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camp stove/fuel in Africa...?

hey all....wondering which is the best camp stove/fuel combo to use in Africa? Can you buy butane canisters everywhere? is white gas the best to use?

thanks for any input....and always keep yer knees in the breeze!
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Please define "best".

Best .. in what way? Cheapest (to buy, to run, both ???). Lightest (dry, with fuel for xx BTUs ???). For cooking for how many ? Over what length of time?

White gas ? Best in what way ? Certainly good for heat per unit weight (energy density). Alsao a cleaning agent so if spilt it won't mark your cloths .. makes them smell though.

-------------------- I use a Coleman 422 petrol stove .. refils from the bike. No looking for other fuels, good for one .. or slow for two. Does not leak .. smokes for about 30 seconds on start up .. after that it is ok. Does not flare .. well unless I've been careless.
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stoves, etc.

sorry 'bout the vagueness there.....i guess what we're after is a reliable, QUIET, economical stove that is ultra east to set-up/take down, and can run on anything. i know using bike fuel can be pretty dirty but at least you can use it.
i'll research the coleman's...cheers!
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If you're traveling via moto with limited space, I wouldn't imagine using any stove that didn't burn gasoline.
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Hey Todd & Christina
Are you the same Todd & Christina with the two XT 350s than went last year over my friend Oscar in Viedma ARG and talk few times with me by phone last year (2006)????
Yes, can’t be other possibility…..
We remember you very well
Isn’t nice see you here in this great community of TRAVELLERS!!!!

Frank: Im sure they mean cheap to buy. Cheap people look for cheap staffs!
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i guess what we're after is a reliable, QUIET, economical stove that is ultra east to set-up/take down, and can run on anything.
The vagness is normal. We all do that.

The MSRs tend to be noisy, the coleman is quiter. The coleman also simmers better .. I've got both. I use the coleman. The MSR stays at home.

Cheap is a relative term .. you have to evaluate it over time. I'm happy with the coleman 422.. You need good reliable stuff, not stuff that can/will let you down. Save money by not travelling as fast, that saves a lot over time.
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