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Scott Lehr
(lehrscott4) - F

Locale: Louisville - KY
Lantern and Stove in one. on 10/27/2010 08:44:43 MDT Print View

So I was helping teach a backcountry cooking class yesterday at my work, and a few of us got talking about the possibility of placing a small pot of water on top of the Primus Micron lantern and using it as a stove. So i put 2 cups in a small pot, placed it on top, and set the timer. It took 18 minutes to boil, but only 9 minutes to reach 195. Slow, but i still thought it was kinda neat.Primus Lantern

Del Johnston
(deljohnston) - F

Locale: Heart of Dixie
Good idea on 10/27/2010 11:33:53 MDT Print View

Hey, Scott! Good idea, that you could use in a pinch. I have the Coleman version of that small lantern and love it for camping (not carried for backpacking though). I also use the Optimus Crux stove, which is even smaller than the lantern.

If I were to carry the lantern with me, I would just as likely carry the stove as well, since it is so small. I wonder what the fuel usage is compared to the 3-4 minutes it takes with the stove.

The lantern might be great for things you don't necessarily WANT to be boiling hot. Hmmm. I would definitely have to have some sort of stabilizing system (rocks, stakes, etc) for the pot or other vessel.

Edited by deljohnston on 10/27/2010 11:35:41 MDT.

Scott Lehr
(lehrscott4) - F

Locale: Louisville - KY
Less fuel on 01/25/2011 05:32:26 MST Print View

IN reality, if you were going to be using the lantern anyway, you arent using any additional fuel to boil the water. Might as well get 2 uses from the same amount of fuel. Sure the lantern is 4.4oz, but you wouldnt need a canister stove, if thats your thing.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Simmer source on 01/25/2011 08:12:26 MST Print View

Great idea, Scott. I tried it while car camping, to simmer a cup of soup. It worked great, although you need to be sure that the metal cup doesn't fall off. This will only work with a lantern that has a flat top, of course, like our Primus. Now, my inner geekiness is forcing me to figure out a type of stable support for the cup.

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
Lantern stove on 01/26/2011 09:28:45 MST Print View

Here is a bigger lantern, with fabricated pot support. I'm trying to convince these guys that they need to do one for the smaller lanterns.

Pot support

Scott Lehr
(lehrscott4) - F

Locale: Louisville - KY
Lantern and Stove in one on 01/27/2011 08:12:28 MST Print View

Thats pretty cool Josh. For the small Primus lantern, it seems like it would be quite easy to have a simple fold out pot support from the sides of the lantern "globe". And at 4.4 oz as is, its quite light and serves multi purposes.

. Callahan
(AeroNautiCal)

Locale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
The old tent peg & wire solution... on 01/27/2011 18:17:31 MST Print View

Couple of titanium pegs through some stainless steel wire loops fixed to the top of the lantern should do it.

will sawyer
(wjsawyer) - F

Locale: Connecticut
Re: Lantern and Stove in one on 01/28/2011 20:21:55 MST Print View

Fondue anyone?