From Sportsmans News TV
From Camp Chef (commercial)
Camp Chef products have a pretty good reputation on REI & Amazon.
Their Sherpa Table is an item I’m adding to my Overland vehicle gear. A glance at all those items at Amazon from Camp Chef, some with 400 reviews should give you an idea of their product quality. There’s not much by way of reviews I can find on these two units specifically.
Seems a decent deal at around $30 off. I’d try it out ASAP after arrival. Most issues people have with these types of products are small manufacturing issues - parts out of specification, etc.
This is the first integrated stove system like this that I’ve seen have an option for propane fuel. If you’re buying one, make sure you know what kind of fuel you want to use - isobutane and propane are not interchangeable.
Isobutane canisters are lightweight, and great for backpacking.
Propane canisters are the ones used with Coleman-style two-burner campstoves. They are more widely available to buy and a bit less expensive, but they are a LOT heavier than isobutane.
It is not possible to use both types of fuels with this stove - you have to choose which fuel you prefer to use and select that specific model.
These little stoves are a less expensive alternative to Jetboil. If it performs similarly to the Jetboil, then this is a really good value.
This sale sent me down a wormhole of stove research. This adapter appears to allow you to use a propane steel canister with the isobutane model:
Am I crazy or would this allow you to have your cake and eat it too?
The stand is different between the two models as well. The LP model has wider legs to provide more stability for the higher center of gravity of the taller LP container. Other than that, I would imagine the ignition and burner to be the same.
This is a tempting deal but I just built myself a homemade “beer can stove” that works really well. It’s also super compact and very light compared to any commercial product I’ve seen. I combined three different techniques I found on youtube and I’m pretty happy with it. A couple of weeks ago I would have hopped on this for sure though.
Specs say 18.3oz, manufacturer’s video says 8.3oz. That’s a big difference when planning backpack trips. Which is it?
Love to see it! Please share your Youtube video link. We all want one.
I need to buy one so I can cook all of my freeze dried food I have bought from Woot recently!
Its just the original jetboil relabeled. Good system, but there is lighter/better these days. Hard to beat this for the price.
I’m going to assume the guy in the video had a hiccup or something, because the manufacturer’s product page lists the same weight as here (18.3oz)
Very tempting, Woot. I currently have an EverNew Titanium alcohol burner that works great and weighs almost nothing, with an Esbit stove and solid fuel to back it up. This could replace the Esbit and provide much faster boiling times than the EverNew, while using the EverNew for the lower temperature pan cooking.
Anybody have opinions between this and the FireAnt as my secondary? The FireAnt can use solid fuel or whatever wood twigs and sticks are nearby, which means fuel weight is negligible, but wouldn’t improve boil times over this Stryker and would also require more attention to the fuel.
When down the same wormhole, not much out there on these. May just get both.
Let me add that I purchased an ultralight stove on the mother-ship last year and used it on several backpacking trips. So far, works great. Less than 4 ounces and $8 http://amzn.com/B004U8CP88
I had something similar to the FireAnt when I first started backpacking in hopes of cutting down what I thought was unnecessary weight. The fuel cubes are essentially worthless (they burn down real fast and don’t always boil your water in time), though I’ve never tried with the alcohol canisters. Another problem to consider is winter camping if you’re just planning to use the twigs and wood around you, as they’ll likely be saturated.
Unless you’re really trying to go light, or you don’t have a lot of room, I’d suggest getting something that burns Isobutane. A pound really isn’t that much for something that’ll make your trip so much easier and enjoyable.
That adapter is to adapt a small propane to a large propane
that’s what it looks like
Lindal valve is what the isobutane canisters use. Look carefully at the photo in the Amazon product. There is no Large LPG tank, only green steel portable smaller tanks.
Then also look at how it specifies it as a “Lindal” valve.
“The EN417 canister specification and Lindal self-sealing valve are a standard adopted by manufacturers throughout the world. Because the Lindal valve is an industry standard, theoretically every brand of screw-threaded canister fuel must work on any brand of screw-threaded stove.”
WHAT?! You have to cook it? Here I’ve been tossing it in like peanuts. No wonder I fill bloated later…
Thanks for that! I just watched a few of those videos - pretty fascinating. Believe I’ll build a stove or two tonight as soon as I empty a few beer cans.
I don’t know for sure, but it appears as though you’re totally wrong. Read all the comments for that adapter in the comments section. Several people say they used it with butane & isobutane stoves.