Dan O'Canna (DanOCanna@AOL.COM)
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 10:24:46 -0500
Two items on the great stove debate:
My personal preference is the Coleman Whisper 440. Nothing to assemb=
only part to lose is the fuel cap and they are "humvee" tough. Becau=
profile they can be a bit tippy, but have never had an incident from =
The Coleman Peak 1 stove does seem prone to shedding a few parts unde=
abuse Scouts give them. The fuel control on the stove part is prone =
knocked off. On the other hand several people I know swear by them.
A reminder for those how own the Peak 1 and may not have heard about =
fuel bottle recall: I saw this notice while researching a source to =
Coleman lantern repaired.
"The Coleman Company Inc. is recalling 14127 Peak 1. 22 oz. fuel
bottles in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety
CommissionThese fuel bottles, used for camping equipment, have
defective threads in the neck of the bottle that can cause fuel
leakage.The company is recalling all Peak 1. 22 oz. fuel bottles
manufactured during the first six months of 1996. The red
canistered bottles can be identified by a =D21-96" date code stamped=
the bottom of the bottle. Consumers could have purchased the defecti=
bottles individually or with Peak 1 Apex stoves. Sporting goods stor=
and catalogs sold the fuel bottles from May 1996 through September."
"Consumers who have the fuel bottles should stop using them immediate=
and call the Coleman Company at 800-257-5299."
I have no experience with the MSR.
And like Forrest Gump, "That's all I have to say about that."
Yours in the spirit of Scouting,
Dan O'Canna Lexington, KY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City