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Re: Apex stove

On Fri, 29 Mar 1996, Matt Holmes wrote:

> I just received my new Peak 1 Apex stove, but I always get 3 foot-high
> yellow flames when I first start it.  I've already singed the hair off my
> forehead, and I've been fooling with it for a couple of days.  I know Alisa
> is asking about the apex also, so does anyone own the stove that can
> provide some helpful hints?  Also, should I carry the maintenance kit while
> hiking? Including an extra generator?  How much fuel should I carry?
> Matt  Holmes
> 'Strider'
> holmess@ufrsd.k12.nj.us

That sometimes happens, especially if you have the fuel bottle too 
full.   I would suggest lowering the level of the fuel (2/3 full) and try 
again.  Open the valve on the bottle only 1 turn(I sometimes play with 
this, but typically the 1 turn will due) and keep the adjuster at 
about medium.  When the stove starts, pump about 10-20 more times(in the 
directions that came with it).  The flame should settle at this point(the 
generator is up to temp),so cook on.  I have had my Apex for 3.5 years 
and have never had to do maintenance(maybe I'm lucky).  It doesn't hurt 
to carry a mainteance kit with you(it doesn't weigh much) on trail.  As 
far as fuel goes, a 2/3 full bottle will simmer for about 4-5 hours.  So 
plan accordingly.  On a weekend trip, I may carry an extra fuel bottle but that's my preference.  I would rather be safe than sorry.
I would hate to miss my morning cup of coffee, due to no fuel.

Hope this helps.


David Davison    afn01191@afn.org,  GH3@afn.org
G'ville Hash House Harriers    http://www.afn.org/~gh3/
University of Florida Canoe and Raft Club  http://www.afn.org/~canraft/
Paddling can give you the opportunity to get away from everyday life and find solitude[and]silence.
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