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[pct-l] Re: pct-l-digest V1 #456

We would not recommend using the stove Roger mentions.  We used one
for a few "camping" trips and found that it had several problems:
  - Fuel tablets are messy, need to handle before burning.
  - Foil wrappers need to be carried out
  - Where do you re-supply near the trail?
  - Need to dispose of ash residue.
  - Flame blew out if much wind.
  - Often took more tablets than we expected to boil water for two.


>Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 21:22:38 -0800
>From: rogercar@pacifier.com (Roger Carpenter)
>Subject: [pct-l] Alternative stove
>A friend of mine who is thru-hiking this year found an unusual, very
>light-weight stove that burns fuel tablets.  The stove, when folded up,
>measures 3.5 x 5 x .75 inch deep and weighs 4 oz.  It unfolds into a
>stand that holds your cook pot, and you place two fuel tablets below
>pot.  About 3 tablets total are needed for cooking, unless you boil
>than 2 cups of water.  To be safe, plan on 4 tablets per meal.  

Peter and Sonja Schuster

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