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Offline drfloog

touring stove
« on: February 10, 2012, 04:29:55 pm »
Whats the best decently priced cooking stove for touring?

Offline waynemyer

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Re: touring stove
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 05:40:14 pm »
Too many factors to answer without more context. Lay out more details and you'll get much more relevant answers. Details such as budget, locale, time away from resupply, number of people for whom you will be cooking, food preferences, et al.

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Online staehpj1

Re: touring stove
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 06:06:51 pm »
I agree that we need to know more to really say.  I like my home made pop can stoves for most touring for one or two.

If I want a canister stove the Pocket Rocket is a great stove.  It worked great for three of us on the TA when we could find fuel.  That said I have found it hard to find fuel for it in many locales, some of which were places you would think it wouldn't be a problem.  Oh and MSR has a new one that sounds even better, the Micro Rocket.

Offline drfloog

Re: touring stove
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 10:16:20 pm »
6 days alone in Rocky Mtn Natl Park, low budget.

Offline Paul A

Re: touring stove
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 01:28:39 pm »
There are a number of simple, cheap alcohol stoves you can build, or buy.
Do an internet search for terms like alcohol stove, backpacking stove, or diy stoves.  Probably the simplest, cheapest, easiest, and most well known is the Supercat stove.  It's notheing more than a cat food can with holes strategiclly punched in it.

Offline paddleboy17

Re: touring stove
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 09:52:57 am »
Do you have any cooking equipment?

What are your cooking expectations?  Are you going to live on macaroni?  Freeze dried packets? 

Do you expect to resupply daily?

Offline drfloog

Re: touring stove
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 04:07:51 pm »
I bought a MSR pocket rocket