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Message posted by Mike313 on 10/4/2014 at 7:14pm
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Hi Folks,
I read another post on here about stoves and, rather than hijack that thread, I thought it might be best to open a new thread for my question. First let me set the scene.
I've just ordered this fire-pit/bbq:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006OU30I4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1AHD7IIF0L9NT

... as well as this cook-set:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000G4XJ1W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

But in addition to the fire-pit/bbq, I also want to buy a gas stove. Ideally I would like to be able to fit it into the cook-set. Last type I used was a Camping Gaz (years ago) but there seem to be lots of brands around now using the self-sealing gas canister and also there seems to be a wealth of different details such as adjustable pot-stands, built-in windshields etc.
So here's my question: which gas stove would you recommend? and why?
Ta very much in advance,
Mike.

Message posted by privatehudson on 11/4/2014 at 8:04am
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I use a Coleman F1 lite stove, it packs down really small and I've had no problems with it since I bought it a few years ago. The stats say 3 minutes boil time or 5.5 in the wind and I'd say that's about right.

I use it with a backpacker windshield, one person cookset and a tripod base

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There are lots of stoves that you can buy now which look like the Pocket Rocket. I bought one from Wilko's for around 10.00 and a couple of mess tins. On the rare occasion that I use it (as I prefer my trangia) I have a Karrimor windshield, which I bought from Sports Direct for 2.00. Works perfect every time.

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Trangia with gas conversion, you then also have the meths option in an emergency

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Alpkit Kraku is probably worth a shot, same size as the Pocket Rocket but half the (already tiny) weight - about 45g off the top of my head. Assuming you're not in a hurry...usual problem with Alpkit, they've sold out.

I've got a Pocket Rocket and am quite happy with it, seems better than the old CampingGaz version I've got (and a fraction of the weight.)

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Quote: Originally posted by chappers2341 on 21/4/2014
Trangia with gas conversion, you then also have the meths option in an emergency





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Message posted by Mike313 on 22/4/2014 at 2:17pm
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Thanks for all the advice folks!

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Big thanks to Heather & Phil. I just nipped up to my local Wilko and got one of the stoves for 8, and two cartridges for 6. Bargain!

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No probs. A bargain indeed! I often pick up some good offers at Sports Direct. Maybe I'm just tight

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