Raft Stove Needed

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by drotsma, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    WA
    I really like my old school MSR GK Multi-fuel expedition stove with kerosene for boiling water. It used to make very short work of boiling 2 qts of water from snow. For cooking, I have a neat little propane 2 burner Kangaroo Kitchen. It isn't real compact but smaller than a Coleman. It bakes, barbeques (and smokes with hickory or mesquite chips), boils, or fries with a griddle, then the base and top become your wash basins for doing the dishes.
     
  2. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,458
    Likes Received:
    1,176
    Location:
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    Herc's a great dog. A royal shit on the ground, but great boat dog.

    [​IMG]

    He's Joe's dog (guy on right), one of my soldiers from PHWFF.
     
  3. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,458
    Likes Received:
    1,176
    Location:
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    Man, talk about a blast from the past. Yeah, those were great little stoves. The Kangaroo Kitchen. Man, talk about old school. Do they even still make them? I don't think I've seen one since the 80's. Were neat if you had all the accessories.
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    17,942
    Likes Received:
    2,245
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    I still carry a Campingaz stove that is just a head with three wings that clips onto the blue fuel canister. I'm sure I should have some more modern stove than that, but it too nests into the pots that I cook in and weighs so very little. When I go out with the family I'll bring a bigger stove for cooking of full meals. Solo or with just a buddy the small stove is fine for a one pot meal.

    Jerry, which one of the three of those ugly mugs is the bulldog? That is a good photo of the trio in the boat!
     
  5. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,458
    Likes Received:
    1,176
    Location:
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    LOL Ed, not sure which is which. :)

    Truthfully speaking, I only bring a big stove IF I have multiple people in the boat. But even then, I have one of those Mr Buddy heaters that's in a cage that I can flip over and use as a stove (it's designed that way actually). But rarely ever use it. Most of the time I'm usually just fishing. Bring a sack lunch. The pic above of me cooking on the bank was a fluke. My injury (I'm permanently disabled, so flares up occasionally) flared up on our trip. So when we got off the river the day before, I was hurting bad, and had to take some pain meds and crash. So had that dinner I was going to cook for the guys that night. So I just tossed it into a cooler, tossed in a stove and tank, and made shore lunch that day. That's an EXCEPTION not a rule. I prefer to just fish from sun up to sun down during salmon season. Especially since the days are shorter anyways.
     
  6. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,476
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Seattle, Wa.
    I had intermittent results with the wisperlight, and I bought it on number of customers that loved it so! I like the idea and consept of Jetboil and would head that direction next.
     
  7. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    WA
    My late Brother worked for the mfg back in the 80s and gave one to me. My younger Brother has one too. No, not made any more. Yes, I have the entire kit, and like it a lot.
     
  8. Dustin Bise

    Dustin Bise Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,086
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    509
    one thing about whisperlites is they do require maintence from time to time (fuel hose, pump orings) but what i love about it is with a small repair kit u can fix the stove in the field with ease.
     
  9. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,458
    Likes Received:
    1,176
    Location:
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    They were cool little stoves. One of our hunting partners had one. Was pretty damned cool (and as a teenager at the time, I thought they were the cats meow). Larry was supposed to get me one, but never happened. So still have my old coleman propane conversion 2 burner. In fact, just handed it down to my son.
     
  10. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    Montana
    Personally, I still use my Optimus 99 or Svea 123.
     
  11. Ray

    Ray Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Post Falls, ID