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#86235 - 01/06/08 01:18 PM Butane cartridge stoves
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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.
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#86236 - 01/06/08 01:25 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: cheap]
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The Snow Peak Giga Power meets all of the requirements except, perhaps, price.
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#86237 - 01/06/08 01:42 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: Pika]
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thanks- I guess I'll have to dive into the piggy bank...
oh well <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#86238 - 01/06/08 02:52 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: cheap]
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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.
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#86239 - 01/06/08 05:37 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: cheap]
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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.

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#86240 - 01/06/08 06:51 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: cheap]
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Loc: California (southern)
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.

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#86241 - 01/06/08 10:39 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: oldranger]
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I second oldranger - I also have a pocket rocket and it has performed flawlessly. It is simple, light, and reasonably priced.

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#86242 - 01/06/08 10:46 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: cheap]
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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.
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#86243 - 01/07/08 12:39 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: cheap]
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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="" />
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#86244 - 01/07/08 08:51 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: StepChld]
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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.
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#86245 - 01/08/08 09:43 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: cheap]
Weldman Offline
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Loc: Sunnyvale, Ca

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.

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#199668 - 12/02/17 11:07 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: cheap]
EMT Dave Offline
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Registered: 11/24/16
Posts: 53
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By cheap
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.


Many excellent stoves fit these requirements. I bought a Chinese stove, like 2.5 ounces that works fine with all of these requirements and burns hot and fast to boot for like $12 delivered. Delivery was slow, it came from China. It may burn a little more fuel, but for short trips, why would that matter?

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#199674 - 12/03/17 03:42 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: EMT Dave]
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If the person who posted this query in 2008 hasn't bought themselves a stove yet, I'm sure they'll appreciate the suggestion. grin

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#199676 - 12/03/17 04:54 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: aimless]
EMT Dave Offline
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Registered: 11/24/16
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Loc: MA
Originally Posted By aimless
If the person who posted this query in 2008 hasn't bought themselves a stove yet, I'm sure they'll appreciate the suggestion. grin

Well, I figure this forum is for everyone, not merely the original poster. Am I wrong?

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#199683 - 12/04/17 01:09 AM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: EMT Dave]
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Well, this site is on the internet and the internet is used by about 2 billion people, so there's always a chance your post will connect with someone for whom this is the perfect piece of information at the perfect time.

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#199688 - 12/04/17 09:13 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: aimless]
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Registered: 11/24/16
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Loc: MA
Originally Posted By aimless
Well, this site is on the internet and the internet is used by about 2 billion people, so there's always a chance your post will connect with someone for whom this is the perfect piece of information at the perfect time.

Well, that is my view too. The info here is reasonably new to me, therefore what is the big deal? I use this forum all the time for advice. For example I was looking at a new stove last year and I was chastised for bringing up an old topic.
I am sure everyday someone sees things on this forum that was new to them.

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#199699 - 12/05/17 02:54 AM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: EMT Dave]
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Registered: 12/23/08
Posts: 1384
Loc: Southwest Ohio
I really don’t think Aimless was trying to “chastise” you. Sometimes, members will post something just to have a little fun (I’ve done it, too.) But, what sounds funny in your head doesn’t always come across that way in black and white, with no verbal inflections to indicate “just kidding with you” - and emoticons aren’t always an accurate substitute.

There’s no problem in responding to an old thread. People do go back and search for information in old threads, and the more information they can get, the better. So, keep on keeping on!

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#199706 - 12/05/17 01:39 PM Re: Butane cartridge stoves [Re: EMT Dave]
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6401
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Actually, we see quite a few "zombie threads" get resurrected. Some are useful, like yours; some not so. The "not so" usually come from potential spammers or those trying to get their x number of posts in so they can post in "for sale." Those are the ones who just say "I agree" or something similar, and those generally attract moderator attention. EMTDave, you are certainly not among those!

There are, however, a number of newer stoves on the market which are worth checking out. On the other hand, I bought mine in 2008 and have not felt it necessary to replace it, even though that model is long discontinued (Primus Micron--2.5 oz). IMHO, the big change I've seen since is the advent of the inverted canister stoves, very useful for winter camping without having to deal with white gas. I don't winter camp any more, so I haven't looked at those.

This is a useful site for up-to-date stove technology, although Hikin' Jim doesn't post as often as he used to.
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