Lighter & Stable: Stamped stainless steel legs offer excellent stability and low weight.
oh, and great find for $5, bigtime !
I agree, it looks like an older Whisperlite International. $5 is a steal!While gas (Coleman fuel/Naphta/Shellite) is the cleanest burning fuel. Unleaded Automotive gasoline will work fine, but will smell more and creates more soot during warmup. Kerosene/Diesel fuel requires a jet change and is smelly and rather dirty. Avoid it if possible. You will find that it is a quiet stove, about the same volume as a Coleman. Priming and initial warmup can be dramatic if one is not careful and quick. Many carry a small bottle of alcohol for priming, or a priming paste. I just get myself organized, have a butane BBQ lighter in place, and light the stove as soon as I see/hear fuel come out the jet. This prevents the fireball some people experience.Simmering is the weakness of this stove. The trick is to reduce the pressure in the fuel bottle. I do this by bringing the pot to a boil then shutting off the stove. When the stove is extinguished, elevate the pump end of the fuel bottle, slightly loosen the pump to release pressure, tighten and then give the pump 3 or 4 strokes. Relight the stove and simmer away. You may have to occasionally give the bottle a pump to maintain the minimal pressure while simmering.
I like the tool. What would you need the stove with all the coniferous trees up there?
Thanks. In my limited research on this stove so far no one seems to have been able to suggest much more than holding the pot or pan an inch or two above the flames.Def
No. But you bought stoves before that. Is it still burning? We have no updates about it here.
I always thought the braided line seemed a little short on these, but I haven't come across any stories of exploding bottles..... although maybe that's because no one was able to blog about it afterwards?Def
I was at Mountain Equipment Co-Op today looking for something else and ended up getting a fuel bottle. They had the MSR ones, but the small MSR one cost about the same as the larger Primus bottle. Plus I like the olive drab color better. http://www.mec.ca/product...tle-1l/?q=primus%2BbottleNow I just need to get some fuel and give it a shot. Def
Thanks for the tips. I was wondering about the pressure issue. The hose is pretty short so I wondered how that could happen without upsetting lunch. Def