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nyooom 06/17/14(Tue)07:25 UTC+1 No.334138 Report

hey out can i get some advice what are the "best" portable camp stoves and why (price range $200 Canadian)
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nyooom 06/17/14(Tue)07:33 UTC+1 No.334142 Report

bump
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)16:15 UTC+1 No.334240 Report

I don't much and I'm far from an expert but I've used this for years with a wind guard and I love it, esp for the price.

From what I can recall about stoves, what matters most is the climate that you'll be using them in. Certain fuels work better at certain temps and altitudes, so you might want to start there.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)16:44 UTC+1 No.334248 Report

It depends on your altitude or temperature. If you're on a snowy mountain trail, get something suited for that. I have a jetboil and homemade alcohol stove, and both work fine for me. Only thing I don't like about the jet boil is that I can't simmer or fry food without messing with it, but it boils water really quickly. I made the alcohol stove out of an aluminum water bottle, and the denatured alcohol can be bought for cheap anywhere.

Pic related for the alcohol stove
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)16:48 UTC+1 No.334256 Report

For what application OP? I have several stoves for different situations, but overall I think the classic trangia 27 is the most versatile. It's overkill for hikers who just need hot water though. Also fuck off to the thread in the catalog.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)19:30 UTC+1 No.334345 Report

I bought a $5-10 chinese pocket rocket rip off from Amazon. Free shipping. It works just fine for normal use, but I have not tried it at high altitudes and that would probably affect the pocket rocket fuel more than the $5 nozzle.
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nyooom 06/17/14(Tue)20:59 UTC+1 No.334426 Report

>>334256
>>334248
>>334240
Canadian northwards camping kilarny algonquin etc but in the future most likely on crown land and i've seen those alchohal stoves but haven't made one yet also water resistance may be a pluss as i white water canoe a fair bit
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)22:29 UTC+1 No.334488 Report

Alcohol stoves are great. Their fuel can double as a disinfectan. I swear by mine. The damn thing doesnt weigh anything and is practically free to make. Alcohol has a worse burntime to weight factor than gas obviously but you dont have to bring alot.

I use a cheap chinse gas stove myself. It has never failed me. You can pick one up for about 5$. Depending on the temp/altitue you can swap gas cannisters for optimal fuel. It comes in a orange box, if you put a cut up inner tire around it it can't get wet. And even if it does it will still function.
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nyooom 06/17/14(Tue)22:36 UTC+1 No.334495 Report

>>334488
thanks for the info i'll look into cheep china stoves
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)22:51 UTC+1 No.334505 Report

>>334495

I used this string on e-bay to find mine: Outdoor Backpacking Foldable Mini Stove
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)23:08 UTC+1 No.334517 Report

>>334488
>>334495

I have this, and while it performs as advertised, I would not buy it again.

the prongs are too short to stabilize my 1L pot, and the burner creates a tiny hotspot that wastes heat. it's just a very tip prone setup on an 8 or 16 oz can of fuel.

something like the stove pictured will give you a much more pleasant experience.
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nyooom 06/17/14(Tue)23:23 UTC+1 No.334522 Report

>>334517
thanks for the extra info
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)23:36 UTC+1 No.334527 Report

http://www.amazon.com/MSR-11792-Pocket-Rocket-Stove/dp/B000A8C5QE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403044383&sr=8-1&keywords=msr+pocket+rocket


The MSR pocket rocket has served me well on all my hiking and camping expeditions. It's meant for a medium-small sized pot mind you, not really ideal for more than 2 people. I made some great 2 person meals with it, boils water fast, easy to light, good on fuel, super light and small. It's ideal for one person in my opinion, and at only 40 bucks it's a steal for what you get.
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nyooom 06/17/14(Tue)23:49 UTC+1 No.334539 Report

>>334527
i have used these before but is it worth the price?
http://www.amazon.com/MSR-6902-Reactor-Stove-2-5-Liter/dp/B008NOP2WG/ref=sr_1_125?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1403045264&sr=1-125
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Anonymous 06/18/14(Wed)07:35 UTC+1 No.334796 Report

You can't go wrong with a full Trangia. As an alternative take a look at something like the firebox or honey stove, where you can use a metho burner and fallback to small wood fires for cooking, at the expense of the weather resistance of a full trangia set.
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