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    Post by Prepared Associates on Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:30 am

    Anyone try out the cheap $6.00 Chinese clone stove on Amazon?
    http://www.amazon.com/Ultralight-Backpacking-Canister-Ignition-silvery/dp/B004U8CP88/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1387549609&sr=8-9&keywords=msr+stove

    Bought one to mess around with. I still like (and trust) my MSR PocketRocket stove better.

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    Post by MtnClimber on Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:54 am

    Shoot, at that price I'd be tempted to try it.. Keep us posted on how ya like it.


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    Post by Prepared Associates on Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:55 am

    Yeah, the price is ridiculous considering it came over by boat from China. Even more insane is that it folds up smaller than my MSR stove and has a lighter attached to it. Then again, all the flashy gizmos/features don't mean anything if reliability isn't there.

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    Post by Guest on Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:45 pm

    I just bought one for grins. Ill do a review as well.
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    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:59 pm

    Review(s)?


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    Post by AllanR on Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:27 pm

    Does A Coleman gas base fit this?
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    Post by Guest on Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:30 pm

    Not sure, its coming from over seas and wont be here till between Jan 17th and Feb 4th
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    Post by AllanR on Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:40 pm

    I didn't know if the OP knew. Well. When you find out, update here.
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    Post by Prepared Associates on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:19 am

    Update:
    So I have used it a couple of times to boil water, nothing fancy. Works as advertised, however, being Chinese, I wouldn't take it in the woods as my sole source for cooking/heating. Like the Chinese radios, I just don't trust my life on it. Regardless, I'm storing it in my truck with a fuel canister as a backup.

    AllanR- I don't know what you mean as far as Coleman gas base. It accepts the isobutane pressurized gas containers. I have only used it with MSR fuel canisters as I believe the quality of the fuel is better for cold temps. FWIW.
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    Post by Guest on Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:21 pm

    Hello, I received mine a few days ago as well and now I am on the hunt for a few of the gas containers. Ill keep an eye out for them.

    Its a pretty neat little rig but as Stuart said, I wouldnt trust it as my soul source, so itll be used as a back up just in case or for those times when I take that trip that doesnt warrant taking a full fledged stove with me. Folds right up and stores in a container thats less than a pack of cigarettes when it comes to cubic inches. Id guestimate 3" x2" X1".
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    Post by AllanR on Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:22 pm

    For $6 I just bought one. I figured I will use it 3-4 times a year. To make my self some coffee and egg's in the morning . If It makes it 1 year. I got my $6 worth.

    It'll show up between Feb 24th and March 12th
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    Post by Guest on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:26 pm

    For me it was towards the end of the shipping estimate. Still a good deal for what it was. You have to get a gas source attached to it as well, so thatll be about $20. Not bad for a $30 camp stove.
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    Post by AllanR on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:34 pm

    I paid $6.35 for the unit, And that's shipped to me. so I cant complain. I figured I would find like a little coleman canister for a gas source.. Should be cheap enough for a few outings. If it last 4-5 trips out camping. I say I got my $6.35 worth
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    Post by Guest on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:51 pm

    Absolutely. Its cheap insurance. It'll spend a lot of its time in my molle bags on the rear door. Good back up system
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    Post by Prepared Associates on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:21 am

    Update: it's a typical piece of crap Chinese engineering. Attempted to use it in a roaring nor'easter to melt some snow and it failed miserably. Utterly useless.

    My money would have been better spent buying $6.00 of bic lighters and using those one at a time to melt snow.

    I unscrewed it from the fuel canister and threw it in the yard where it is now probably covered with 3' of snow. Good place for it.
    I grabbed my MSR stove and finished the job.
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    Post by AllanR on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:38 am

    So it wouldnt stay lit? Or couldn't produce enough heat to melt the snow? Details?
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    Post by Prepared Associates on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:39 am

    Wouldn't stay lit. Uneven flames, and the whole unit just felt unsteady.
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    Post by MtnClimber on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:40 am

    Did it melt the snow when you threw it outside?  lol! 


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    Post by Prepared Associates on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:41 am

    I'm sure my dog will dig it up and drag it inside.  tongue 
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    Post by AllanR on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:42 am

    I guess its a good thing I wont be using it in the winter since I am not a outside winter kinda person. lol
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    Post by Guest on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:00 pm

    haha   well there goes the "reliability" factor as a backup unit.  If anything Id like my backup to be better than my original to ensure that it works.  I like throwing things in the woods too. Might give it a go.

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