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Postby whrdafamI? » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:52 pm

I was wondering what are you using for a stove? I started out many years ago with a Optimus 8R. Later I went with a Camping Gaz Tri Star which was OK. Last Coleman fuel type stove was a MSR Dragonfly. Last year I opted for a Snow Peak Giga Power for the size and weight ratio aspect. Since I mostly just boil water to cook it has proved to be more then adequate. So what are using and why do you like it?
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Re: Stoves

Postby rlown » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:30 pm

I use a Coleman Apollo Exponent stove.
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It is a dual fuel stove, but I haven't tried the unleaded gas in it yet. I probably should because Coleman white gas seems harder to find and really expensive now.

As you can see, we do more than just boil water. I like it because it will simmer well for finer, longer cooking processes and boils like a mad man.
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Re: Stoves

Postby AlmostThere » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:31 pm

I use alcohol stoves. I have a cat, so they're easy and free to replace, not that I've had to yet. Can't imagine needing anything heavier just to boil water.

I have a couple of canister stoves for group use. They freak people out less.
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Re: Stoves

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:53 pm

I am the cook on most trips and usually have 5+ guys that I try to feed with one pot meals. For years I had a Coleman Peak 1 that I loved since it was reliable and easy to use. It started showing it's age and so I picked up an MSR Whisperlite on sale at REI. Used it last year and loved it. I don't think it's the lightest thing out there, but it allowed me to cook for a crew of 9 last summer.

I just recently made a cat can stove and am going to take it on a small trip to Point Reyes in May. That may be what I use the in future if I'm out solo or with a couple other people. It's definitely not for cooking.
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Re: Stoves

Postby maverick » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:09 pm

I used a Whisperlite a long time ago, but have been using a Pocket Rocket for the
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Re: Stoves

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:58 pm

I used a Pocket Rocket for several years, but have switched to a jet boil. Not the lightest thing out there, but I like it. That's when I use a stove. I'm trying to go stoveless....
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Re: Stoves

Postby oldranger » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:07 pm

Russ,

As the guy who remembers everything, haven't we had this conversation before? With new products it is not a bad idea to recycle topics from time to time, though.

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Re: Stoves

Postby rlown » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:20 pm

yes, Mike, we have. In many different Venues. But as you said, good to recycle some things. Stoves are no different it seems than any other gear.. It depends on what you're doing..

When i hunt, I take two old coleman two-burner gas stoves, which then sit on a table outside my camper for those great lamb stew or liver (if lucky) meals after a day in the field. I started on backpacking with a Peak 1 I bought when 16. You have to remember that we do have new people and just try and do a meaningful search on "stove".
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Re: Stoves

Postby whrdafamI? » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:33 am

Mike and Russ, actually I did do a "search" on stoves before starting this thread. Didn't find much. Longest one pertained to Alcohol Stoves which I have absolutely no interest in. Yes I am new on here and haven't had the number of posts you guys have had and doubt that I will. Forums are interesting places to visit. One thing that I have always found to be true is that for the charter members or those that are close it becomes like a high school "clique". New comers are always suspect. Just because I am new on here doesn't mean that I am new to this sport. Being that I am new to here I just might touch on subjects that have been discussed before. Sometimes posts are made by new people in a attempt to be like a "ice breaker" and try to fit in. I tried that earlier with a post titled "Hello". Only 2 replies and not a single "hello" back in over 65 veiws. I had it removed. I really hoped that this forum would be different and a little bit more friendly but I am just not feeling it.
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Re: Stoves

Postby copeg » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:20 am

I use an alcohol stove (cat can) for '3-season' use. Its light, quiet, requires little fuel, and sometimes can make cooking a challenge. It stinks however when the temps get below freezing, so depending upon the season (early spring/late fall - winter) I take the good ol' whisperlite. Is consisten and the thing rocks at bringing water to a boil fast melting snow.
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Re: Stoves

Postby ERIC » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:27 am

Whisperlite for winter camping, Pocket Rocket for everything else.
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Re: Stoves

Postby markskor » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:04 am

Ran the gamut from Svea, Hank Roberts, Peak 1, MSR (various models) - never any alcohol Pepsi-can models though -

As I occasionally, actually like/enjoy cooking (trout), among other things and not a big fan of "Meals-in-a-pouch" -
Require a stove that simmers, capable of using a wind screen, and is stable.
I now carry a canister - MSR Windpro for most 3-season work, and a dependable white gas - MSR XG for winters.
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