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Looking for recommendations on a well built and portable camping/emergency propane stove/oven. I would like to be able to use this in the house in the event we loose our electric stove do to an outage. Would like to use propane gas cylinders. Any and all comments/recommendations are welcome. The combination stove/oven would work well for us. Thanks!
 

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Years ago I bought a full size propane stove/oven from Sears that was on a "scratch and dent" sale. I bought it real cheap. It have no power requirements and uses pilot lights. I bought a regulator and hose to hook it to a 20lb propane cylinder. It works just fine. I bought it for exactly the same reason.

Check around and you should be able to find something cheap. Check with mobile home dealers and such. They should have plenty of cheap ones.


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check the use appliance places you can probably pickup an ugly apt size gas stove for 50-100 and convert it to propane for about 25 bucks all the parts have been standardized over the years. Harbor Freight is selling a propane regulator and hose fir 8 bucks right now.
 

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Do you have a company that sells propane around there? Instead of those small bottles, what about a 150 gallon or 250 gallon propane tank?

 

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check the use appliance places you can probably pickup an ugly apt size gas stove for 50-100 and convert it to propane
Because the brand new ones run around $300.00 plus shipping.
20" propane/natural gas.

Best price I've found:
http://www.bensdiscountsupply.com/summit-wnm110.aspx
Summit WNM110 20" white gas range with gas pilot light two oven racks and lower broiler. WNM110
SALE: $299.00

I've wanted to get one & put it in the garage to use for seasoning cast iron. When I first started looking for them in '99, they were just a little over $200 at Lowe's.
 

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Go to page two and look at the Alpaca Kerosene Cooker thread. I was reading it this morning then looked some things up and might go to the alpaca or butterfly. That way I don't have worry about propane cylinders. Just stock kero.
 

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Because the brand new ones run around $300.00 plus shipping.
20" propane/natural gas.

Best price I've found:
http://www.bensdiscountsupply.com/summit-wnm110.aspx
Summit WNM110 20" white gas range with gas pilot light two oven racks and lower broiler. WNM110
SALE: $299.00

I've wanted to get one & put it in the garage to use for seasoning cast iron. When I first started looking for them in '99, they were just a little over $200 at Lowe's.
oh, you want to spend 400 vs about 100 that's fine, I'm too cheap to do that.
 

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The OP is looking for something portable...
a well built and portable camping/emergency propane stove/oven
Which makes sense because if the power outage turns into something worse, like an evacuation, he can take the stove/oven with him...

I have and use the portable stove/oven shown in the link I posted. I bought it primarily for camp use. It is small enough that it can easily be moved around and sets up and takes down quickly. It will be pressed into service during an emergency that knocks out the power.
It runs (supprisingly) for quite some time on one coleman cylinder. Though I suggest planning one cylinder per day as a minimum....
Good luck!
 

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What about the Volcano stove? The Ready Store has it. It will run on wood, charcoal and has an adaptor to use propane. It runs about $90.00 and the adaptor is of course extra $30.00 (?)
 

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I would never suggest to just use a propane coleman stove and crack the windows after all the box clearely states not for indoor use and they have the secret parts that are different than indoor cook stoves.:rolleyes:
 

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Consider what you already have:

Your barbacue: Is it connected to the city gas line? Can you reliably light it in a strong wind? Do you have a backup propane barbacue such as a portable unit? Do you have a heater attachment for the propane tank? Do you have a backup charcoal barbie? We have all. Kinda a sliding scale for cooking methods. Last method is the firepit!

Do you have a Dutch oven? Then you have an oven that works on your barbacue. It takes a bit of practice to make bread or rolls but works well.

I changed from electric stove to natural gas at Level I. I changed the water heater from oil to natural gas as well. Generator/ tranfer switch followed at Level II. These are easy changes if you have natural gas service in your area. When you have a blackout, you can still cook.

As far as heat, my plans call for a wood stove piped out the window, sitting on bricks, encompassed in a tile wall on cement board with exhaust out a window, safely insulated. Its the doomsday heater and uses wood, but sits in the shed for now.

Get the right exhaust pipe if you try this. http://hearth.com/emergency.html


Perfect setup outside. Extinguisher sits next to it. Safety first.





Window mock up starts at around 11 minutes.
 
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