Camping Gaz Rando 360

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  1. Harder D. Soerensen

    Harder D. Soerensen Denmark Subscriber

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    Found this little unused one in a retro-shop.
    It came with one original Canister, but I discovered two things in this order:
    My local specialist shop has brand new canisters for around 11$/a piece, so I bought two - and that you can refill them easily to full load with a regular Butane Lighter refill-can.
    (You can get propane-mix as well for refill).

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    I am no particular fan of Butane stoves - but this little beauty has a certain style to it, as it also holds two cannisters inside its tin/box.
     
  2. Barrett New Zealand

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    I like its style, pretty cool.
     
  3. Tea belly

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    I must say I like this stove, it's compact design illustrates the thought processes of someone that if he or she were still alive would very much appreciate a web site like this for like minded people that enjoy using and preserving portable cooking appliances for generations to come. Well done sir, a good find and well worth keeping and after all it could be argued that gas under pressure is a liquid fuel. (runs off and hides behind the shed to avoid the retribution for that comment).

    Malcolm.
     
  4. gieorgijewski

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    Thats idea/construction is great.
    As "user" imo - CV 360 is unacceptable.
    But:
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    this is "best stove I ever have":
    if - "best" mean -
    universal, light, compact, hellish cheap, working at once.
    long time ago i have idea to convert Rando 360 to thats system...
    As collector - "its just another pour quality cheap stove"
    :)
     
  5. Radler Switzerland

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    @gieorgijewski
    Fully agree!
    The stove is made to gain money, money from the users.
    The stoves I like, are those which were made for cooking, fifty years ago, and still will serve for cooking in another fifty years. (If fuel is available then.)

    Radler
     
  6. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, @Harder D. Soerensen ,

    Harder, I, too, like the little 360, and think it's design and construction is first rate!! I used to take one for lightweight camping, hiking, and ever deer hunting. Even in the cold, with a bit of snow, if I found a sheltered spot, the little Rando 360 did just fine! I boiled up water for tea, made tea, and also cooked home-made dehydrated meals in it (small portions, of course!). I own two of those little rascals, and a box of cartridges, all being saved for special usage. Years ago, I gave thought to trying to cobble the 360 into something that could burn different cartridges. Nothing came of it, though I do think that others have accomplished that task.

    Thanks for sharing your little Rando with us, and well done on scoring it, and the cartridges!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  7. alanwenker

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    I love the Rando, though I have a weakness for stoves with integrated pans for cooking. How do you refill the gas canister? I am shocked you found two new canisters, they are no longer available here. I have a several full canisters, but like Doc do not wish to use them all.
     
  8. Harder D. Soerensen

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    @Doc Mark and @alanwenker

    Its actually fairly easy.

    Get a standard Butane lighter refill can and use the bare tip on the lighter refill directly into the 360 cartridge.

    When fully loaded they weigh in at around 105-108 grams.
    I usually give it 4-5 “pushes” before its full. Normal butane load is 52 grams.
    So from now on I would have no scruples using it, since a can of lighter refill with 167 grams like the one pictured is around 2.25$. Its around 0.75$ for refilling a cartridge.

    (I am considering it for sale/Swap - it has only been lid without using the box/tin/pot as far as I can see).
     
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    Thanks for the illustration. I can't believe it is that easy.
     
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  11. Majicwrench

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    Always had a soft spot for Gaz stuff.