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gringoantonio
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Car Camping Stove

Post by gringoantonio » Mar 29 2010 9:45 pm

Anyone have a recommendation for a 2-burner car camping stove under $125?

Preferably propane but possibly open to benefits of other options.

I've finally given up on my hand-me-down Primus stove that seems to have only three settings--off, medium and high.

My most important criteria is good temperature control. I'm looking for a stove that can maintain a low setting, allowing simmering or simply keeping food warm.

Thanks!

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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by allanalxndr » Mar 29 2010 10:13 pm

I really like my two burner Coleman stove. http://www.coleman.com/coleman/ColemanC ... oryID=2010

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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by PaleoRob » Mar 29 2010 10:15 pm

I'll second the two-burner Coleman. Love it for car and rat camping.
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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by big_load » Mar 29 2010 10:34 pm

Yeah, if they still make 'em like they used to, you can't beat Coleman. Mine is about 25 years old. My dad's is closer to 50, but his is white gas. I miss all the pumping and adjustments.

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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by azbackpackr » Mar 30 2010 3:59 am

I still have the white gas one, but haven't used it for awhile. I use my backpacking stove when I go car camping nowadays. The generators and such on the old Coleman would wear out, but you could always buy the parts to replace them. When I was living off the grid in Hawaii, that is mostly what I cooked on. It was always important to keep a spare generator on hand, plus you have to remember to oil the pump thingy. A lot of people who think their stove is broken just have to oil the pump.
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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by big_load » Mar 30 2010 8:04 am

azbackpackr wrote:The generators and such on the old Coleman would wear out, but you could always buy the parts to replace them.
I met a guy in Boulder who seemed to make his living repairing discarded or garage-sale Coleman stoves and lanterns. The Boulder Army Store has a vast array of Coleman parts for all vintages. They also have some good deals on backpacking gear.

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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by Jeffshadows » Mar 30 2010 8:44 am

x3 on the Coleman.
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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by cabel » Apr 01 2010 4:25 pm

Coleman is the way to go on this!
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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by Grasshopper » Apr 01 2010 4:47 pm

x5.. This is the best Coleman model to go with: http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemanc ... 010&brand=
(The "Insta start" button also serves as a morning alarm clock so you can wake-up the late sleepers in your camp by needing to push this loud button in and out a dozen pumpkin times to ~start the burners!) :D
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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by Sun_Ray » Apr 01 2010 5:17 pm

big_load wrote:Yeah, if they still make 'em like they used to, you can't beat Coleman. Mine is about 25 years old. My dad's is closer to 50, but his is white gas. I miss all the pumping and adjustments.
I'm still using my Dad's white gas stove with a propane converter. Would buy another Coleman.
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Re: Car Camping Stove

Post by nimrag » Jun 17 2012 2:53 pm

I have a volcano II. It will burn charcoal, wood or propane.

http://www.bing.com/shopping/volcano-ii ... &FORM=HURE

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