EPIgas Back-Pakker butane stove

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  1. presscall

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    I've posted instructions and box details for this stove in the Stove Ref Library

    Instructions and box for 'Back-Pakker


    It starts with a plastic base and incorporates pot rests set for large pots; pot rests set for small pots; cooking pot used as windshield; cooking pot used as a cooking pot ... and there's more

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    'More' being the installation of a handy little brass adaptor kept in the plastic base to enable the stove to take Campingaz-type butane cylinders, which of course would let you use that dinky little frying pan for a couple of weeks on the largest cylinder - not that the size of the pan offers much opportunity for anything more than a rasher of bacon, or one decent-sized banger and beans

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    A screw collar (not used with the Campingaz refillable gas cylinders) ensures that the weight of stove, pan and contents is taken on the collar of the gas cartridge and not on the threaded outlet. Nice touch.

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    Chubbier, squatter gas cartridges don't need the plastic base necessary to stabilise the stove when the narrow taller type of gas carts are used

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    Stove packed away

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  2. Tracer

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    Sorry for bringing this old thread up, but I have a stove like this and couldn't figure it out.
    I was missing the black collar, base and handle, and didn't realise the brass adapter could be removed for use with Lindal thread.
    I was just thinking the stove wasn't complete.
    Thanks to this thread, it just burned and I really like this stove.
    So thank you very much for this thread @presscall
     
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    @Tracer
    Glad to have been of help.
    Hope to see you again at Newark some time.

    John
     
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    I'm planning too, if health and job allows it.
     
  5. William Lambton

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    Most useful report. Thank you. I'll probably find the plastic base in due course and even the instructions. I remember both. I do not think I ever owned the carry tin. Meanwhile, I recovered enough of the unit today to get an almost-as-old stove-top espresso maker, very similar to this:

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    going, the EPIgas burner the ideal size for the purpose (despite minor stability issues). I still have a large, but of course empty, EPIgas butane canister, pic herewith (focus is on the rusty top).

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    Welcome to CCS @William Lambton. I'm glad my look at the EPIgas stove was of interest.
     
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