SotM (Stove of the Month) August 2019

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  1. Spiritburner

    Spiritburner Admin Subscriber

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    This month the category is military stoves. If the stove in question is also available on the civilian market there must be some markings etc that show that it is military issue.

    Post your nomination as a reply to this post.

    The rules.
    • Stove must feature in the Stove Reference Gallery (SRG) with a link posted in the entry. So now's the time to get those stoves photographed & posted! If it's been listed for years already that is ok too.
    • Maximum of 2 pictures in the entry. The pictures must show the stove working & in it's entirety. More pictures can of course be shown in the linked SRG entry - as many as you want!
    • Stove must be presently owned by the member.
    • One entry per member.
    This nominations post will be open for the month of August. At the end of the month the post will be closed & the qualifying stoves placed in a blind poll for members to vote for. The poll will remain open for 1 week. Most votes is the winner.

    The winner will get a SofM Winner notation on their posts & profile & a £10 voucher code from The Fettlebox

    If this takes off & is repeated sufficient times throughout the year all winners will be entered into a Stove of the Year poll in January 2020. The winner will get a SotY notation on their posts.

    Good luck & have fun!
     
  2. Marc

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    I'm in!

    M40 / M44

    First firing of my stainless M40, heating water for an afternoon coffee.

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  3. Ed Winskill

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    Good timing, Marc...
     
  4. Marc

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    Aye, sometimes things work out just right.

    Apologies on the poor quality of the second photo, folks. I'd turned off the shop lights to get the flame better but the low light capability of my camera is severely reduced, compounded by not having curtains on the windows. I need to build a proper photo booth and get a better camera.
     
  5. igh371

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    A real beast of a stove, Soutter British military special made in 1918 when the supplies of Primus stoves from Sweden had been cut off due to sea mining and U-boat activity:
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    Reference Gallery link - Soutter, 1918 (collapsible).
     
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  6. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom Subscriber SotM Winner

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    Here are a couple of photos of a well-used British Military No.12 cooker dating from 1996:

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    This Military No.12 cooker has case dimensions about 10 in x 10in x 5in. ( 250mm x 250mm x 125mm ) and weighs in at over 5kg, or around 11.5 lbs.
    It is robustly constructed of stainless steel and some brass.


    1996 British Army No.12.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  7. Simes

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    Mmmmm.....
     
  8. nmp

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    006FE136-4B8F-4939-B574-CD6DCC6F9C80.jpeg D83311C6-A369-451E-895E-83397F5E602D.jpeg Coleman 520 1944 squad stove in reasonable condition and nice to use I really must get round to gating the paint off the canister!

    Featured in the SRG.M1941? date 1944
     
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  9. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber SotM Winner

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    British Military No.6 self-pressurising white gasoline (naptha) stove.

    The late Steve Williams (CCS ‘Shed-man’) wrote HERE of his experience with the No.6 stove on a military Arctic Expedition to Ellesmere Island in the far Northern Territories of Canada in 1980.

    In less extreme climes the stove has proved reliable and efficient.

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    John
     
  10. Marc

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    John, I LOVE that flame pattern!