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Smile Coleman Sportster stove alternative

This looks like a nice lightweight alternative to the 533 Sportster, may need to invest before the next big trip...

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colem...ategoryid=2020

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Looks like a 'primus' to me
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I had a similar Coleman stove but after about a few camping trips the crossover preheater tube blocked. You can get spares but I changed to MSR which is cleanable/strippable.
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Hi Tim,
What model did you have? I have a sportster which I've run extensively on ordinary unleaded and it's been fine, which is why I'm considering this. I've mates with MSR petrol stoves which seem to be more trouble than they're worth, but I'm wary of buying one of these straight off as I want to use it for mountaineering too, where a stove can be a little more important!
I don't know how long this particular model has been around and would be interested in peoples experiences of them.
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ive used a feather 442 for about 10 years, it is reliable as an anvil and clogged generator tubes can be dismantled and cleaned "in the field" without much trouble. i replaced it 2 years ago due to stupidity ( pump assembly melted ) with a optimus nova , also a good stove but pricey
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I got some feedback from a mountaineering forum too. Apparently they are issued to the Royal Marines who use them in Norway etc. which is a pretty good sign I guess.
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I got some feedback from a mountaineering forum too. Apparently they are issued to the Royal Marines who use them in Norway etc. which is a pretty good sign I guess.
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Ye...just like the army issue boots that melted in the desert... ;-)

ps: I have the Sportster and it hasn't given any trouble so far +/-28 days use
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Svea 123 + Sigg cook set

Like a marriage of many many years that only gets better with time, alas, how to ever part with my Svea 123 stove coupled with its specifically made Sigg pots? I bought the two together in 1969 and have used it ever since in every possible situation imaginable. Saudi desert, Indonesian jungle, camping numerous times in the Pyrenees mountains at 3,000 feet in the winter, twice across Afghanistan and in driving rain in Iran on an MZ 250 sport bike, in a New York hotel room, among much other unforgettable craziness. With time, as with a good lady, one's eyes wander, but you know how it is, you just keep coming back. About 15 years ago I bought a Coleman Multi-fuel stove, and it's true, it works perfectly like a blowtorch and is very reliable, but who needs a blowtorch to save 3 minutes? Plus the Coleman runs badly on unleaded petrol. Then about 10 years I bought the "new" Svea 123R Climber, lord knows why. It in principle cleans the jet with a little needle, and is much more difficult to adjust when lit. I still use a little strand of copper wire to clean my original Svea 123 after each use. My Sigg cook set is in aluminium, anathema for those concerned about Alzheimer disease, yet I'll bet that for those who seek adventure this isn't a first consideration. During 50,000 kilometres on my MZ in Iran I only used unleaded petrol in my Svea, and it seemed to clog after a few years. So I simply rinsed the tank about 5 times with white gas when it was finally available in Turkey (Coleman fuel, essence C in France in any hardware store), and it ran like new. If ever less is better, or was, then the Svea 123 is it, at least the Svea without the integrated cleaning needle, available on e-Bay; even the corresponding Sigg pots can be found. New Svea 123 parts are readily available everywhere by mail order. I've included a clip from YouTube, but if that doesn't pass I can post photos. Hope this helps….

YouTube - Sigg Tourest & Svea 123
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The lightest stove I know!

This is what I am currently using, cost to make...... Nothing!

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oh well, looks like you cant embed youtube vids on this site....... shame..
look for 'penny stove'

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