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Which camping stove

TheWildHaggisTheWildHaggis Posts: 143
edited December 2010 in MTB buying advice
Folks

Looking to purchase a small/lightweight camping stove for those longer rides. Looking around it seems that the stoves that connect to the canister via a tube are more recomended due to stability, but the MSR Pocketrocket comes hightly recomended.

Also an the canister be removed from the stove whilst traveling/storage?

Any recomendations?
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  • Use Pocket Rocket myself. Excelent stove and canisters are self seal so you can unscrew and pack seperately. I just heat water in mug and add teabag! Not sure about cylinder ones, look good with integrated windshield but I can usually find somewhere sheltered.
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  • After several failed attempts at attempting to light camp fires Ray Mears style I think I will pass.

    Any one any experiance with WEB-TEXT Stoves, apparently they are used by the army.
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  • taz3611taz3611 Posts: 172
    I've used a pocket rocket for years. Never had a problem. A clip-on foot can be used for added stability. Can't remember where I got mine now but only weighs a few grams. Web Tex are used by some HM forces. Quite durable but a little heavier than the MSR as they need to be Squaddie Proof.
  • BikehawkBikehawk Posts: 102
    Personally I have the MSR dragonfly, it's not a gas stove but liquid. It comes with a 1 litre fuel bottle, pump, windshields and a carry bag. It also has an adjuster to allow you simmer stuff (very handy). When empty it can be carried on a plane as the bottle looks like a steel water bottle and it can then be filled at any petrol station at the other side rather than having to look for a store that sells compatible canisters. For a litre of petrol I would generally get dinner for 4-5 people and a couple of litres of water for tea/coffee, depends on how windy etc it is.
  • Thanks for the input guys. Half tempted to go with the Webtex one as it is half the price of all the others.
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  • 964rh964rh Posts: 72
    I use one of the Webtex compact warrior stoves for fishing and it's a cracking bit of kit.

    Bought on Ebay for a about £11, fuel at Go Outdoors is about a fiver for a large and lasts ages but you can get small ones if needed.

    Great flame and packs up quite small.
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