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your camp stove of choice.........

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:09 am
by slowcowboy
what do you prefer on a camp stove..............white gas or propane.............you can vote here..........slow prefers white gas............ vote away.............slow

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:03 am
by PaulzOx
Propane, easy to get everywhere


PaulzOx

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:46 am
by Woodbutcher
I started with propane and switched back to white gas. Lasts longer, burns hotter and works great in cold weather and high altitude. I can get 2 weeks use out of one tank.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:10 am
by breb
Propane Why, personal experience with the vapors from white gas . From a standing position to a sitting in a matter of a second and it made a lasting impression(Many years ago). I had been camping with white gas for years as a youngster with family and probably developed a casual attitude. In my adult life I was surrounded by safety rules and reg's and have developed a cautious nature and the dislike for white gas . Still many campers use it every day without a problem. Just my personal choice.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:20 am
by tony.latham
I grew up with the assigned chores of filling up––and pumping––the white gas stove and lanterns every morning... No more.

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I'll stick with Propane. I refill the one pound bottles and they last a couple of days.

Tony

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:58 pm
by KCStudly
I like white gas because I have had trouble getting any heat out of propane at higher elevations.

Plus they are just way boffo cooler in a gear head sort of way. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:58 pm
by 3GKnight
Maybe I can't vote because I haven't used white gas...?

I was pretty fed up with my old Coleman propane stove and it's lack of heat output. Bought an Everest and like it. So much so I've put the cast iron away and just stick with cooking on it with non-stick stuff, as well as a small Weber propane grill.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:35 pm
by tony.latham
I have had trouble getting any heat out of propane at higher elevations.


Here we are last summer at 7300' in the White Cloud mountains and didn't have a problem with our Primus propane stove.

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I think our Yellowjacket trip was right at 8,000', again no problem making coffee (dinner was in the Dutch ovens).

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KC: What stove have you had problems with and what was the elevation?

Tony

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:40 pm
by Sierraguy
My Camp Chef Everest works great for me at my favorite 7200 ft elevation campground.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:59 pm
by Shadow Catcher
Compass Rose has a three burner propane Stainless Steel Suburban cook top but when we were tenting it was a 70+ year old Preway three burner white gas.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:30 pm
by Gladtobehere
Due to the risks involved with liquid fuels I also prefer propane. I have a refillable 5lb tank an always keep 3 or 4 1lb tanks as backup.

I camp with grand kids and simply can't tolerate the risk of fuel in a screw top container. When I was 20 something I used white gas and unleaded gasoline in the pump up coleman stove. Now I prefer the sealed propane bottles.

I do NOT refill 1lb disposable tanks but then again I don' t use many. I refill the 5 lb tank at a regular refill station.

We use a Coleman 2 burner and a Coleman grill but we also cook over the fire sometimes. Hot dogs...... Pie irons...... The kids love it.

Ohhh yeah... I must admit we usually have AC available. So an electric kettle and cheap toaster makes qick work of coffee an d toast for breakfast. Camping should be easy , safe and fun.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:33 pm
by KCStudly
Tony, I have to admit that it is an older model, a Primus 4400 Streamliner II, but then again, my white gas Colemans are old, too.

When we were at Poet Creek I couldn't get a medium sized pot to boil, just 5078 ft; ended up using coals from the camp fire. Maybe it was cold (morning/evening) at the time?

I'm not saying I'm opposed to propane. It is convenient and clean, and I'm sure technology has improved. I'm just saying, if I had to choose between them, and between the stoves that I currently own, I'd go with white gas.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:53 pm
by tony.latham
There's nothing like hot camp coffee, that's for dang sure!

I'd go with white gas.


Just out of curiosity, for those of you that take extra white gas on a trip, where do you store it? :thinking:

Tony

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:21 pm
by Woodbutcher
Coleman fuel comes in gallon cans and quart plastic bottles. I bought on quart plastic bottle that I store in my tongue box. All the dirty stuff goes in there . Tools ,Cjarcoal in a 5 Gallon bucket, wheel chocks Etc. Rarely do I need the extra bottle while on the road.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:00 pm
by slowcowboy
I noraly just put a can in the galley cubard on the tear. four wheeling atv is in back packs so it goes into back packing liquid fuel bottles meant for backpacking liquied fuel stoves.........they are sealed up tight like a water bottle simaler but got rubber seals and are leak proff..............also even when tear camping
its easer much easer to fill a coleman stove from a back packing liguid fuel bottle. easer to pure from............so I keep like two fuel bottles filled up that I refill when tear camping...............when I atv camp its all in back packs straped to the atv so what goes in comes out and like back packing the coleman can stays home and only two fuel bottles go in on the four wheeler............a lot of times I only run a single burner coleman or even the brown back packing coleman when tear camping..............so its fuel sipping stoves.........two small fuel bottles can cover a lot of cooking on a trip............my cooking varous with time............and I go though fads............used to be a atwood cook top in the tear...........I removed it from the tear than it was coleman propane fired skillet..........now its pure old time coleman stoves.........gas yes for a small grill..............food is starting to range into back packing freeze dried stuff as I get old and lazy and the coleman stoves cover boiling water very nicely. .........I find the old two burner coleman at gatherins can be for old colemans a work horse.......and I can do just about any thing on it at at least 8 grand in alutde and temps down to frost on the ground........ I ranch cook and do cast iron so I go though myself cooking fads.......the four wheelers I find the white gas and a old vintage coleman still cant be beat. slow