Little Injun Scout

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Archivist, May 16, 2008.

  1. Archivist

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    Courtesy of Georgi

    These budget coil-burner seems to have been sold out of the USA but I noted on one I saw on ebay that on the tin it states "MADE BY ORIENTAL CRAFTSMEN IN JAPAN

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  2. Archivist

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    Note the price on the tin.

    Courtesy of Chuck Wilkins

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  3. Nordicthug

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    I have two or three of those kicking around. Both came with wine corks in the coil as in the photo above. Those dried out and fell apart, but replacements are easily come by. One of my stoves had an instruction sheet that said to use either kerosene or white gasoline. I could never get either one to burn kerosene, so I just figured whoever wrote the instructions was simply an ignoramus. Trying kero did keep me occupied and out of trouble for a while, though.

    I did get the stoves running well enough to boil a half pint of water, by burning Coleman type fuel in them. I've never had much trust in coil burners, even the "good ones." Those being the Borde, the Dickson, and the Tay-kit. For a gasoline burning small stove, the Svea 123 or the Primus 71 / Optimus 80 or the others of that ilk get my vote.

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    I've got one of these on it's way to me. I'm curious to try it.