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Scott Isaacs
(daughtkom) - M

Locale: Milwaukee
I don't know much about stoves... on 01/04/2013 21:02:28 MST Print View

I am planning a summer trip to Mt Whitney, although most of my other trips are at lower elevations (I'd guess 6000-7000 ft or less), almost always between late spring and early fall -- I'm a winter wuss. I usually don't take a stove at all, and just eat cold food, but am thinking about changing it up this time.

I don't know much about the different types of stoves. While I wouldn't mind specific stove recommendations, I'd really appreciate an understanding of which types of stoves (fuels) work best in different settings.

Any tips or quality links. I've seen lots of sites, but some seem to conflict.



Christopher Kuzak
Fuel consumption stuff on 01/04/2013 23:03:45 MST Print View

This article is a pretty good start:

Paulo Pereira
(ppereira007) - F
stove blog on 01/05/2013 13:53:09 MST Print View

This blog has tons of great info on stoves

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Re: I don't know much about stoves... on 01/05/2013 17:46:54 MST Print View

For Whitney in the summer, make your life easy with a nice simple light canister stove. This dog here is the old reliable:

Or go fancier and even easier(but spendier) with a Jetboil Sol:

Just don't get the Sol Ti - it has had issues with the fins on the bottom of the pot. And don't get the Jetboil if want to do anything besides boil water.

You'll want a separate windscreen if you get the Snowpeak, but can likely do without if you get the jetboil.

Yeah, you could do alcohol for whitney and save a couple ounces maybe, but I'd rather have the simplicity of the canister stove, especially when you just want one more hot drink and your brain is in low gear due to the altitude.

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
canister on 01/05/2013 19:00:37 MST Print View

Scott, I also suggest a lightweight canister stove and a cook/boil kit with a wind screen. You will be thrilled at the efficiency and speed to boil, and everyone appreciates a cup of steaming cider, tea or coffee at altitude!

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: I don't know much about stoves... on 01/05/2013 23:47:15 MST Print View

Hi Scott

You are a financial Member. BPL has LOTs of technical and general articles on stoves for you to read. Probably more than any other web site available.


Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: I don't know much about stoves... on 01/06/2013 18:37:16 MST Print View

"financial Member"

That is undefined.

You may mean above Forum Member.


Edited by --B.G.-- on 01/06/2013 20:51:12 MST.