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Old 29th July 2013, 10:14   #61
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Thanks for the info, thought the price due to better quality . However, what is the fuel used for that?
Multi-fuel. Including petrol and kerosene.

I just bought an MSR Whistperlite International. This is a super light and awesome stove. It weighs less than a kg including the fuel (have 16 oz canister). And gives almost two hours of flame time. Enough to feed a battalion of hungry folks.

And it packs to less than a handball size.

Costed me about $125 including taxes, etc (for fuel bottle included). But on Amazon, think you should be able to get it for about $80 just for the stove.

Frankly, after years of back country camping experiences, including using wood, or hauling stoves, this is super cool experience with MSR Whisperlite stove.
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reviving a old thread, though most of you would have found many/better options!

I was planning to buy a kerosene stove, which are available in shops for Rs200-600 range, depending on quality and tank size. Then comes availability of kerosene, plus the hassles of carrying all the stuff.

Y'day found few shops in my area (maybe I didnt notice all these days!), and came across the LPG stove option. The unbranded one costs about 1000-1400.

Also available : PKL Kabsons still makes "ISI" LPG gas stoves :
http://www.pkl.co.in//product/CLIX_COOK_TOP.aspx

Based on the my inquiry - price for the complete set, including plate & 2kg cylinder: ~ Rs.2000 (1 yr warranty). If the cylinder is returned back, get back ~ Rs.1000 ! (approx mentioned bcoz of marginal cost difference between two closeby shops!). He showed high confidence that no worries even if traveling with it.

refill cylinder cost ~ Rs.350, which they assured wide availability across India.

Also their site mentions another smaller option:
http://www.pkl.co.in//product/CARTRI..._1_BURNER.aspx

many years back I had one of these, had used few times, but ultimately gave-off to a helper as stuff wasnt used and was occupying space

Now, Im planning to buy it.

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Thanks for reviving this thread. Has anyone found any alternatives, like isopropane/butane gas canisters? I am currently looking at MSR Dragonfly that works on kerosene, but would definitely prefer a gas based solution.

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reviving a old thread, though most of you would have found many/better options!
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Also available : PKL Kabsons still makes "ISI" LPG gas stoves :
http://www.pkl.co.in//product/CLIX_COOK_TOP.aspx

Based on the my inquiry - price for the complete set, including plate & 2kg cylinder: ~ Rs.2000 (1 yr warranty). If the cylinder is returned back, get back ~ Rs.1000 ! (approx mentioned bcoz of marginal cost difference between two closeby shops!). He showed high confidence that no worries even if traveling with it.

refill cylinder cost ~ Rs.350, which they assured wide availability across India.

Also their site mentions another smaller option:
http://www.pkl.co.in//product/CARTRI..._1_BURNER.aspx

many years back I had one of these, had used few times, but ultimately gave-off to a helper as stuff wasnt used and was occupying space

Now, Im planning to buy it.
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Thanks for reviving this thread. Has anyone found any alternatives, like isopropane/butane gas canisters? I am currently looking at MSR Dragonfly that works on kerosene, but would definitely prefer a gas based solution.

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Well AFAIK what we call as LPG in India is actually Butane and Iso-propane mixture and called by right name outside India so you can safely use ISI mark small LPG cylinder + burner fitted for all such applications where Butane / propane is recommended.

http://www.total.co.in/lpg-b2c/know-...ification.html
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Thanks for reviving this thread. Has anyone found any alternatives, like isopropane/butane gas canisters? I am currently looking at MSR Dragonfly that works on kerosene, but would definitely prefer a gas based solution.

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I did purchase this Clix stove (lpg based) in Rs.1950, but hardly used on my trip. across highways of many states, I have just seen many shops selling the lpg replacement cylinder - 2 KG to 5 KG; so availability shouldnt be a concern. ofcourse, this setup is bit bulky and heavy.
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I did purchase this Clix stove (lpg based) in Rs.1950, but hardly used on my trip. across highways of many states, I have just seen many shops selling the lpg replacement cylinder - 2 KG to 5 KG; so availability shouldnt be a concern. ofcourse, this setup is bit bulky and heavy.
Here's another product that works on rice husk pellets. It is also quite bulky, even more than the LPG cylinders.
http://ndmi.co.in/Agni%20Star.html

Looks like LPG cylinders is the way to go.
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I used a 2 concentric local stainless steel cylinder with holes at bottom and top with collected firewood to cook. Nothing fancy and easy to carry. Setback 200rs that too i didnt have 3/4" bit else that too would have been saved

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If cooking noodles and boiling water is the purpose - wouldn't a car electric kettle suffice?
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