes, it's the easiest way. Heck, sometimes I make them at my desk during lunch. I don't bother to JB weld mine, I'm just really careful when I push together to not leave any voids. This is easier if you crimp the top edge of the base like a fireplace flue before you try and push the parts together.”
“If you only backpack in warmer weather then a cannister stove is the way to go. if you are going to go in sub-freezing then a white gas is the way to go.
Personally I use the MSR Pocket Rocket but the MSR Superfly has a better pot stand.”
I have been using a small drill bit .. I will try it with out jbweld
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