Re: Ex US Army camping stove ...kerosene .Are they any good ?
Seek ye a primus 96 or clone if you really want a small form factor kero burner.
Originally Posted by PeterSibley
If you can afford the weight/size then the Optimus 111 (especially in roarer form) is famously rugged and reliable - and can be run on gasoline or kero.
But the dog's danglies is the Primus omnifuel - Diesel, Kero, Unleaded petrol, Coleman/white gas or propane/butane cylinders - and doesn't suffer fromn the damnably unreliable plastic effin pump.
If you are stuck on a one-piece Coleman then the 550 is small neat effective and will run on Kero or Gasoline with just a generator swap.
Long long ago when I used to camp from a motor bike my stove of choice was the optimus 8R - it takes about one float-bowl's worth of fuel to re-fill the tank.
Last edited by P.I. Stazzer-Newt; 08-29-2010 at 01:54 PM.
Even when they work, they don't work well. I blame engineers.
The only thing engineers have done to the toaster in the last 80 years is make it disposable. I think it applies to a lot of things