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    Quote Originally Posted by JustaTouron View Post
    If he didn't want to use any petro products did he insist that the grain be harvested by horse, fermented locally, and delivered by bicycle to where he purchased it?
    Not to mention all that nylon.........
    Unless he carried canvas.
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    Connie-"The Old Fhart, I had never seen a Phoebus until now. Do you have a picture of it opened up? ....When I got the Optimus 8R stove, it was called "the Blue Box"......"
    Note I mentioned that what I have is not an Optimus 8R but a old unused Russian copy painted grey, In the photo below is the original box with the cyrillic name of the stove, I guess. Here is a photo of the Phoebus and a few others.



    On the left is the Svea123 with pump and 3-cup stainless steel cup that serves as a pot and carrying case for the stove. Behind it is a Coleman M-1950 military multi-fuel stove. Middle front is a Gerry butane stove that unscrews and reassembles for packing to be about 1" thick. Behind that is the Phoebus on top of its carrying tin. On the right is the boxed Russian copy of the 8R and behind that is a Primus No. 71. That's enough stove photos for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kombiguy View Post
    Well, I suppose I'm really out of date. I'm still using a Svea123. My second one in 38 years. Works like a champ in all conditions. Always starts right up. Easy to clean, too. Suits me to a T. It may not be the lightest or most modern, but I'm happy enough with it.

    Except for the starts right up part, sort of sounds like my wife!
    2 in 38 years? What went wrong? I'm over 40 with my first one, and recently bought my daughter one on Ebay. Only 26 with my wife. (also the first)
    "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." ---Dr. Seuss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    2 in 38 years? What went wrong? I'm over 40 with my first one, and recently bought my daughter one on Ebay. Only 26 with my wife. (also the first)
    Wife number one took it. It was still working when she took it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaco Taco View Post
    STILL have an original Starlyte . . . and wish I had in March of 2008 when I received it.
    What? They didn't make Heineken way back then?
    Quote Originally Posted by kombiguy View Post
    Wife number one took it. It was still working when she took it!
    I take it that you miss the stove.
    Me no care, me here free beer. Tap keg, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beakerman View Post
    We had pizza delivered to the gate at a BSA camp--two years in a row.
    Camp Strake in Conroe?

    Back to stoves: There's a simple one piece combination pot holder / windscreen, similar to the Caldera but much easier to pack, shown in my gallery.
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    On the jugglers and the clowns
    When they all did tricks for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Fhart View Post
    Note I mentioned that what I have is not an Optimus 8R but a old unused Russian copy painted grey, In the photo below is the original box with the cyrillic name of the stove, I guess. Here is a photo of the Phoebus and a few others.



    On the left is the Svea123 with pump and 3-cup stainless steel cup that serves as a pot and carrying case for the stove. Behind it is a Coleman M-1950 military multi-fuel stove. Middle front is a Gerry butane stove that unscrews and reassembles for packing to be about 1" thick. Behind that is the Phoebus on top of its carrying tin. On the right is the boxed Russian copy of the 8R and behind that is a Primus No. 71. That's enough stove photos for a while.
    The Russian box says it's a primus- is it the actual primus brand stove? (Just curious)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two Speed View Post
    What? They didn't make Heineken way back then? I take it that you miss the stove.
    More than the wife!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two Speed View Post
    What? They didn't make Heineken way back then? I take it that you miss the stove.
    Nah, my first pot was an MSR Titan Kettle and it is really light. Carried it for 4 years and have just now decided to move to something even lighter. I was attached to that pot because it is so awesome. MSR makes some fine quality product

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShelterLeopard View Post
    The Russian box says it's a primus- is it the actual primus brand stove? (Just curious)
    They use 'primus' as the generic term for backpacking stove in the former Soviet Union. We used a really old brass kerosene stove that looked a bit like a giant Svea 123. I got the impression that with a bit of tinkering it would last a couple generations.

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    I love alcohol stoves because I enjoy seeing people without eyebrows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster View Post
    I would just like people out there trying to research stoves for a long distance hike that not everyone loves denatured alcohol stoves.

    I'm not going to get into an argument with people who want to discredit everything I just said, but please know that there are drawbacks to denatured alcohol stoves.
    I agree with everything you said

    There are drawbacks to alcohol stoves but I won't go into the specifics Can't believe I said that!

    Oop56 had issues with a "Penny" stlye stove and had the perfect solution for it. His avatar reminds us of the solution.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowleopard View Post
    They use 'primus' as the generic term for backpacking stove in the former Soviet Union. We used a really old brass kerosene stove that looked a bit like a giant Svea 123. I got the impression that with a bit of tinkering it would last a couple generations.
    Gotcha, thanks. (It'll either last forever and be a faithful stove, or explode, and take down half of the US....)
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    Kidding
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