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Paul Ashton
(PDA123) - F

Locale: Eastern Mass
snow use video on 05/21/2013 16:23:58 MDT Print View

This a good video of using a SVEA in snow

I have a SVEA 123 and think it is great for solo use in any weather. My work colleague who doesn't count any mountain under 6K metres, laughed when I showed it to him. He thought it "wimpy" and inadequate for snow melting for a climbing team of 3 or 4. He uses an MSR NGK.

Edited by PDA123 on 05/21/2013 16:28:49 MDT.

Zorg Zumo
(BurnNotice) - F
Strange example of cold-weather capability on 05/22/2013 14:39:29 MDT Print View

The tank of the stove is frozen in a block of ice. The guy primes it and it lights right up. Interesting use of a wick.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Last Question - really on 05/22/2013 17:33:26 MDT Print View

> Do you need an insulating pad under the stove on the snow, or does it work better without one?

I always use a small bit of light 3-ply under my stove in the snow. It prevents the snow from melting and allowing the stove to fall over!