A look at the origins and evolution of our favorite camp stove... This post was going to be a few words about the Primus stoves we all love and some images I've collected from around the web. As usual, I found myself rambling all over the topic without a clear direction but here is a … Continue reading Classic Liquid Fuel Stoves
Continuing on with the theme of admiration for the classic camp stoves, here is a visual overview of the Optimus 80 / Svea 71. No, they are not exactly the same, but are very close and share virtually all the same features. For those interested in the early history of the liquid fuel camping stove, … Continue reading Camp Stoves: Optimus 80
Just some eye candy of the Optimus 8R. Battered, grungy, and well-used, much like it's owner. I really wanted one of these back in the mid-1980s. Since I was bumming around and using air travel, I went to a butane cartridge stove instead. For those interested in the early history of the liquid fuel camping … Continue reading Camp Stoves: Optimus 8R
Arguably the pinnacle of white gas stove design. My little Svea 123. It is essentially a brass fuel tank and a burner; a Molotov Cocktail with a valve. And it comes in one of my favorite colors, shiny brass. During a recent extended power outage, I used this guy on my electric stove top for … Continue reading Camp Stoves: The Svea 123
Saves Gas Bills, Saves Trouble, Saves Patience, Saves Time! And it burns any kind of oil. I think we would market this as multi-fuel off-grid survival stove these days.