My new Kap-arctic

Discussion in 'KAP' started by Christoph, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Christoph

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    Hi,

    I always admire some of you stove mates how much luck you always have in finding new stoves for reasonable prices ....
    But "A blind man may sometimes hit the mark." so I had the luck to get a new Stove.

    I proudly present my Kap Arctic :D

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    Its complete and was used only one week in scandinavia

    I noticed it's very hard to regulate the flame, and my flame was very yellow

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    Intereting is how the inner cap is fixed

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    I think this was not made my the burner manufacturer
    :?

    Do you know how easy it is to get some spares ?

    All in all I'm much more satisfied as with the nova ...
    The Kap sounds very great

    8)

    Regards,

    Christoph

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  2. usdan50

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    That last picture looks like the business end of a saturn five rocket. Dan
     
  3. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Christoph,

    YIPPEEEEEE!!! Congratulations, Lad!! Great photos, too!! You have just proved what I always say, "If you look, you will find"!!!! What a fine bit of good fortune you've had!

    Now, you know, after Spudz sees these photos, he's going to go and get falling-down drunk!! You have just showed him what he wants most, in Stovedom!!!! :lol: :lol: 8) 8) Way to go, Christoph, and thanks for sharing your fine fortune with the rest of us!! Have fun with your new Baby, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc Mark
     
  4. rik_uk3

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    Nice one Christoph, great stove and photo's. A very good addition to your collection 8)
     
  5. nzmike

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    Hi Team.

    What a neat thing! I always thought Trangias were a bit crude in the burner department. Reliable yes, but not very subtle and somewhat thirsty for the ole meths.
    I love the orange cone of flame, I can just feel the heat coming of it from here. One more I want to add to my collection... *sigh* where does it ever end.....
     
  6. biffa

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    perfect stove :D
     
  7. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Mike,

    Yer dreamin', right?????????? Do not try to adust your television set; You've just crossed over into the "Stove Zone"!!!!! It NEVER ends, Lad !!!! (That's what so darned cool about it!!) :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: ;) ;) ;) Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc Mark
     
  8. dsk

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    Con gratulations!!!!!!

    This may have given oter ideas to copy, but KAP is th first, and probably most reliable.

    Con gratulations

    dsk
     
  9. rik_uk3

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    You have the option with the Trangia for a Nova or gas conversion, I in fact fitted a cheap gas burner without a problem, and am looking for a Trangia clone to mount my Varifuel in. The Kap design says a lot for the Trangia system as well don't you think :)

    That said, I would love a stand alone Kap 8)
     
  10. Christoph

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    Thank you all for the comments.
    :)

    A stand alone Kap is probably the Optimus explorer :?
    Indeed I think the concept of a reliable kero burner is very good, probably now other non-alk spiritburner will burn as good in windy conditions like a silentburner in the trangia shield.
    The guy from which I bought the Kap makes winter trips in scandinavia, (someting I unfortunately probably will never do often) and guess what he is using instad of the Kap now :?:

    The Standadt Trangia Burner at -30? to -40? :D ;)
    He told me the musher a few of this burners in combination to melt water for thier dogs.
    All in all I must admit that the orignal burner is much more reliable as any kero burner ever will be.

    (so I wonder why I more than this stove :? ;) )

    @rik a copy of the optimus tor I can get for 15,90?
    Then Globetrottter has steel china sort of alk burner.
    The cheapest Orginal I know is 48,50? for the big one in aluminium, and 69,50 for the small in duossal with kettle.

    Regards,

    Christoph
     
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  11. DAVE GIBSON

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    could you show us a photo of the entire stove together along with the fuel bottle?
     
  12. Christoph

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    Hi Dave,

    you can see some additional photos if someone can tell me something about the Coleman Oven ;)

    The fuel bottle is an ordinary Sigg one, the pump is very similar to the Optimus explorer/nova?s pump, but there is only one long fuel line, there is nothing with "turn the botlle to let come air trough the fuel line.
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    the aluminium plate is insulatet it?s for using the Kap in snow



    here the Kap compared with the Nova DSCF5077.jpg

    here the Burner

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    Regards,

    Christoph
     
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  13. spudz

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    :mrgreen:

    Just wonderful, well done Christoph.
    Great photos for me to compare the different burners etc.

    Doc Mark is correct ... my dream is a KAP or an Optimus Explorer #11 .

    Again ... :mrgreen:

    Enjoy the Flame
    Spudz