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#86235 - 01/06/08 01:18 PM Butane cartridge stoves
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Registered: 01/06/08
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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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Loc: Rural Southeast Arizona
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]
Dondo Offline
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Registered: 05/06/02
Posts: 591
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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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Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 1735
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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Registered: 04/19/02
Posts: 493
Loc: Hervey Bay, QLD Australia
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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Registered: 10/30/03
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Loc: Marina del Rey,CA
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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Registered: 10/15/07
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Loc: Garland, Texas
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]
Keith Offline
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Registered: 01/04/02
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Loc: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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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Registered: 11/21/05
Posts: 193
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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