Sigg Tourist!

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  1. Marc

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    Found a Sigg Tourist cookset at a yard sale today for a pittance. Alas, no stove therein, nevermind what the label says.

    Upon inquiring of the owner([-o<), he did indeed have the stove! :D/:D/:D/

    Using the stove elsewhere was the only reason he bought the kit, and the stove itself wasn't for sale. :-({|=

    I scooped the kit up anyway, it practically threw itself into my hands.

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    Time to source a Svea 123 or suitable substitute.
     
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    Oh yeah. Is that a $2 label I see?

    One of the all-time scores.
     
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    I have a couple of those sets and I think they’re lovely. $2 is a heck of a deal, especially in that condition! well done.
     
  4. Marc

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    Indeed $2. I goofed, I try to pull the labels off before photographing, seems impolite. As I say, it practically threw itself at me. Would have been dumb to pass it by.

    123's are going for more than I'm willing to pay on eBay, that'll be one I keep my eyes open for at swap meets and yard sales. Are any of the clones worth anything?
     
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    And in beautiful condition. I bought my first Sigg, well-used with dings (with stove) for $50 on a buy-it-now 17 years ago and was happy.

    Like I said, one of the all-time scores.
     
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    Now that the Sigg has made it home .... a suitable 123, or 71 if need be, will be magically drawn there.
     
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    I have a nearly identic stove with the famous brand "TAIWAN" - checked the fit of Radius 42, it should work even if the Radius tank is smaller diameter than the bottom indent in the lower windshield.
     
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    Thanks folks.

    I'm compiling a list of alternatives that will work and will be keeping my eyes open.
     
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    I am surprised that you do not already have one.
     
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    Marc,
    re "I'm compiling a list of alternatives that will work..."
    Lemme know how that works out : ). Pray tell.

    It would seem a substitute for a Svea 123 involves trade-offs.
    SIGG is designed for and works best with Svea 123/123R.

    I didn't think a 42 would work? Std size P71 & Op80s do not work.
    Only the shorty P71 & Op 80s would work (I think, maybe)... and not as well as Svea 123.
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    Reason I post is reminder.... A man of your abilities may be able to fashion a crude but working windscreen for a 400, you have a 400 as I recall. link
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    In Pacific Northwest ! A lot of pack stoves vs most of the country, keep an eye out, an affordable Svea 123 should become available. Seattle Craigslist is showing 3 as we speak.
    If I were you, I'd set it aside 'til steal of a deal on a Svea comes your way. thx omc
     
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    Wow. Finding the Tourist was the hard part. The stove should be a lot easier to find at a yard or estate sale. Knowing what the 123 looks like without its wind screen may help, especially if you look at the pics for upcoming estate sales.
     
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    I found my first Sigg Tourist set on eBay, it came with a nesting 6 piece set of Bulldog Brand billy pots. It was listed a “Aluminum Camping Cook Pots”, and was about $30 shipped,,, I was the only bidder.
     
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    @snwcmpr A list, or a 123?

    @OMC I haven't had a chance to do any research, but I think you've hit the nail on the head. I've never once regretted spending more on a higher quality tool or a tool more suited to the job at hand, never once. The opposite, trying to "save" a buck and make do, I have regretted. Buying right the first time also usually winds up being less costly in the end, in time, $$$, and aggravation.

    I'll forget the clones or alternates and just keep my eyes open for a 123. There's one for $40 on the local CL, it's just a 2.5 hour drive away........
     
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    Definitely you need a 123, and good deals will show up.
     
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    I did mean a Svea 123. Surprised you do not have one.
    If you only have one, have a Sievert Svea 123.
     
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    @snwcmpr Hadn't come across one yet, very few of my stoves are ones I had specifically looked for. Almost all were ones I'd come across at fantastic prices and jumped on. I need to do more research and find out which 123's are Sievert, no clue what the lineage on the one I've just purchased is.
     
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    Hiya Marc,
    That is a very good find let alone for US$2.00! It is in very good condition too.

    I have to say that I am a little bit envious. Well done sir.

    Cheers
    Simon Foxxx
     
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    Your Svea looks like an early 123R - that should be circa the time when brand started to shift from Sievert to Optimus, same production with new owner.
     
  20. Ed Winskill

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    I confess to having become an R fan lately. My long-time user 123 needs a fettle, and 2 seasons ago we grabbed Christine's set, a long-ago gift from Doc, for use on our overnighters. It's a Sigg with 123R. I have really come to like the quick on-off of the R, like throwing a switch, as opposed to the deliberate 'winding' of the 123 valve. It's...faster with the R....

    Anyway, Marc, when you get it set up, it's off to the mountains. The best of the backpacking cooking kits, bar none.