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Old 22 May 2010
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which of theses stoves would be best???

been looking at stoves and the choice is so vast its getting annoying these two seem very good but which would be best any views on this. The planned trip is rtw and there are two of us travelling thanks in advance

Primus Eta Power MF Stove Camping Fishing Outdoors on eBay (end time 12-Jun-10 22:11:50 BST)

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Primus OmniFuel Stove - Uses ANY Fuel! on eBay (end time 23-May-10 16:32:01 BST)
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Personally I'd rather use one of these Coleman UK - Unleaded Feather™ Stove

Nearer to 'home' I use a coleman gas one, but for a longer trip I'd use one of the above.
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been looking at stoves and the choice is so vast its getting annoying these two seem very good but which would be best any views on this. The planned trip is rtw and there are two of us travelling thanks in advance

Primus Eta Power MF Stove Camping Fishing Outdoors on eBay (end time 12-Jun-10 22:11:50 BST)

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Primus OmniFuel Stove - Uses ANY Fuel! on eBay (end time 23-May-10 16:32:01 BST)

I recently did a week long trip to the pyrennes and central France. The only bit of equipment I had problem with was my brand new primus omnifuel stove. It wont simmer reliably on kerosene. I think it may be better on petrol, but if i have to use that I would have been better off with the SVEA123 petrol stove which has almost no moving parts to go wrong.

I ended up using my £10 backup gas stove. You do really need to be able to simmer to cook many one pot recipes.
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I would agree with Dave. The coleman unleaded stoves are very efficient and compact.
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+1 for coleman, this time an exponent. starting in wind or cold is sometimes a fuss but it ran reliably on unleaded from the bike for any of my longer camping trips.
for shorter (overnight to a week) trips i use my trangia 27 with the gas conversion. this is so fuel efficient for a propane stove that one mid size can lasts two meals a day for a week. it boils so fast, and heats canned food so fast your not ready for it!
dont be swayed by a big name brand, there are a lot of stoves out there without the big price tags.
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Personally I'd rather use one of these Coleman UK - Unleaded Feather™ Stove

Nearer to 'home' I use a coleman gas one, but for a longer trip I'd use one of the above.
+2 for coleman, but "Multi Fuel" (any type of fuel)
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My experiene is thus, I had a msr wisperlight for 15yrs and never had a problem with it (i think i cleaned it once) bought a primus omni and 6 months of use later and it needs rebuilding after every 2 hours of use. It can take up to 30+ minutes to boil a ltr of water.... We just traveled from the UK to SA and i am rebuying a MSR...

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+1 Coleman..

Any of them that run on unleaded. They're brilliant. You can carry them fully fueled, they don't leak. Mines been going for 4 years and NEVER been cleaned and only run on unleaded. Pretty compact and will boil a massive 2L billy can of water in 10 mins.

I have the 533 sportster dual fuel and it burns at full power for 40 mins off a single filling.

I can't imagine anyone needed anything else !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Put a cap of fuel injection cleaner or carb cleaner in a full tank every 100 fills and it keeps it all clean and clear.
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+1 Coleman..

Any of them that run on unleaded. They're brilliant. You can carry them fully fueled, they don't leak. Mines been going for 4 years and NEVER been cleaned and only run on unleaded. Pretty compact and will boil a massive 2L billy can of water in 10 mins.

I have the 533 sportster dual fuel and it burns at full power for 40 mins off a single filling.

I can't imagine anyone needed anything else !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Put a cap of fuel injection cleaner or carb cleaner in a full tank every 100 fills and it keeps it all clean and clear.
me as well, +1 Coleman
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yep I have a coleman a well
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Another one for the Coleman - maybe a tiny bit more bulky than the competition and heavier but its easy to use no need to connect pipes, fanny about with seperate bottles or anything just pull it out light it up and your cooking a meal or boiling a cuppa in a jiffy.
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looks like its a coleman then just a case of which one now the peak 1 442 looks good for the money
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looks like its a coleman then just a case of which one now the peak 1 442 looks good for the money
i think thats the updated version of my exponent, a little bit smaller than the sportster, both bombproof and both usually about 50 quid. find a stainless or ally billy that it will fit into and youve got your own protective case for it too
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Many thanks for the constructive comments its very refreshing to use a forum which offers help (not criticism) when basic questions are asked. I have spoken to a few salesman about stoves but few really use them (for more than a demo at least) and cant always give you the info you want thanks again.
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Well after much searching reading and very nice offers of stoves for sale I opted for the Coleman 442 feather £27 from a well known auction site hopefully it will arrive in time to try it this weekend on a short trip to Norfolk does anyone know the make of the saucepan that it seems to fit into very well......
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