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Matthew Hoskin

Locale: Kanangra-Boyd NP
WOW New Bulin multiple head stove! on 02/25/2013 01:43:51 MST Print View

Has anyone else come across this somewhat light ( 298gm) beast??????!!!!
triple head burner!

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
WOW New Bulin multiple head stove! on 02/25/2013 03:49:08 MST Print View

Wow! That otta get the coffee water going or snow melted. Maybe it will be faster than my old MSR FireFly.

Jeff McWilliams
(jjmcwill) - M

Locale: Midwest
Crazy on 02/25/2013 05:44:32 MST Print View

slightly off topic -

Two years ago, I went with a group of 12 to climb My Olympus and Mt Rainier as a self guided group. The trip was organized and led by a long time member of our backpacking club that teaches mountaineering and stuff.

For 12 people, we had two 6 - 8 qt aluminum pots for melting snow and for cooking. Under each pot the trip leader had constructed a board that held three MSR Dragonfly stoves in a triangular configuration. They ran simultaneously to provide enough BTUs to melt snow, boil water, cook food, etc.

I'm not sure where he got the idea. Some acquaintances say they've seen similar setups on mountaineering expeditions. It was a HUGE pain to operate these monstrosities. Even with three Dragonfly stoves going full blast, it took a long time to melt snow and bring it to a boil. Inevitably, one of the fuel bottles would lose pressure or run out of fuel, and it was fiddly and/or dangerous to move everything to service the misbehaving stove.

Maybe a white gas version of this CRAZY stove would work better? I dunno. I think I'd rather see our expedition team break into smaller groups, and use single stoves and smaller pots to melt snow and cook.

Anyway, seeing this three headed stove reminded me of that expedition.

What will they come up with next?

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Crazy Ghidorah stove on 02/25/2013 08:11:58 MST Print View

That thing's a beast. I wonder: does/can a canister expel gas with enough flow and pressure to work well with that much stove head? I wonder about when it's cold out, too.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
over cooling? on 02/25/2013 08:59:53 MST Print View

Single burner stoves drawing fuel out make the canister cold. I wonder if this stove would allow you to chill your brew on trips by placing the can on the canister?

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: over cooling? on 02/25/2013 11:03:54 MST Print View

With that much fuel flow I bet the valve freezes in cold/wet. I've had my Primus Spider freeze up at the valve at ~10F inverted. I've seen a 4head propane stove freeze up. It was a cheapie so maybe it was the unit but the temp was only 30ish.

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Re: WOW New Bulin multiple head stove! on 02/25/2013 13:19:54 MST Print View

The pictures don't make it totally clear, but I don't see a preheat tube on there, and if so this is not a cold weather stove.

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Orange County, CA, USA
Re: WOW New Bulin multiple head stove! on 02/25/2013 14:03:16 MST Print View

Wow! What a crazy contraption. Still, multi-burner stoves are something that have been created from time to time, usually for "industrial" applications.

This one would cause a lot of canister chilling and wouldn't be much good in cooler weather. In warmer weather where there's plenty of pressure, I guess you'd do fine, but you'd better bring a 450g sized canister.

I guess my first question is "why?" If you've got an application where you need lots of heat, why would you want a lightweight little backpacking type stove? What is the intended use of this stove? Maybe snow melting, but as has been stated, this isn't set up for cold weather operation.

Adventures In Stoving