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  • Nice stove for camping

    posted by DXfanclub on 02/05/2011
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    -About 100g, this stove is small and light. Good for packing.
    - For a test I brought to boiling 2 cups / 500ml in 3.5 minutes on a fairly medium low setting (20c indoors).
    It estimate it can boil 1L in about 4 minutes on max setting.
    -Easy to light with the pezio starter built in.
    - easy to fold up and pack.
    - easy to adjust flame.

    Cons:

    - Order to delivery can be 8 weeks to 90 days.
    - Once mounted on top of the fuel bottle, with my pot of water on top, the stem felt less solid than I'd like.
    - the top center screw wasn't put all the way in, but was easy to do myself.
    - 3 legs pot stand is less stable than a 4 leg design. (like sku 46371)
    - Best to use a small light pot on top. Perfect for my GSI soloist pot. I don't think it seemed stable enough for a 3-4 person sized pot.

    OtherThoughts:

    - Doesn't use batteries as stated, it's pezio ignition.
    Isobutane fuel canisters can be bought for about $6 at popular outdoors stores.
    - Isobutane isn't ideal for use at freezing temperatures.
    - A 225 canister can last 2 people for 6 meals (2 days).
    - Look at stove sku 46371 for a more stable design.

    Bottomline:

    It can cost 5 times the money for many brand name stoves of similar design at outdoor stores.
    Good to have on hand (with fuel) for camping and emergencies.

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