What stove do Swedes use, most Primus 96 come from UK

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  1. hikerduane

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    Been concentrating on buying Primus 96 stoves the last couple years, just about all have come from the UK. Most of my Campus stoves have come from Sweden though. Don't the Swedes like the 96?
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    It would seem that, however many stoves were used in Sweden, the great majority were made for export.
     
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    Hey, Duane, and Ed,

    I think that a very large amount of Swedes use the Trangia stoves, as their camping kitchen. Sure seems that way to me. Good choice, too!

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    Trangia is very popular in Sweden - and international buyers(often chinese) tend to pay extreme sums for 96 and some other iconic models when auctioned in Sweden while the Swedish enthusiasts tend to hold on to the 96 stoves they aquire as they seem to be much more desirable than the one-pinters.
    I feel that Trangia 25 and Radius 21 are abundant and often cheap in Sweden while the 96 style half-pinters tend to be quite expensive when they emerge on open market.
     
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    I've paid dearly for most of my 90 to 100 year olds, but not all, even some younger ones went up aways. I guess the one I got that was made during WW II, may not have been exported to the UK, got it from the Czech Republic. What about before Trangia came about, what did the Swedish campers use?
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    Before Trangia was fire, as in campfire. :)
     
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    That's what I cooked over for a few years until fires were banned in Desolation Wilderness.
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    I'd say snwcmpr might be right, if thrift shops are anything to go by.
    Before Trangias with spirit burners, were Trangia cook sets for use over open fire.
    The odd Radius 42, or other small white gas stoves could be seen, and also Radius 21, but also at least ten Meta 75/80 sets for every liquid stove.
    This is only counting the years before ebay. The market has been split up somewhat since then.
    Trangias were everywhere. The stationary kero stoves like primus no5, for example, were also very common.
    Conclusions from thrift shops can be false, though. Some sort of survival bias might be at play.
    I do know that the post war era meant a culture where everything "old" ran the risk of being chucked away in favour of new stuff, so there is a possibility that what was commonly used before that is sitting in land fills right now.
     
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    I have relatives in Sweden, I should try to reach out to them sometime, believe they live in small villages as I can't find them on a map.
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    One wall of my redone gear room.
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    Hey, Duane,

    That's a cool photo of your gear room! Nicely done!

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    Thank you Doc, everything nice and neat now, in it's place. A hot plate on a stand in the middle of the floor.
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    Duane,

    Man, I wish my setup was ever CLOSE to as neat as yours is!! Sweet Bride would love it, IF I ever get the time, space, and urge to clean up and organize my stuff, like you have done!!

    Doc
     
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    Just a notice - velkommen is norwegian as welcome spells välkommen in swedish.
     
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    That banner was my moms, assumed it was Swedish. The couple who bought my Honda Civic when I sold it, made no mention of the spelling, she was Swedish. I do have a couple Norwegian stoves.
    Duane
     
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    @hikerduane and @Lennart F

    Velkommen is spelled the same way in Danish - Hard to tell on the pic what the motives on the banner are?
     
  17. hikerduane

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    This better?
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    Can be both - no national tell-tales here for me at least
     
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    That way to illustrate hazel is common in norwegian inland, don't know about Denmark.
     
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    Then Norwegian it must be ;-)