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03-30-2009, 17:45
What kind of stove are you bringing? Are you going solo or with a partner?

03-30-2009, 17:45
Simmerlite in winter jet boil in summer.

03-30-2009, 17:46
I usually hike with my girlfriend and we're both section hikers. I use a Caldera Keg cook system.

03-30-2009, 18:03
since im not a sobo am i forbidden from answering? Also what of "generic canisters" and Esbit?

(yes, some people still use esbit.)

03-30-2009, 20:34
I use a Bic lighter.

03-30-2009, 20:43
I use a Bic lighter.

That's a super easy resupply.

04-14-2009, 21:11
I'm going with no stove, is anyone else?

04-14-2009, 22:01
Dutch Oven.

05-13-2009, 09:49
Dutch Oven.

one of those lightweight dutch ovens?:p

05-13-2009, 14:14
I'm going with no stove, is anyone else?

I'm doing the same. Would be interested in seeing some of your meal plans. Especially from the start thru the 100 mile wilderness.

05-13-2009, 17:37
Pocket rocket

05-13-2009, 20:18
for my thru hike next year i plan on taking a homemade cat stove. still experimenting with different homemade stoves to find the best one.

05-14-2009, 08:17
I've been taking an alcohol stove out as a second stove for a year now. I still don't trust it as my only stove.

My stove of choice 3 season. Jetboil

Winter, MSR Simmerlite

05-14-2009, 08:34
MSR Pocket Rocket

05-14-2009, 10:03
Where's the MSR pocket rocket in the poll???


05-14-2009, 14:21
Where's the MSR pocket rocket in the poll???

So small and light it must have fallen through the cracks :D

06-12-2009, 17:12
I couldnt help but notice not many people are using the wisperlite. I planned on using one, is there a reason I should rethink my chioce?

06-27-2009, 10:37
Bush Budy For Me

No Fuel

06-27-2009, 11:35
I'm a sectioner, but I'll throw in on this because I'm another of the odd stove users. I use an ancient (well, 1970's) pure butane stove. It has a collapsible base with separate burner/tube/valve assembly, a windscreen and uses butane lighter refill cartridges.

The stove itself is not especially light (6.6oz) but this is more than made up for by the fuel; a 50 gram cartridge (Colibri) weighs only 2.3oz, with two giving me about the safe burn time as you might get from a 100-110 gram iso-butane canister with a stove like a Pocket Rocket. This may seem impossible, but since pure butane (unlike the iso-butane of most canister stoves) is a low-pressure gas, the cartridge is made from spun aluminum instead of steel, so most of the weight is fuel. The cartridges are only .6oz empty and are even recyclable (just pull out the plastic valve stem.)

Butane does have it's limits, of course; you have to keep it warmed below about 40* and the cartridge must stay upright or the stove will flare badly. The first problem is easy to solve, since a cartridge warmed to body temp will run the stove well for a good 20-30 minutes, and they're a perfect size to just stick in a pocket and warm up in the cold (I usually sleep with the one I use in the morning to keep it warm if the weather's cold.) The second problem I solved with a 1.8oz aluminum flashing windscreen and a couple of small velcro tabs; now the windscreen protects the stove and the cartridge velcroes upright to the outside at the left front. Makes the whole thing very stable and prevents flare-ups. Resupply is actually pretty easy for it too. Most supermarkets and a fair number of convenience stores/gas stations have these cartridges for their intended purpose (refilling butane lighters) and you can often find them elsewhere too (REI has them, for instance.)

Unfortunately, my little gem has one major problem I've never been able to get past; I can't find any more of them. As far as I can tell, they haven't been made since around when I bought mine in the early 70's. Worse yet, there are no markings on it at all, so I don't even know who made it (young teens don't tend to save packaging.)

06-27-2009, 21:08
Trangia alcohol stove.

07-04-2009, 22:11
does the coke can stove work good I guess one dollar compared to eighty sounds really good but if it is not worth the hassle I would rather spend the money

11-17-2009, 23:28
Yes. It's way too heavy considering numerous other options. Unless your consistently melting snow and ice for water.

11-18-2009, 00:45
Stratus Trailstove (wood)

11-18-2009, 01:00
esbit. the fuel only weighs 1/2 oz

11-18-2009, 11:46
Another stoveless hiker here. On my stoveless AT thru in '08 (with a stoveless partner), I met 8 or 10 others doing the same. Probably not statistically significant, but an option nonetheless.

12-24-2009, 19:17
I just tested the new Soto Micro Regulator. It worked really well and at 73g is light. It has a built in igniter like the Jet Boil. I wll be taking this on the AT in February.

12-24-2009, 21:39
I couldnt help but notice not many people are using the wisperlite. I planned on using one, is there a reason I should rethink my chioce?

I won't go into details but myself and two other hikers that I know have had serious problems with Wisperlites.

12-24-2009, 22:47
stoves.women. sparklers.
tea and crumpets and the starship enterprise
all day long i sing song sweetly to food
when the food
how the food
now the food

be mine food

for jester and pat.