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Discount Camp Stove
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:30:54 PM »
The Nam Dae Mun groc. store in Lilburn has this butane stove for $14 and the butane canisters in a 4 pack for $4, if you need a discount camp / emergency stove. Mine boils water pretty quickly. I like to have a spare stove in the winter if the elect or gas goes out. It shouldn't be used indoors w/o ventilation, but neither should any other open flame. It would probably work OK under the stove hood especially if the fan still ran. If the fan didn't work b/c of no elect., it would probably be iffy.


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Re: Discount Camp Stove
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 09:58:53 PM »
I've got a couple of these - specifically from that store. I originally bought them for boiling cosmoline out of milsurp guns outside.

They're smaller, quicker, and easier to use than propane, but sometimes I prefer propane if I'm doing several things with the fuel.

They're also MUCH safer than propane indoors - the warnings are mainly liability issues. They're popular with party caterers who use them indoors, and the reason you see them in Asian markets is a lot of times a whole extended family will live in a house and cook in their bedroom. I'm not openly suggesting they're 100% safe, but I've literally never heard of one causeing a problem, and I have propane (I've been known to use a propane coffeemaker in the house with a door open).

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Re: Discount Camp Stove
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 10:18:04 PM »
Thx for the input, Lilburner. I'm glad to know butane is safer than propane inside. If I don't have any other way to heat the house, I'll use butane before propane and use the white gas Coleman stove last. It will probably work best if I crack a window.
I've heard of a lot of people getting hurt from natural gas space heaters. A lot of people used to use them w/o a problem, but the houses were draftier back then


Re: Discount Camp Stove
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 11:31:15 PM »
We use these stoves in Scouts all the time.  They do not work in cold weather.  They're good and stable stoves though.  I've been with the Troop for nearly 4 years and none of the stoves have broke despite being dropped, boy-handled, tossed around while the trailer was being driven around...  I believe the cost of those canisters are a pretty good deal.
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Re: Discount Camp Stove
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 10:05:07 AM »
I have used one of those a time or 2 (dozen) for melting wheel weight lead and casting boolits.  It worked well but needed some wind blockage if the wind was up a bit high.

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Re: Discount Camp Stove
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 01:05:42 PM »
I have one for backup and I use it when I need an extra burner when cooking or canning.


Re: Discount Camp Stove
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 03:00:46 PM »
I love these stoves, need to check and see how my fuel supply is while it's on sale. Great as camp or backup stoves. Member and Recruiter

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Re: Discount Camp Stove
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 09:34:47 PM »
The butane stoves are safe to use indoors, that is one of the reasons they are so wonderful for emergency back up cooking. I have used my two butane stoves indoors safely for many years with no problems.