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    Thanks for those great links.
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    Just an update - I still haven't received the Thermette Stove I ordered, it's been about a month. I've emailed them for an update on the shipping but haven't heard back. I believe the US distributor is small and they may not keep many on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgvoutdoors View Post
    Just an update - I still haven't received the Thermette Stove I ordered, it's been about a month. I've emailed them for an update on the shipping but haven't heard back. I believe the US distributor is small and they may not keep many on hand.
    No telling with some WWW type businesses. I had ordered a few Sterling knife sharpeners a while back. I waited, waited, e-mailed, waited...finally got a response - sorry, I was on vacation - shipping tomorrow.
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    Have been using the Esbit for 40+ years,have had and have many stoves,however, still choose the Esbit over all others for packing .

    Still have my frist esbit stove,
    the B.S.A. esbit.

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    Here is another stove, Its called the bush cooker. I like the multi fuel versatility and the ability to pack it in a snow peak 900. Check it out.


    http://video.google.com/videosearch?...um=4&ct=title#

    Here is another version of the above stove.
    http://www.bushbuddy.ca/
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    Quote Originally Posted by gryffynklm View Post
    Here is another stove, Its called the bush cooker. I like the multi fuel versatility and the ability to pack it in a snow peak 900. Check it out.


    http://video.google.com/videosearch?...um=4&ct=title#

    Here is another version of the above stove.
    http://www.bushbuddy.ca/
    Thanks for the additions, I've added them to the beginning list.
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    Well the Thermette cooker finally arrived, it took just over a month. I can't say the communication with the company was very good. I called them twice but never got anyone home. I emailed them to follow up on the order after three weeks and got a bit of a run around. Never did get a confirmation that it was on it's way.

    The product seems to be as described, I'll fire it up soon and try it out.

    I did get one unpleasant surprise though, it's made in CHINA! Nowhere on the website or on their brochure does it state where it's made. It talks about it being a New Zealand design but never really says it's made there.

    My main concern with this is the brazing of the pot. I hope they used food quality material. I was thinking maybe I could boil up a batch of water and send it to one of you to try.

    Well anyway I'll let you know how it works.
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    Hey, that's what the Q.C. department is for!! I am sure Ken and Crash will have no problem testing potentially harmful water! It's all for the good of the forum.. and they are SUCH swell guys!!!
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    Absolutely - send it my way. If I can't find an industrial hygenist to test it - I'll just give it to Mikey - he'll try anything!
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    msr whisperlite....and be done with it. best stove i have used hands down. lightweight, compact-ish, multi-fuel, durable and most importantly...its like a blast furnace!

    http://www.rei.com/gear/feature/sear...FQ8gDQodxFhOZg

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    Default Thermette Photos

    The quality of the cooker seems to be good. It is as described on Thremette's website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    msr whisperlite....and be done with it. best stove i have used hands down. lightweight, compact-ish, multi-fuel, durable and most importantly...its like a blast furnace!
    The MSR Whisperlite is a great backpacking stove. I own many of them and use them in my guiding service. It's the "Standard" in backpacking stoves.

    This thread was created to introduce a veriety of different stoves outside the norm. Thanks for your imput anyway.
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    Default Vulcan Safety Chef Camp Stove

    I've ordered the Vulcan camp stove, it looks cool for an vintage stove. I'll let you know how it works out.

    http://www.omahas.com/popup_image.php?pID=220&image=0
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    Update on the Vulcan stove order - I ordered it through Omaha Surplus in Fort Worth , Texas. Their ordering system is very efficient. I received multiple emails concerning my order, including:
    1. Order confirmation
    2. Order in processing
    3. Shipping ticket printed from USPS
    4. Order Shipped w/ tracking number
    All of this in less than 24 hours.
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    Thumbs up Thermette Cooker field tested

    Thermette Update - Well the rain finally stopped around here so I was able to get out and test the cooker.



    The testing went as follows:
    1. The water temperature used in the cooker was 41 degrees fahrenheit.
    2. The winds were high, steady at 15+ mph with regular gusts at 30+ mph.
    3. To start the fire I used a one inch cube of Starter Log.
    4. I set the piece of Starter Log in the center of the fire ring.
    5. I set the cooker on top of the fire ring.
    6. I dropped pieces of small maple twigs down the chimney, filling it about half full.
    7. I lit the Fire Log with a match, it took a few tries in the wind.
    8. The twigs caught quickly.
    9. I added a few pieces of 3/4 inch maple through the chimney.
    10. Within a couple of minutes the fire was roaring up through the chimney.
    11. The water, 2.2 quarts, boiled within 5 minutes.
    Just for a comparison I tested the cooker on a gas kitchen stove. I set the cooker on it's fire ring over a burner. The boiling time was 35 minutes. I then set the cooker directly on the burner, no fire ring, it took 25 minutes to boil.

    I'm very pleased with the performance when using it outside with firewood. Overall I've found the whole setup of good quality. It is made in China, but it seems to be built right. I haven't been able to find one, made of copper, built in New Zealand. I'll keep looking.
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    Now I got to go and put back my neighbor's step!
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    Is it just the pictures or is the water container soldered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Is it just the pictures or is the water container soldered?
    The water cotainer is soldered.
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    Since it's from China does that present a concern of leached lead?

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