Re: Backpacking Stoves
Robert M Lewis (science_guy@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 07:03:47 PST
I would personally suggest any one of the MSR products for packpacking
stoves. I have never had a problem with any of them. They are easy to
repair in the field, if something goes wrong, this has yet to happen to
me. The other major brand out there though is Coleman's Peak1 series.
I have heard good things about their Apex line, a copy of the MSR
Whisperlight, but I have personally had bad experiences with the Peak1
line (the fuel tank is attached below the stove permanently). The
problems with that line is that it is tough to do field repair on it,
you also have to carry another fuel bottle with the stove, and if you
run out of fuel in the middle of cooking, you have to wait for the stove
to cool down before you can add more fuel (a good suggestion, but not
necessary, for all stoves).
My personal favorite stove is the MSR XGK. This stove will burn any type
of fuel, and heat water to a boil faster than any other stove I have
seen. This stove, just like any other stove, can be dangerous. What
ever stove you buy, read the instructions on how to use it, and try it
out before going on the first trip.
Robert M. Lewis
On Tue, 11 Feb 1997 23:46:54 -0600 John Vance Stutsman <jstutsma@FGI.NET>
>I'm planning to get a backpacking stove [personally]. What are your
>suggestions, recommendations, or experiences?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City