Recommend me a gas stove?

#1
Preferably small cheap, and light!

Thanks
 
#5
I'm using the same cooker as Blob, I have been toying with the idea of a jetboil?
hexi is always good as a back up especially if you end up on crab air and they take your gas canister off of you! Yor Q&M's don't do nice little butane cans - plenty of hexi though!
 
#7
I used the hexi cooker on Herrick in the desert, it emitted no light at all. The QM's will not re-supp gas, so stick to hexi...It's free for a start!!
 
#9
I have a Jetboil - it is great - it will do 2 cups worth of water in 3 mins. A tin of soup is a bit quicker at 2 mins on full power. I have also fried an egg in it - but won't do that again - it took me ages to clean it!. The obvious drawback is that you cannot take cas cannisters on a flight with you - but they can be shipped through the post. Just order some before you go to be delivered at your address on ops.

I also have a MSR fuel stove - better than the Jetboil as it will burn any form of combustible liquid fuel including diesel. The drawback is that it stays hot for a little while and may not be any good if you have to pack up and go quite quickly. Not a problem for me as I am RLC and we never do anything quickly.

Jetboil in daysack - Fuel stove in webbing - and I hardly leave the office nowadays. Great stuff.

Does this make me a fuel stove walt?
 
#10
I'm with Blob and stitch.

I use a (brand new so haven't used it yet) Jet Boil. I was lent one by a (VERY) good friend. They are mint.

Have carried a hexi since basic (probably the same one), then moved to the crusader.

I have a multi stove too. Useful when on det. but not when on shanks pony.
 
#11
MSR Pocket Rocket for Exercise.

Hexi for on tour - You don't want to be trying to source gas tins every couple of weeks when you're in a FOB.
 
#12
Closet_Jibber said:
MSR Pocket Rocket for Exercise.

Hexi for on tour - You don't want to be trying to source gas tins every couple of weeks when you're in a FOB.
MSR pocket rocket, excellent piece of kit, trust me it's not called rocket for nothing, the little bastard produces the biggest flame i've seen from a gas stove! I always carry a hexi stove though, if I run out of gas or the stove breaks.
 
#14
My brother has a coleman stove that he's going to give me. When I look online it says coleman gas must be used, is this really necessary or can I use any gas as long as it's got the correct screw fitting?
 
#15
have to agree with everyone here Pocket Rocket is the best but the gas runs out pretty quickly. Gas is quite expensive and would be hard to find on ops i suppose. Hexi's fine though
 
#16
tommy_cooker said:
have to agree with everyone here Pocket Rocket is the best but the gas runs out pretty quickly. Gas is quite expensive and would be hard to find on ops i suppose. Hexi's fine though
And yet your name is "tommy_cooker" :D

andb, you don't need Colemans fuel for their multi-fuel cookers. Refer to instructions for what you can use instead, and the problems* that this will bring.

*Nothing that bad, mainly increased fouling.

If you've lost your instructions (like I have) see here for pdf manuals.
 
#17
andb said:
My brother has a coleman stove that he's going to give me. When I look online it says coleman gas must be used, is this really necessary or can I use any gas as long as it's got the correct screw fitting?[/quote]

I have an a small old coleman stove which I have used for years. In that time it has had all sorts of canisters fitted to it, from the proper coleman gas to the type meant for a blow torch from a hardware shop (bit of a balancing act).

I wouldn't pay £££££s for the latest fashion stove, get a cheapie and use hexi as a back up!
 
#18
A civvy Campingaz stove. I've been using them for years, and the gas lasts for ages, however the stove needs looking after as it's a bit fragile.
Again, hexy for ops. The gas stove is fairly compact (although nowhere near a pocket rocket) but the gas isn't, and I want my stove to fit in my webbing. Also, it'd be just my luck to get shot in the gas cylinder :)
 
#19
brucewillis said:
andb said:
My brother has a coleman stove that he's going to give me. When I look online it says coleman gas must be used, is this really necessary or can I use any gas as long as it's got the correct screw fitting?[/quote]

I have an a small old coleman stove which I have used for years. In that time it has had all sorts of canisters fitted to it, from the proper coleman gas to the type meant for a blow torch from a hardware shop (bit of a balancing act).

I wouldn't pay £££££s for the latest fashion stove, get a cheapie and use hexi as a back up!
The bugger just broke this week, you couldn't make it up could you!

And to be fair to Coleman, Its made by Epigas or something.
 
#20
MSR all the way!! I had an early version of one it was the only thing that would make a boiling hot cuppa at altitude and would use more than one fuel, jet boil does a job but what are you going to dump to make space for it great for a quick cuppa from the back of a landy.

Hexy is free
 

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