Butane cartridge stoves

Posted by: cheap

Butane cartridge stoves - 01/06/08 01:18 PM

I need a butane cartridge stove that fits these requirements:

1.has a auto-close valve so you can take the stove off the cartridge safely.

2.has to be below 3 lbs.

3. has to cost less than 50 dollars

4. must use propane/butane mix

please post any thoguhts, even i they miss a couple of the requirements.
Posted by: Pika

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/06/08 01:25 PM

The Snow Peak Giga Power meets all of the requirements except, perhaps, price.
Posted by: cheap

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/06/08 01:42 PM

thanks- I guess I'll have to dive into the piggy bank...
oh well <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
Posted by: Jimshaw

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/06/08 02:52 PM

there was a $30 primus stove. I suggest shopping at Big5, wallies, Joes, etc. Some amazing deals on old and knock off of old gear to be had.
Posted by: Dondo

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/06/08 05:37 PM

The Coleman F 1 ultralight meets all your requirements. I think it retails for $40 now but you can sometimes find it for less if you have a Coleman factory outlet store in your area. I paid $30 for mine.
Posted by: oldranger

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/06/08 06:51 PM

I checked the fuel cartridge for my MSR Pocket Rocket - it is isobutane/propane. If this fuel is satisfactory, the PR is your buy. Costs $40 most places and weighs 3 oz. It is a very nice, reliable unit.
Posted by: rionada

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/06/08 10:39 PM

I second oldranger - I also have a pocket rocket and it has performed flawlessly. It is simple, light, and reasonably priced.

Posted by: TomD

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/06/08 10:46 PM

Go to the Portal and look through the vendors' websites-there are a lot of stoves that fit your needs. Don't confuse the stove with the cartridge-any stove that has a Lindal valve fitting should be able to use any brand of cartridge with a Lindal valve (the screw-on type).

I own a Primus Micron and use the little SnowPeak cartridges.
Posted by: StepChld

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/07/08 12:39 PM

I have a SP Giga Power and it's worked flawlessly as well. Fits all the criteria you listed but the price...it's under $40 at Campmor. Will that work? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Posted by: Keith

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/07/08 08:51 PM

I have a lightweight pack that doesn't leak (in fact, can float) so I don't have to worry about what happens to the pack. I just take care of myself. I find it simplifies things.
Posted by: Weldman

Re: Butane cartridge stoves - 01/08/08 09:43 PM

I have used a Pocket rocket for a year now, Its a great stove for UL packing and you can make your own pot out of a 24oz Heineken beer keg. Plus I paid $8.50 for it at a REI used gear sale.