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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:
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,
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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
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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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.)