Camp Stove selection

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Postby campmaster-k » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:40 pm

Make no mistake about it. That three burner is HUGE. And its heavy. It does work good and its very sturdy.

They are all good choices.


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Postby bobhenry » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:10 am

mikeschn wrote:So let's say you've set up a campground queen teardrop that runs only on electric. And you end up at a campground that doesn't have electric. What do you do?

Can't cook, cause your stove is electric.

No lights, cause they are all electric too!

Or do you pack 2 stoves, and wire for two sets of lights? How about 2 sets of furnaces, and 2 sets of air conditioners? :? :? :?


We went to our fall gathering and we used one of these........


I dug out coals and chucked them under my legged spider skillet and we made breakfast. We dug out more coals later and made apple brown betty and a monster meatloaf.

No electricity or propane required but I will confess I did add 12 to 15 kingsford charcoal bricketts to the dutch oven for the apple brown betty to be better able to control the baking.

Ain't that what campin's about ????
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Postby theonetruetom » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:16 am

I have 2 stoves that I take with me camping: My main stove is a Coleman 2-burner propane stove, the standard green one. My secondary (which is actually more versatile, and boils water faster) is a Cadac Safari Chef. Kind of like this one, but without the lid.
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Camp Stove selection

Postby Nite Ryder » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:03 am

Yes, I have a camp chef propane stove like the OP was asking about, and I've used it quite a bit. It is basically a two burner propane hot plate with a few extras thrown in. Mine had a griddle that fits over the grill if a person wants to use it. The only trouble I have had is sometimes in windy conditions the flame is blown out (when on low), so I make a fold up wind screen out of some galvanized sheet metal to go around the burners. I still have a white gas Coleman cook stove, and I have an attachment for it that allows you to use propane instead of white gas. I have a one burner Coleman Peak that I sometimes use for day trips, and a large one burner gas hot plate that I use with a large 7 1/2 gallon military type cooking pot. My wife thinks I have a fetish for camp cooking stuff, I store most of my stuff in a cargo trailer that I can pull to our shooting range for cooking. I also have a Chrysler Air Temp, diesel fired military cook stove that was made in 1945. The camp chef is worth the money, I like mine very much.
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Re: Camp Stove selection

Postby BobBash » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:12 pm

I recently bought an electric induction single cooktop from Amazon made by DuxTop & it is the model 8300ST . It sells for about $76 . I think it's great . You need cookware that is made out of any ferris metal ( magnetic) but it heats up much quicker than any other cooktop that I have tried & by doing so , uses less energy . For heating up a sizeable pot of water it's hard to beat .The only thing that could be a downside is that when it's on , a fan is running & that may be bothersome to some folks .....
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:35 pm

We have an electric griddle/large fry pan that Nancy uses when we have AC and we have the tree burner cook top and now the gas point that I can plug our small gas grill into. I also feed the water heater with either gas or electric. I just received the new 25# translucent propane tank the day after the accident. The National and some of the state Parks we will be staying in on the way out to California do not have electricity (one reason I wanted to be able to see how much gas we have).
For ecological and price I have always avoided the 1# tanks, I want something I can fill.
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Postby chocy » Thu May 03, 2012 7:53 am

Nytewyng wrote:I have the camp chef 3 , actually bought on closeout at the local Lowes for 100.00. If we are camping with a group of friends Ill take along. Actually bought it for the wife to use outdoors for canning so we dont heat up the house. For regular weekend camping we have a coleman 2 burner and the "pig" Image

Gotta love the pig for hibachi cooking , came with skewers, and a griddle top too

I love that pig! :shocked: Is that a vintage? I have never seen something like that, really nice. You're one lucky guy having that :thumbsup:
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