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    cookers

    whats everyone use these days??
    just for overnighters


    started looking at a jetboil- all in one and not so bulky
    but if i get caught out it doesnt look like you can cook say meat etc

    your thoughts wise members?

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    KiwiJames set me up with a jetboil. It works a treat. I use that when living out of a pack and on backcountrys and have those Wharehouse gas plates and BBQ bottle for base camp. Why couldnt you cook meat with the jetboil fitting?
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    I use a small kovea gas stove.
    Had it 20 odd years.
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    I have a msr international whisperlite multi fuel, great for sub zero temp as it always goes with an absolute roar, I also have two screw on gas cookers, basically a small one and a larger one. My smallest one is a outer limits fantail stove, this gets more use than my others due to being so small. I can fit the cooker and a gas canister into my stainless mug. Perfect for a quick brew or boiling water for dehyd meals.

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    Jetboil. Like the fact that its self contained , and on the boil seconds after stopping.

    It's also nice and light.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    KiwiJames set me up with a jetboil. It works a treat. I use that when living out of a pack and on backcountrys and have those Wharehouse gas plates and BBQ bottle for base camp. Why couldnt you cook meat with the jetboil fitting?
    Nah mate. It a Primus Eta 1L pot and MSR Pocket rocket. Same deal as the Jetboil, just more flexible I reckon. I can't claim the idea though as Adam put me onto it first. Now have MSR micro rocket. Slightly lighter, and smaller with better flame distribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen fella View Post
    I have a msr international whisperlite multi fuel, great for sub zero temp as it always goes with an absolute roar, I also have two screw on gas cookers, basically a small one and a larger one. My smallest one is a outer limits fantail stove, this gets more use than my others due to being so small. I can fit the cooker and a gas canister into my stainless mug. Perfect for a quick brew or boiling water for dehyd meals.
    I have never found the altitude has ever been a factor with gas stoves for NZ hunting, even though the sales pitches bang on about it. I have a Primus Omnifuel liquid fuel stove and a mate the MSR Dragonfly. Both are big, and only good for long trips. Gas is the only way for me now with a MSR Micro Rocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Nah mate. It a Primus Eta 1L pot and MSR Pocket rocket. Same deal as the Jetboil, just more flexible I reckon. I can't claim the idea though as Adam put me onto it first. Now have MSR micro rocket. Slightly lighter, and smaller with better flame distribution.
    The shrimp boat captain eh? I told him to stop picking his nose or his head would cave in, one day. He has being going hard out ever since, to see if he can make it happen

    Goes to show how much notice I take of labels eh? I have used it quite a bit and always assumed it was a jetboil.
    No matter, it works bloody well.

    I still have not sent that skin off. It is pissing the wife off so I will leave it a while longer, yet
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    Mini gas cooker off TardMe for $28 and it hasn't let me down - I've got an MSR white spirits stove and it stays at home - the gas cooker folds up to the size of a fat matchbox and the modern cylinders reseal themselves so that and half a set of copper bottom pans/billy and it's good.

    The MSR is good but bulky and slower and funnily enough it's loud

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    I use a Whisperlite. Its a bit bulky compare to some but it is easy to maintain and cheap to run. It also has a wide base to sit a pot or pan on. Quite a few of the compact cookers have your pot perched up on a narrow stand. Very easy to tip your meal over.
    If I was going to buy a compact stove I would get a Kovea Titanium. They are like a mini rocket.

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    I have a couple of small gas stoves but seldom ever use either of them. I also carry a hexamine cooker in my day pack which probably gets more use than the gas cookers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308 View Post
    Mini gas cooker off TardMe for $28 and it hasn't let me down - I've got an MSR white spirits stove and it stays at home - the gas cooker folds up to the size of a fat matchbox and the modern cylinders reseal themselves so that and half a set of copper bottom pans/billy and it's good.

    The MSR is good but bulky and slower and funnily enough it's loud
    Deafening in a hut the bloody liquid fuel ones. Like a 747 about to take off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I have a couple of small gas stoves but seldom ever use either of them. I also carry a hexamine cooker in my day pack which probably gets more use than the gas cookers.
    You use hexi by choice? You really are loosing your marbles.
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    Taking petrol bomb cookers inside a hut is asking for trouble. About the same risk factor as leaving loaded, cocked without safety on rifles lying around IMO.
    Most huts have only one entry/exit and if you are on the wrong side of the cooker when it blows...then, well, you know.
    There are burnt out huts all over the country side that testify why they should only be used outside.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    I lost a small tent to a petrol stove back in the old country. It flared on ignition and all over rover.
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