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Re: Camping Stove - Suggestions?

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a camping stove solution for an upcoming trip. I'm looking for a propane powered stove and something that is compact (not backpacking compact). I first was interested in the Coleman Fold n Go:

But found reviews saying that if there is any kind of wind blowing it doesn't work well.

Does anyone have any suggestions on camping stoves?

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For truck camping I am a big fan of the Coleman Perfectflow stove. It's shape allows the use of LARGE pots suitable for seafood boils (we like those after a day of wheeling). It will deflect wind and uses the usual propane bottles. I used to use the older Coleman 2 Burner, but it won't handle larger pots due to it's burner area shape. Both are well priced and readily available.


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I, like Apexbasher recomend the Coleman Perfectflow. I recently bought the Fold and Go, and one burner did not function at all, and the other blew out when I opened a door! Needless to say, I took it back for a refund. The MSR and other backpacking stoves are great for their niche' but for car camping, a two burner propane can't be beat-no spolled fuel, and it performs just like your range at home! Coleman also makes an oven that sits on one of the burners and is a nice addition to the stove if you want to bake a pizza or the like.

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Re: Camping Stove - Suggestions?

I've used a couple of Primus backpacking stoves for over 30 years. They've served me well.

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Re: Camping Stove - Suggestions?

Space is at a premium in any FJ expedition... see if you can find the Coleman (or similar) model where the burner module screws directly onto the propane bottle. It comes with a plastic base that enables the bottle to stand straight.

I've been using these units for eons with great success...

It is so compact you can just load up an ActionPacker with pot, frying pan, utensils, stove and gas...
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Re: Camping Stove - Suggestions?

I've got both the MSR Expedition (backpacking ~25 years old - never a problem) and the Coleman (car camping - great but need something to level it). I always bring a couple of pieces of wood when I car camp to level the table that I put it on. Both are great but I'd not use the MSR for a group larger than 2 or 3.
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Re: Camping Stove - Suggestions?

You can't find a better car-camping stove than the Partner Steel stoves (despite the name they are all aluminum, stainless and brass). They are compact and very rugged (used by river guides everywhere). they aren't cheap and you won't find them at Wal-mart. I called them when I was looking for the same type stove and got tired of looking at the flimsey sheet metal junk that is so common in the bigger brand stoves. they were willing to build a stove to my specs. It is a single burner in a small box with a fold down lid and wind screens. I think it's perfect for a small car-camping stove. They make many other styles too.

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Re: Camping Stove - Suggestions?

R E S U R R E C T I O N ! Maybe after 11 years there's some new stove technology to chat about

Finally stepped up the stove game and went with a 9" 2-burner Cook Partner by Partner Steel Co. This is the break-away hinged version. It's nice to have the option to only carry one side if needed. So nice and compact with recessed knobs and connection fittings so I don't bust them off loading into the truck.

Anyway, let's see where this Stove Thread can now go I can imagine a Tembo Tusk or two will now pop up in the pics.
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Re: Camping Stove - Suggestions?

I'm still using an old Coleman 2 burner stove for most applications. When at altitude or in really cold conditions and the Coleman falls on its face, I break out a MSR Whisperlite Universal.


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Re: Camping Stove - Suggestions?

BTW these days the 18" 2 burner Partner Steel Co. stove is our current favorite large kitchen stove. We've cooked on their 18" and their 22" version and found the added size and bulk of the 22" did not out weigh any advantages. We did upgrade with a wind screen and the extra grill bars on our 18" stove making is suit our overland kitchen needs perfectly.

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Compact camp stoves have come a long way. I have a Camp Chef Summit that I love, but I've been eyeballing the JetBoil Genesis Basecamp System. It's a folding two-burner system that nests inside a pot, pan, and lid. Super compact at around 9.5 lbs, but still completely functional. What I also like is that it has the ability to allow for a daisy chain of an extra burner. The only issue I can see is that it's rated at 10,000 BTUs (my Camp Chef Summit is 20,000 BTUs), and at $350, ouch.

They do sell the burner by itself for $240. Still ouch.

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Re: Camping Stove - Suggestions?

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(snip) The only issue I can see is that it's rated at 10,000 BTUs, which means it will boil slower, especially at higher elevations ...
What role does elevation play in reducing stove heat output?
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