[Cdt-l] Stoves

Patrick meta474 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 23:43:33 CDT 2008


Ultimately, in the view of a thru-hiker, I'll tell you right now the  
difference of 1 or 2 minutes in boil time means nothing. I never  
understand why people get all excited about boil times. I'm just happy  
when my stove only weighs an ounce.


On Oct 20, 2008, at 9:39 PM, Jim Eagleton wrote:

> How fast can your alcohol stove boil 0.5 L of water at 10 F???
>
> Not sure it is a very scientific opinion to represent a discontinued  
> Seva using unleaded fuel as comperable to an MSR stove using white  
> gas.
>
> Rambler
>
> >
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:17:49 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Tom McGinnis <sloetoe at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: [Cdt-l] gas stoves/fuel Re: Cdt-l Digest, Vol 13, Issue
> > 5
> > To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> > Message-ID: <108697.12354.qm at web110408.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
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> >
> > FWIW, you can really improve the performance of your gas stove by  
> using the lowest octane rating available -- 87, 86, or 85, 82 if you  
> can swing it. "High-test" is specifically formulated to burn slower/ 
> cooler than low-test, and although your car might really like it,  
> your stove really hates it. In my ol' Svea 123R and Optimus 8R, the  
> only thing they ever saw was unleaded from the pump. (Actually, they  
> saw their share of leaded back on the AT, but......)
> >
> > FWIW II, I pretty much go with alcohol now, actually get food  
> faster than with the gas stove in cold-ish weather (single digit  
> stuff). Cozy[s] rule.
> > http://www.antigravitygear.com
>
>
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