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Old 02-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #97
Chip Seal
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Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Western Orygun
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stove

[QUOTE=AlanCT;20676678]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.

I returned to using this dual fuel Coleman. Works in cold and hot weather. Not really that large on a bike. Look on Craigs list, usually 20 bucks and they throw in a gallon or two of Coleman fuel.


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.


Correct about not working in Cold. Reason I returned to 535 dual fuel stove. Big negative is Coleman stopped producing and selling the canisters. You buy an adapter for 25/30 bucks, but supply on adapter has dwindled. I also had the exponent lantern. Used same fuel. It was a fantastic light. But worthless as I have not found an alternate fuel.
Jet boil looks good but mainly for boiling water.
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