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    Which Stove is the best stove?

    So...

    I have used both of these stoves, but do not own either... I want to buy one, but I am unsure which one.

    Wondering if anyone has any of these stoves, I know that Martin has the type that looks like a Primus, it seemed to burn really well when he let me borrow it..

    I just can't make up my mind on which one to buy. Can anyone suggest anything?

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    Woodsman rik_uk3's Avatar
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    Without a doubt go for the first one, a 'Booster' clone, they can burn gas, paraffin and Coleman fuel and the burner can be mounted in a Trangia for winter camping use.

    Nothing wrong with the second one but you have no different fuel options.
    Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by rik_uk3 View Post
    Without a doubt go for the first one, a 'Booster' clone, they can burn gas, paraffin and Coleman fuel and the burner can be mounted in a Trangia for winter camping use.

    Nothing wrong with the second one but you have no different fuel options.
    I didn't realise the first one would run on gas, how blonde of me!

    Looks like I will be going for that one!

    Thanks for the help
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    Go for the first one, and if you get an adapter off ebay you can use the picnic type gas cans, for long trips you will always be able to make a brew.
    Don't try white spirit in it though, I did and well let's just say stand well back or lose the eyebrows

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    Remember; buy cheap, buy twice!! I would go for the 1st one, the primus clone, out of the two because of its adaptability. Using liquid fuels will cover it in soot though!!
    Or save up a bit more and get something that is a bit more robust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janso View Post
    Remember; buy cheap, buy twice!! I would go for the 1st one, the primus clone, out of the two because of its adaptability. Using liquid fuels will cover it in soot though!!
    Or save up a bit more and get something that is a bit more robust?
    the clones are well made, I've used them and they seem good, plus if they break, the chinese companies just send out spare parts without asking any questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by janso View Post
    Remember; buy cheap, buy twice!! I would go for the 1st one, the primus clone, out of the two because of its adaptability. Using liquid fuels will cover it in soot though!!
    Or save up a bit more and get something that is a bit more robust?
    the clones are well made, I've used them and they seem good, plus if they break, the chinese companies just send out spare parts without asking any questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by janso View Post
    Remember; buy cheap, buy twice!! I would go for the 1st one, the primus clone, out of the two because of its adaptability. Using liquid fuels will cover it in soot though!!
    Or save up a bit more and get something that is a bit more robust?
    They only soot up if you use dirty fuel or under prime before lighting. Never use petrol in them, stick with clean burning fuel like Aspen 4T or panel wipe. They will run on paraffin but make sure you prime the stove with meths well.

    You can get a little Trangia adaptor


    and mount the stove in Trangia's or Trangia clones
    Richard
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    I've never used unleaded in them, just panel wipe.. That worked well

    cheers for the input guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by KieranBroadfield View Post
    I didn't realise the first one would run on gas, how blonde of me!

    Looks like I will be going for that one!

    Thanks for the help
    By "gas" I think the original poster,Rik-uk3, may mean "Petrol"

    - just to add that Aspen fuel is worth its weight in gold - brilliant stuff. The one you want for a stove is Aspen 4T
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