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Victor Lin
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Lightweight multi-fuel stove that can also use canisters? on 11/29/2011 20:26:23 MST Print View

I want to buy my roommate a stove for Christmas. She recently had her house broken into and they stole her TV, laptop, and purses :(

She travels a lot, so I like the idea of a multifuel stove if she needs it. I backpack myself, and I like having a lightweight, super compact canister stove. Obviously the stove itself needs to be very light as well.

I've been out of the loop for a while. Seems like the international stoves can't use canisters, and the canister stoves can't use multiple fuels. Am I wrong? Are there stoves that give you the option of going super lightweight canister mode in the US but can convert to multifuel for those international treks?

Edited by babybunny on 11/29/2011 20:29:05 MST.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Lightweight multi-fuel stove that can also use canisters? on 11/29/2011 20:29:13 MST Print View

The new Whisperlite Universal is essentially a Internationale+ in that it also uses canisters.

Victor Lin
(babybunny) - F
Re: Re: Lightweight multi-fuel stove that can also use canisters? on 11/29/2011 20:31:48 MST Print View

Nice! But it's not out yet? 2012 release date huh? Gonna miss Christmas for my roommate :(

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim)

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Re: Re: Re: Lightweight multi-fuel stove that can also use canisters? on 11/29/2011 21:05:03 MST Print View

Yes, and rumor has it that the release of the Whisperlite Universal has had to be pushed back. Looks like it may be Spring not January, but that's just a rumor.

Multifuel AND canister gas. The classic example is the Primus Omnifuel. I wouldn't say it's light, but it's not inordinately heavy for a multi-fuel stove. Primus is coming out with a new Omnilite Ti stove. I don't know when it will be available in the US. Probably not by Christmas.

There's also the Brunton Vapor All Fuel. It's gotten mixed reviews. Some people really like them.

I'd say the Omnifuel is your best bet if you want something by Christmas. REI has them for a pretty good price ($160). Not cheap, but an excellent stove. You will need a fuel bottle.

HJ
Adventures in Stoving

Edited by hikin_jim on 11/30/2011 13:16:04 MST.

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim)

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightweight multi-fuel stove that can also use canisters? on 11/30/2011 13:16:54 MST Print View

P.S. Amazon sometimes offers the Omnifuel for less.

HJ
Adventures in Stoving