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Had a bargain stove today

Discussion in 'Stoves' started by Gazo, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Went into sports direct this morning and noticed they sold backpack stoves.
    They only had one left which was half price in the sale from £19.99 down to £9.99 as it was the last one in the shop all the outer cardboard box was ripped which I complained about at the till so he let me have it for £5 :)
    stove is made by Karrimor comes in a plastic holder (see pic) and only weighs 126g and even has a electronic start on it.
    So well happy who is worried if the outer cardboard box is ripped will throw that away anyway :) 20120322_142949.jpg 20120322_142907.jpg
     
  2. stephenjames213

    stephenjames213 Technical Support

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    mate im well jell ,, thats a nice looking bit of kit
     
  3. Ian

    Ian Site Manager Staff Member

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    You put all other hagglers to shame mate, well done;)
     
  4. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    I am well happy with it, the only down side is the gas canister prices so I have just solved that problem :)
    The canisters it fits to are around £6 for the large one. 35925_633838579366718750891847858.jpg

    But for £3 I just ordered a converter nozzle-gas-camping-stove_04.jpg

    To allow me to use the cheaper cans you can pick up for £1 each unnamed.jpg


    So should save me in the long run.
     
  5. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    do you have a linc for where you got the converter? please...
     
  6. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    From ebay mate lots of sellers on there but they are all from far east so postage will take a few weeks. The guy I bought mine from is selling them for £3.90 with free post but he has a best offer so just put £3 and he will accept.
    Great little gadget that should save a fair bit of cash.
    One of the cheaper £1 bottles should last a weekend on a small stove.
     
  7. Ian

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    Won't be any good in cold weather though, not unless you can get them in a butane propane mix. I know you can get them but they can be difficult to locate.
     
  8. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    I have some now that are 70/30 mix, anyway don't plan on using it when it's that cold to be honest.
    I used the canisters in my other stove last weekend and never really had a problem and it was cold enough for frost.
     
  9. Ian

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    I found my heater was giving me trouble last August, late at night. But that was when it had been running for a while and getting towards the end of the bottle, it just wouldn't let that last bit out and you could feel the regulator freezing up!
    I'm on the hunt for butane/propane mix ones for it this year but the only ones I've seen are a bit expensive.
     
  10. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Tried my stove out yesterday with the converter and it works well.

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    The only issues is that when it is on a totally flat surface the legs on the converter do not touch ground, but guess if this was on uneven ground out in the bush you could find a patch of ground where it would sit right.
     
  11. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    looking good mate
     
  12. fishingwalkies

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    if it makes a brew.....it will do!!!!
     
  13. Ian

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    That does look good, much more compact than the normal cartridge stove.
     
  14. Kernowek Scouser

    Kernowek Scouser Quite Addicted Site Donor

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    Have a look at this

    Outdoor Picnic Gas Burner Portable Camping mini Stove
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    This Mini Stove is made of aluminum alloy and stainless steel which can stand the high temperature and weight. High-energy ceramic piezoelectric ignition system make it very convenience in outdoor. Folding design makes it smaller to put in the pot.


    - Hold up to 18cm diameter pot
    - Strong fire power, High thermal efficiency
    - Used with circinal screw gas holder
    - Light weight and collect in a plastic box.
    - Good companion for outdoor camping picnic
     
    - Colour: Silver
    - Stove Base Material: Stainless Steel
    - Support Material: Aluminum Alloy
    - Power: 3000W
    - Ignition: Automatically strike fire
    - Stove Open Size: 9(dia.) x 7(H) cm
    - Weight: About 116g

    Price 99p + £3.48 p&p from China.

    Discuss :)
     

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  15. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    At that price and if your looking for one got to be worth a try, but be prepared to wait 4 to 6 weeks delivery.
     
  16. Kernowek Scouser

    Kernowek Scouser Quite Addicted Site Donor

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    I'm not really a fan of gas stoves to be honest, but Isaw this and thought I'd post it here.

    You are spot on, it would definitely be worth a punt if anyone was in the market for small gas burner, even with the long wait for delivery and the fact that the cost of postage is more than three times the cost of the burner itself.

    I'm just wondering if this will turn up in Bushcraftland at some point in the future?

    If it does, I might have to pick up a handful :)