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I have an old butane camp stove on my boat, probably from 1987. Do the new ones heat / boil water faster? It took about 25 minutes to make a pot of coffee.
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Re: butane stoves

Camp stoves vary enormously. I have a one burner backpacking stove that's about 15,000 btu. Then my two-burner Coleman folding stove is half that, 7000 per burner I think.

REI usually has a bunch you can try in the store. The variation is huge.

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Re: butane stoves

Yes, I have a Butane burner that is like what they use in restaurants for table service and omelet stations, but is a cheap copy, and it heats very quickly. The canisters of butane are kind of expensive though.
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I had a butane (top of the line) stove in my backpacking days....POC....I went back to the old school multifuel ones.You could just about melt lead with them.
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Re: butane stoves

I have one of the table top butane stoves, used it in backyard, and works fine. Haven't used up a canister yet. I get them at a camping store for $1.69 a pop. You can get them cheaper on Amazon. I plan on using it as a backup stove only.

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Re: butane stoves

Hi,

Most modern stoves can do a liter in abt 3 mins so that might tell you something.

Of course a lot of those are using iso/butane mixes now in the canisters - the multi-fuel jobbies that other guys talked about are true - you can get models that will flash water to a vapor in mins but they don't simmer that great and butane might be safer onboard.

They're way safer to light - becasue of no priming but you get less bang for the buck with butane vs. white gas or napatha stoves - fuel costs (another word for multi-fuel)

If yer scooting around the world multi fuel are great becasue they burn everything.

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Also, I really like mine, because it's packaged in a hard shell case that stores nicely in the bilge.

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Handle Butane the same as Propane, it is heavier then Air, and needs to be stored out side.....

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Good point, didn't know that about Butane. I'll put my fuel in the dockbox, way away from the boat.

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Re: butane stoves

Use a jet boil........makes water boil
in around a minute.........

/I do not sell them nor in anyway am I affiliated with them......They just heat the water very very fast.
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