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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey all, I just got the MSR pocketrocket for lightweight backpacking. Anyway, it uses small fuel canisters of IsoPro (Jetboil, MSR, etc). These are fairly light themselves, but I was curious about using the larger "green can" propane that you can buy at China mart are wherever. Has anyone...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I was looking for a durable, efficient and simple(w/o piezo igniter) canister stove. Thanks to you guys, the Pocker Rocket was a leading candidate and I was ready to pull a trigger but then I found this article at backpackers.com which reviewed several very popular stoves and one of them was...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Please chime if you own one or have some experience with it. It seems to me that I can place a steel bottle on the burner by holding the neck of the bottle with a set of pliers and/or leather glove and achieve a very quick boiling time because of the way the flame is shooting, which is...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    What's your preferred fuel for a hiking trip into the woods for 5 days. I like alcohol. The stove is light, and it boils water in about 3-4 minutes. Plus, if you spill fuel over all your gear, you won't smell for the rest of the trip.
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    if you don't know about it, a whole lot of excellent information on small light stoves, alcohol stoves, solid fuel, solar, and others. the site has info including how to make your own, pros and cons of different stoves, all sorts of options, the site has plans and diagrams and is pretty useful...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Im just trying to figure out why anyone would pack a fuel powered stove in their BOB. I understand most prepare for 72hrs(I prepare for longterm situation). Fuel will run out very fast. In the space used for a stove you could fit 4 more pair of socks which i think are exponentially more...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey fellows, Just bought a Coleman 533 single-burner dual fule stove. Wondering what you use to tote your stove fuel, be it Coleman gas, Denatured alcohol or what have you. I've been told to get an aluminum bottle. I found one on ebay, a 1-liter Brunton, new, for about $10. Is there anything...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    do any of you use the swiss volcano stove? i just ordered one from cheaper than dirt, i was hoping to keep it in my pack
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am planning on doing some camping/hiking this year and trying to get gear ready before my older Brother returns from a trip to Thailand,,,next item on the list is camping stoves but which one? #1 Snow Peak Litemax at 2oz. #2 Primus Express at 3.5oz. #3 Optimus Crux Lite at 2.6oz. #4 MSR...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    years ago i had this great little compact fold open heat tab stove from the boyscout. the heat tabs lasted forever, and they wooked well under any condition. but now when i try and find one, they are non-existant. anybody know where i can find one these days? or why they arn't around anymore?:xeye:
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Just read a tread by Kevin about the new Vargo wood burning stove, and thought that it would be great to make a pool to gather some views and first hand experiance on the different small sized wood burning hiking stoves. Points i think is important to make a great one is: Light weight Easy to...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    New Biolite stove Here's something new I saw on Gizmodo called the biolite stove. It runs on sticks, twigs, pine cones, etc. http://biolitestove.com/Camp_Stove.html I'm not recommending it since it's not even for sale yet but it's interesting. It looks like a collapsible, portable rocket...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I just bought a stove about 6 months ago and LOVE IT! I live in Ohio, and camp about 4 or 5 times a month. I got a generic alcohol stove from trangia, but it works great! I usually go with my husband and maybe a few other people, so were not cooking for an entire platoon or anything. The one I...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Like the topic says. Looking for something for both camp use and porch use if the power is out for long periods. Maybe even indoor use if there's a winter power outage. Thanks!
  15. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Thanks to ReadyPro.org, I had the chance to look at the Vargo Titanium Triad Alcohol Stove and Vargo Titanium Sierra 750 Cup. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good combination. The stove is super lightweight, weighing only about 1 ounce. Here are some of the specs. • Weight: 1.0 oz. (28...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    My Brother (also a member) & I spent some time recently camping & hiking around Eisenhower state park in north Texas on Lake Texhoma. It is a really decent park with some good trails and great scenary. I'm told it has great fishing although I have been skunked both times! According to my Dad I'm...
  17. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I just found one today in stainless and bought it for $12. I have seen them in aluminum before, but I don't like aluminum. I thought that was a fair price. I tried it out with 70% rubbing alcohol. Once I got it started, it took about 4 minutes to boil water. Maybe about a cup.
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    91% Alcohol sold in Wal-Mart (by the rubbing alcohol and bandaids) for $1.38 16 fl oz (473 ml). There’s an expiration date on the bottle. Mine says 06/2010. I bought a great little backpacking-type stove on eBay, which is just a tin with a lid and a hole in it for $3.59 + 2.35 shipping. It’s...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I found this at thruhiker.com they specialize in long distance, light weight hikes. I thought I'd share it here, it may be of some value. It was originally written by Paul Nanian who's trail name is ayce. Long-distance hikers will be poking around in trail towns looking for fuel for their...
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This looks cool. Any experiences? http://stores.ebay.com/Thru-Hikers-Closet-and-More http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverage-can_stove http://www.pcthiker.com/pages/gear/pepsistove.shtml
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