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Old 09-30-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Camping... stoves & boiling up water?

Apart from the guys that use fancyschmancy jetboil's... What are the rest of y'all using to boil up water when at camp?

I use a bulin BL100 folding gas stove




and an old army kidney cup




which fits on my water bottle...





Just wondering what you guys use? Considering compact sizes and ease of use...
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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Fancy Feast Stove



I also got isobutane burner but have yet to even try it out. I've boiled water, warmed up soup, cooked veggies and popped jiffypop over the fancy feast stove. Works for me :)
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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A 15+ year old MSR Whisperlite and MSR stainless cookware (Alpine model cook set maybe).
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:44 PM   #4
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I dont like using white gas. so i like MSR propane stoves, or snowpeak. about the size of a cell phone. if you crash with white gas, it can spill out and you dont want that stuff next to your hot muffler.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
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I dont like using white gas. so i like MSR propane stoves, or snowpeak. about the size of a cell phone. if you crash with white gas, it can spill out and you dont want that stuff next to your hot muffler.

You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than that happening.

I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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Priorities...

Depends how you want to look at it...

I've got one of those soda/beer can alcohol stoves that works just fine that weighs and costs practically nothing. But it's a pain in the ass to use.

I've also owned several of the pump-em-up white or other gas stoves that worked fine too, but too much fiddly prep time before you get cooking.

For the past five years I've used a JetBoil and it's just easy and works great. And I camp lots too - did over 72K miles in three years mapping routes for a motorcycle guide book and averaged camping at least 4-6 nights per month during that time. The JetBoil nests all together, requires no matches and is easy to maintain and clean. And the fuel canisters seem to last forever! I bet I haven't used 10 in the past five years!

For me, having the convenience and reliability of the JetBoil system trumps the size, weight and perceived savings in fuel costs, etc. of the other systems out there. And they're down right reasonable to buy now. My daughter recently got the basic system for her fiancee at Academy Sports for under $50.

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Old 09-30-2011, 08:11 PM   #7
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SVEA123 and gasoline.
Fits perfectly in an old coffee can for transport.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:01 PM   #8
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I use an MSR Whisperlite. I typically burn gasoline in it (handy fuel, particularly since it is easy to drain some from my gas tank). Works fine, if a bit messy.


That said, I went camping with a buddy last weekend who had one of them fancy Jet Boils.

A Jet Boil is now on my wish list.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:27 PM   #9
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On the bike I use a wisperlight international
It's 20 years old and still going strong, and I hate it as much today as the first day I used it.

In the car I cheat I use a butane powered, caterers burner. (which when I'm not car camping is part of my earthquake kit since you can use them inside with a much reduced fear of Carbon Monoxide poisoning)
Lights fast heats fast and I can use in my sleep it's so easy.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:55 PM   #10
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Wisperlite plus gasoline.

I always carry two tanks.

A 1L tank and 7.5 gallon tank.

Opps, thats the gas tank on the mc.

Sorry(but I am never short of stove gas),
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:34 AM   #11
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I dont like using white gas. so i like MSR propane stoves, or snowpeak. about the size of a cell phone. if you crash with white gas, it can spill out and you dont want that stuff next to your hot muffler.
You don't a tank full of gazoline next to you if you crash but you still ride a bike, right?
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:14 AM   #12
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When I was selecting mine I went for as light as possible. So I got the Crux Optimus Prime stove set.

This pic is of the stove attached to the gas bottle,
http://http://treksa.com/wp-content/...timus_crux.jpg

the whole thing fits into the pot/pan set in the pic below.
http://http://www.e-omc.com/catalog/...large/7408.jpg

So far it has worked very very well, the flame control is in all honesty crap but I mainly just boil water with it so no matter.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:17 AM   #13
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Kelly Kettle the best yet. Light no need to carry fuel.
Boils in minutes. I have tried many stoves but love this one the best.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:56 AM   #14
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I've got a snowpeak titanium folding stove. I used to use (and still have) a whisperlight, but for anything under a week a canister lasts me fine and I cook a lot when camping, not just boiling coffee water.

It's not the most stable setup, but it is ultra compact and cools to the touch in under a minute. Plus the titanium turns a bitchin' blue color

I wish I had the ignitor model, but mine has been to 30 countries and in a salt water environment for extensive periods and looks and works flawlessly. I am impressed.

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Old 10-01-2011, 08:38 AM   #15
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+1 on the Snow Peak gear. I use the Giga stove a ton and their titanium pots. Works really great for me.

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