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
"Do you ever Hunt? Fish? Paddle a Canoe? Explore? Prospect? Climb Hills or Sail on a Yacht?" Such was the opening line on an 1899 advertisement for Primus stoves. That covers just about anybody of worth that I know. Of course you need a stove. Buck up and buy one (that means you Jim). The … Continue reading Primus Stove Accessories
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.