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    Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Looking for some advice please . I would like to buy a small lightweight gas stove and lantern for overnighters and fishing trips. Stove needs to be able to cook with a small frying pan as well as boil water. And at least a few hours out of the lamp before changing a cartridge. I would like robust gear that lasts. I looked at the Primus and Coleman ranges. Not keen on electronic ignition system, just another thing to go wrong. what have folks used that they would recommend. Grateful for all replies .

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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Although not cheap, the SnowPeak Giga power stoves and lanterns are rather good.

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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    coleman f1 lantern,

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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Buy A Trangia model 27 set. Add the Gas burner to it and you will have a cook set which will last for many years.

    Eco 9 hour candle lanterns are also excellent. they do a three candle set which gives more than enough light as well. The blurb (although I have not tried it!) also say that there is enough heat from the three to boil water!

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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Markill Astro lantern is excellent!

    http://walkhigh.co.uk/acatalog/Stoves_and_lanterns.html

    I would stick with one with a glass rather than mesh for using outside.
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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    I know they are not lightweight or gas powered, but i have used Coleman unleaded-fuel lamps and stoves for nearly 20 years. T
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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    I know they are not lightweight or gas powered, but i have used Coleman unleaded-fuel lamps and stoves for nearly 20 years. They are reliable, economic & tough.The fuel can be purchased at any garage and spare parts are cheap and easy to find ( especially on E-bay ).
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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    I use a Gelert Inferno every day for tea, beans, sausages etc. They're cheap and pack down small. The burner head is wide enough to use a frying pan, the flame is easily controllable and the design makes it all very stable. It does have peizo ignition, but I find this really handy when your hands are cold and you can always light it by hand should it not work.

    It's worth a look I'd say. The link I found was so long I haven't put it here, but it googles easy enough.
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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Quote Originally Posted by leealanr View Post
    Buy A Trangia model 27 set. Add the Gas burner to it and you will have a cook set which will last for many years.
    There's been some grumbling lately about Trangias burning through (by seasoned users) it seems that the build quality may not be what it was.
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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Quote:
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    Buy A Trangia model 27 set. Add the Gas burner to it and you will have a cook set which will last for many years.

    There's been some grumbling lately about Trangias burning through (by seasoned users) it seems that the build quality may not be what it was.
    Probably best to buy a used old one from "The bay" then. I've not heard of any problems.
    I would go for a small Coleman scerw on gas stove and lamp as they can both run from the same canister. Although not at the same time!

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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    There's been some grumbling lately about Trangias burning through (by seasoned users) it seems that the build quality may not be what it was.
    Where?

    I can't imagine it doing that unless it bas boiled dry.
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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    There was a letter in Trail this month backing up one from last month (didn't see that one) moaning about them. The guy was a long time user and runner of some kind of outdoor thingummy.
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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Oh right. I will continue taking my chances though, I dont cook on owt but a trangia, I just can't see past them for stability and windproofness.
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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    There's been some grumbling lately about Trangias burning through (by seasoned users) it seems that the build quality may not be what it was.
    I have never heard it happening to trangias before, but regular aluminium pots wear out after some years service.
    The hardening process of the aluminium only hardens the outer layer, wich means that it in theory is possible to wear through that.
    Most possible is that people have been buying cheap knock-offs or they have burned their food or scraped the bottom of the pot so much that they wear/burn through from the inside.
    Trangia released a set called Duosal once, the inside of the pots and pans where made from Stainless steel and the outside from Aluminium.
    It is possible to buy spareparts for trangias, all parts, pots and pans can be bought individually.

    I second the trangia because its a very stable and easy set-up.
    Primus does some burners that are designed for outdoor cooking for people who uses big pots and pans, check their website.

    Honestly I think you should stick with gas. I know lots of people are fond of their (multi?)fuel burners and lanterns, but gas is so much easier, and you wont have your kit smell of kerosene or gasoline for years to come, because you forgot to tighten a lid or screw somewhere.
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    Re: Recommend me a Gas Stove/Lantern

    Highlander do some great kit, see GAS31 and GAS33 here

    I use both and they are well built and have been very reliable!
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