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Butane Stove Sux. PROPANE PROPANE.

Discussion in 'Stoves & Cookware' started by VickyFresh, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. VickyFresh

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    I was given a butane camp stove recently, and although it worked well, those little gas canisters have such a short life that it defeats the purpose of cooking your own meal. I managed to cook a box of mac and cheese and heat up a can of chicken noodle soup before the thing ran out of gas. I used to have a propane stove which was way more efficient. The gas cans cost twice as much, but last about 10x as long.
    The only thing I liked more about the butane stove is how compact and stable it was. The small gas can fit beside the stove quite well, although the locking mechanism wasn't very stable. The single burner propane stove I had before felt like it was about to fall over all the time. The burner was balanced on top of the propane can which was on a stand, but with a heavy pot of food on top it's not the safest. I think the way to go would be with a propane stove that looks something like this:

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    This one is small and easy to carry, it uses propane and won't fall over and spill all your food. Although I guess if you're in the right location you could just start a goddamn fire.


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    Ricky ruined my fuckin life, Julian...
     
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    Just reminding y'all can get very cute with the amount of water you actually need to cook macaroni. Annie's in the blue box cooks super fast if you hit the sale.
     
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    For the first 6 months I was rubbertramping I used

    msr_dragonfly.

    White gas, kerosene, & diesel and jet fuel. The one time I used diesel it clogged up the jets after about 6 meals. I'll never use it again. I generally used:

    klean-strip-paint-thinner-solvents-cleaners-qvm46-64_1000.

    Can get this in most stores like Home Depot or Lowes. It is, basically, lighter fluid. Not as explosive as gas, lol. I also used it in my zippo. However, after about 6 months a plastic part on the connector from the hose to the bottle broke. They've redesigned the piece but I still haven't replaced it. Pretty stable, but needed a small grill for smaller pots. I just used a small round bakers cooling rack from the thrift store. Overall, it boiled water like a mo'fo and a gallon of fuel lasted about 3 weeks cooking all meals. Needed to completely take it apart about once a month to clean. Very light and compact.
     
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    wholly fwok don't go blind breathing that shit. wtf about the alcahol stove or has that been reiterated too many times
     
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    I think pound for pound they do the same dollar for dollar those camping cartridge things I'm sure suck, I bet someone figured out a way to refill them from a big cylinder, and anyway if you can refill a lighter why not a stove, but no one would let you and no one's going to carry one of those even in a car/van.

    For me its all fussy and I have a fire or nothing but I get it if it's for stealth or inside or whatever
     
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    Used inside my van multiple times without issue.

    Flavor? I cook in a pot, not BBQ'ng