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Selecting Camping Stoves - What to look for?

Postby Classic Finn » Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:21 pm

Im in the process of purchasing a camping stove... Is there anything special to look for ?

There are so many of them out there to choose from... gets confusing..
Of course safety is of importance ... not only from the stove but by the user also.. but still ....

Dont know exactly which to buy or look at...

Thought Id ask here 1st...

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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:52 pm

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I've went full circle on the stove deal...
Started with a microwave and went backwards in technology to the Flamineta range, then jetisoned myself way back in time to the cast iron dutch ovens... Thus, I'm just going to go with a cast iron double burner unit to go along with all the cast iron. (In build #2 of course, gotta put all that other stuff I paid for in #1)
Propane is an easy way to go, but I do believe that a pressurized white gas stove will produce more BTUs.
I think the first thing to do, is decide what you want from the stove and where you're gonna be camping...
Do you want just a stove top burner, or oven also... Microwave for when you're camping with electrical hookups... Propane for ease of use or white gas for hotter flame...??? :?
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Postby CPASPARKS » Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:56 pm

Howdy Heikki,
I was thinking that I read one of your posts a long time ago about propane. Are the 1lb disposable canisters readily available where you live(camp)???

Let me know...I will have a good suggestion for you. Compact as well.
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Postby Dale M. » Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:56 pm

IF you are looking at a LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) stove, I would look at "connectivity" to a bulk tank.... The 1 pound (US) cylinders get awful expensive after a while. So connecting to a bulk tank (20 pound - or what ever size is popular in your country) may be something to consider....

Connections at stove vary from manufacture to manufacturer, each can have own proprietary connection. Also US LPG connectors are probably different than European so that is consideration...

I personally like the nostalgia of the old 2 burner cast iron stoves (or reproduction) styles. Note that these styles do need a wind screen in most cases... But since I have later design (Coleman) LP gas stove and bulk hose and tank, I will probably stay with that....

I am also not too excited about handling liquid fuels when traveling or filling stove. no matter how careful one is, some always gets spilled...

This threads takes me back to this discussion...

http://tnttt.com/viewto ... opane+hose

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Postby CPASPARKS » Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:01 pm

I agree about the cost of the 1lb canisters...

The set up that I have is that I keep a couple of 20 pounders filled up at home. I bought a connector from Cabelas to fill the 1 pounders from the 20 pounder. Works good for me. I try to keep my gear as minimalist as possible.
I found out through years of camping...we usually take way more stuff and more pounds of stuff camping that we really need.
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Postby Classic Finn » Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:20 pm

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Ok folks these are some of the ones that are readily available...plus connectors that are basically the bigger for trailer gas bottles..so yes
gas and propane are available..



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Then they go to the bigger gas bottle sizes of 1 kilo, 2.5.. which are more expensive.. but not wallet emptiers...

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Postby CPASPARKS » Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:23 pm

Sorry Heikki,
My stoves use propane...I am not familiar with your available fuel over in Finland...
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Re: CAMP STOVE

Postby Classic Finn » Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:25 pm

CPASPARKS wrote:Sorry Heikki,
My stoves use propane...I am not familiar with your available fuel over in Finland...


The ones above are also propane.. :thumbsup:
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Postby WarPony » Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:40 pm

I use those canisters but they are made for small backpacking lanterns and stoves, which I have. I've had them way before I found this forum and still use them for canoeing and camping. I think it would be a PITA to use them as a fuel source in a T or TTT but then again, it may be all you, yourself, have to work with.

BTW, do you pronouce your name HEE-KEE, HAY-KEE or HI-KEE?


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Re: camp stove

Postby Classic Finn » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:04 pm

CPASPARKS wrote:Howdy Heikki,
I was thinking that I read one of your posts a long time ago about propane. Are the 1lb disposable canisters readily available where you live(camp)???

Let me know...I will have a good suggestion for you. Compact as well.


Howdy Kevin

Yes they are available...

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Postby Sonetpro » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:05 pm

I don't know how your wife is. But mine will not light one unless it has a pushbutton starter.
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Postby Classic Finn » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:10 pm

Sonetpro wrote:I don't know how your wife is. But mine will not light one unless it has a pushbutton starter.


My wife is ok with that... button or no.. She,s an outdoors type person...for sure..but its maybe better with a button on it.. :thumbsup:


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Postby Classic Finn » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:14 pm

Dale M. wrote:IF you are looking at a LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) stove, I would look at "connectivity" to a bulk tank.... The 1 pound (US) cylinders get awful expensive after a while. So connecting to a bulk tank (20 pound - or what ever size is popular in your country) may be something to consider....

Connections at stove vary from manufacture to manufacturer, each can have own proprietary connection. Also US LPG connectors are probably different than European so that is consideration...

I personally like the nostalgia of the old 2 burner cast iron stoves (or reproduction) styles. Note that these styles do need a wind screen in most cases... But since I have later design (Coleman) LP gas stove and bulk hose and tank, I will probably stay with that....

I am also not too excited about handling liquid fuels when traveling or filling stove. no matter how careful one is, some always gets spilled...

This threads takes me back to this discussion...

http://tnttt.com/viewto ... opane+hose

Dale


Greetings Dale..

Majority or the most popular are the 2.5 or 3 to 5 kilo bottles here.. For all purposes..

Its just the quality of the stove that Im thinking of...

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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:03 am

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