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The Infamous Six Dollar Stove

Discussion in 'China' started by Primus 96, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Primus 96 United Kingdom

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    How can you not be tempted at that price? I bought one for around £4.96 and I have seen one as cheap as £4.00. I have seen them with the Vango brand at twice the price in outdoor shops.

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    It came in the usual padded bag, completely anonymous.

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    Very low flame.

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    Full throttle.

    I have my doubts about the longevity of those pot supports. I expect the rivets to loosen, needing attention from a nail & hammer to tighten them.

    To get the best from this stove you will need a windscreen of some kind. The flame shots were made inside a garage in still air. I may post a shot done in the dark if anyone is that bothered. I was just testing the stove with a A4 butane can, but this tiddler is made for a 100g canister. On a 500 it looks somewhat ridiculous & that is the only other regular gas can I have at the moment.
     
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  2. Sparky

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    I bought one of those a couple of years ago. About $10 US including shipping. I found it was a well behaved little tart but I agree, the build quality is what you would expect for the price. Decent little back up stove, though.
     
  3. Nordicthug United States

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    I caught a special on e-bay, USD $5.95 with free shipping. I bought ten of 'em to put in the Emergency boxes I give away. A stove, fuel canister, transistor radio, flashlight, spare radio and flashlight batteries, candles and holder, box of matches and a list of things that would be handy in the car if one got stopped on the highway for whatever reason. Always assuming the worst.

    Anyway I still have three. Pretty good little stoves for the price.

    Gerry
     
  4. Primus 96 United Kingdom

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    Nordicthug: You got a good deal. I paid the equivalent of $6.53. I took it out with me yesterday in case my Coleman 502 ran dry. I have no idea of gas consumption for this little beast. Someone else will have an idea.
     
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    I've been tempted... Frankly I was excited when Walmart started carrying the primus classic trail for $20... This seems a bit too good to be true. I'm sure I'll pick a few up eventually. ;)
     

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