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Old 02-08-2013, 05:19 AM   #96
AlanCT
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Location: Northeastern CT
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I have three stoves, which I like and use for different things.

Coleman 535 Dual fuel

Pros:

Durable, controllable flame, can run on bike gas, parts available in any town if needed. A red plastic Folgers coffee can makes a perfect carrying case

Cons:

Heavy and a bit bulky, but not a big deal on a bike.


Coleman Exponent propane canister stove

Pros:

Tiny, quick and simple to use. Great for fair weather backpacking or riding two-up when space is at a premium.

Cons:

Works poorly in cold weather, canisters are expensive and not as easy to find.

Homade "Supercat" alcohol stove

Pros:

Cheap, easy and fun to make out of a small cat food or similar can and something to make holes with. Light and tiny. Cheap, easily available fuel. Perfect as a backup or to make quick hot food or drinks.

Cons:

Short burn time; just enough to boil a small container of water. Highly susceptible to wind. Easy to spill, so needs extra care taken.
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