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The Ultimate Camping Stove!

I'm pleased to tell all of you you can stop looking for the perfect stove.
I think I may have found it.
It burns hotter than gas or petrol or deisel.
It is fueled by material easily found in most places, especially in the middle of nowhere.
It is quiet and believe it or not quite fun to use.

What's it fueled by?
Wood.
How does it work?
A small battery powered fan blows beneath the receptacle where you got the fire going.

Oh, it's also pretty cheap.

The Sierra Zip Stove.
http://www.zzstove.com/
I also found another stove that works on a similar concept the Markill Wilderness Stove (even better because it has a varialb reostat and a jack to connect it to a solar panel to recharge the battery.

I heartily recommend this stove. It works like a little forge. Hot as heck.

I've used a load of different other stoves, the Optimus NOva being the last one. Great stove, noisy, get's clogged but easily clearable. But nothing comes close to the convenience of wood.

check it out.

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(by the way I don't work for these guys, I would actually recommend the Markill stove more but since it's no longer available c'est la vie)
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if you think its good with wood, try it with BBQ charcoal bricks. tip- use a thick bottomed pan
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(by the way I don't work for these guys, I would actually recommend the Markill stove more but since it's no longer available c'est la vie)
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These look good also

Scotia Outdoors - Verdant Ltd Pocket Cooker
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Coleman 533 for me

I’ve gone for what Chris Scott recommends in the adventure motorcycling handbook. The Coleman 533 (sportster)

http://www.camping-online.co.uk/COLEMAN-STOVES,LANTERNS-AND-ACCESSORIES/COLEMAN-SPORTSTER-MK-11-PETROL-STOVE.html

like he says in the book you’ll never run out of gas because you’re carrying a tank full of the stuff. And its only 40 quid
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I’ve gone for what Chris Scott recommends in the adventure motorcycling handbook. The Coleman 533 (sportster)

http://www.camping-online.co.uk/COLEMAN-STOVES,LANTERNS-AND-ACCESSORIES/COLEMAN-SPORTSTER-MK-11-PETROL-STOVE.html

like he says in the book you’ll never run out of gas because you’re carrying a tank full of the stuff. And its only 40 quid
That stove is fantastic value for money.

My money still goes with the trangia though - what a solid machine.

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MSR Superfly.Best stove on the market bar none!
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Or you can use a large (coffee can size) can, fill it to 2 1/2- 3 inches below the top of the can with sand. poke holes 1 inche below the top of the sand level. pour in a cup or so of whatever you have, gasoline, kerosene, light it. It will produce a hole flame for about 30 minutes on one cup. finished, just pour out the sand and tie the can to someplace on your bike, or throw it away and hope to find another can that night.
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not trying to turn this into a 'who's got the best stove' but just to say the we took the coleman on our UK to South Africa. It runs on petrol and boiled water quicker and was quieter than the MSR dragonfly, is it?, which our friends took. It is cheaper but probably bigger than the MSR.
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We have used a MSR Whisperlite. This was good, but a bit flimsy. Since upgraded to the Primus Omnifuel: far sturdier than the MSR equivalent: all metal components, no plastic. Powerful and compact. Very pleased

Having said that the wood burning equivalent looks very neat and practical. An added bonus is you don't have to buy fuel or syphon your tank, and its carbon neutral, even if a stove's CO2 output is minimal compared the motorbike that got you to your camping spot... I like.
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Whats wrong with my current stove? In all seriousness... If it ain't broke dont fix it... nothing wrong with my Coleman Sportser 533.. And the trangia's are great too
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Smoke and soot..

Have seen a fan stove in operation, and they are pretty neat little things. So long as you have some batteries..lol.

One down side that did become apparent for me anyways, was it tended to soot up the pots badly and the stove tended to get a bit sooty.

Certainly a neat idea.. but for me, will be sticking with my jetboil and msr dragonfly.

Oh the reason msr use plastic pumps is to avoid pressure bottle explosions when stoves leak or are left unattended. The heat will melt the pump unit and not allow it to pressure cook. Or so I was informed by their rep.
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If your out in the desert you wont have wood. And if your batteries run out, it probably wont burn good enough either. The petrol stoves seem a better idea. Only thing you worry about is petrol in your bike. And if you run out of that, your screwed anyway.
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tripper is on the money witht last post. - Perfect for some situations but not all, the same for everything.
As far as liquid fuel stoves go one thing to look at is maintance - an MSR liquid fuel stove (whisperlite, Dragonfly, X-GK, etc) are far easier to maintain than a Coleman ( I worked for a store for 6 years that was an offical repairer for Coleman stoves and lanterns - i own MSR....). Quite they are not!
Flimsyness of MSR? i owned a whisperlite international for something close to 7 years and only sold it because i was given a new shiny dragonfly. It had some serious use - the advantage of living in NZ - I averaged 65-70 days a year in the bush hunting, tramping(hiking) and climbing. The whisperlite never failed me once.
Colemen, Primus, and lets not forget the old Optimus are all good, capable bits of kit but MSR for outright long-term maintance - my money is on MSR
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