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#118935 - 01/05/08 08:26 AM Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit
jasond Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 52
Loc: North Carolina
Just wondering if anyone has ever used one of these Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit? My wife bought one for me for Christmas from
https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/WX130-509-534.html

and we just tried it out and it worked great. It took about 5 minutes to boil water. I was not surte if that was fast or not but it seemed that way to me especially for something that only cost $4.00. Well just wondering if anyone has experience using these things.

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#118996 - 01/06/08 01:22 AM Re: Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit [Re: jasond]
TomSwango Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 10/26/02
Posts: 67
I have one and it works as advertised. I generally use it with a simple alcohol stove. As far as I am concerned it is a real bargain

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#119119 - 01/07/08 01:33 AM Re: Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit [Re: TomSwango]
CANOEDOGS Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1843
Loc: MINNESOTA

it also works and was made for use with the Borde stove.



the burner head,a coil with a flame spreader that turns
and opens a tiny needle valve adjusts the height of the
flame..it roars and the spreader gets red hot..





a better shot showing the entire stove..it burns
unleaded gas or Coleman fuel..hard to find now they
are more of a collectors item.i use this one on canoe
trips as a second stove for boiling water. i have been
told the flask has a cork rather than a screw top to
prevent blow-ups..




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#119241 - 01/07/08 09:23 PM Re: Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Blast Offline
INTERCEPTOR
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3561
Loc: Spring, Texas
Hi, my name is Blast and I'm addicted to camp stoves. It's been two weeks since I built or bought a new stove and...oh wow, CANOEDOGS, that Borde stove looks really cool!

*sigh* Thank God there isn't one for sale on ebay right now. Maybe if I check back in 20 minutes...

-Blast
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#119283 - 01/08/08 12:52 AM Re: Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit [Re: Blast]
RayW Offline
Addict

Registered: 12/06/01
Posts: 555
Loc: Orlando, FL
Hey Blast i couldn't find one on ebay either but when i did a web search on it i found this,

"16. stove, Camp Stoves, Backpacking Stoves items on eBay.com
Borde Stove Original Swiss Climbers/Backpackers Classic. Original Borde Camp Stove. This seller accepts PayPal, Buy It Now, $189.00 ...
sporting-goods.search.ebay.com/stove_Stoves_W0QQdf... [Found on Google]"

If Misseswether finds out you spent $200 on a mini cook stove you might get cooked and fed to the cat.

Also there is a link on how to build your own at,


http://zenstoves.net/Petrol.htm

It's about a quarter of the way down the page, it is also very poorly translated but it has a lot of pictures. The homemade one looks like it is a collection of plumbing fittings. I'm sure Blast the Mad Scientist could easily fabricate something made with hardware store parts that will burn all kinds of liquid fuels.

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#119291 - 01/08/08 01:25 AM Re: Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit [Re: RayW]
CANOEDOGS Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1843
Loc: MINNESOTA

Ray--WOW..the home made Borde page is a goldmine!!!!..
great link--THANKS

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#212922 - 12/13/10 04:28 AM Re: Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit [Re: jasond]
Hikin_Jim Offline
Sheriff
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: jasond
Just wondering if anyone has ever used one of these Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit? My wife bought one for me for Christmas from
https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/WX130-509-534.html

and we just tried it out and it worked great. It took about 5 minutes to boil water. I was not surte if that was fast or not but it seemed that way to me especially for something that only cost $4.00. Well just wondering if anyone has experience using these things.
Resurrecting an old thread here, but has anyone ever used one of these volcano stoves and a Kelly Kettle type stove (the Kelly Kettle is also called a Ghillie stove, a Thermette, and a Bengahzi Boiler). If so, I'm wondering how the two compare.

HJ
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#212932 - 12/13/10 09:25 AM Re: Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit [Re: Blast]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7147
Loc: southern Cal
Originally Posted By: Blast
Hi, my name is Blast and I'm addicted to camp stoves. It's been two weeks since I built or bought a new stove and...oh wow, CANOEDOGS, that Borde stove looks really cool!



The good old "Borde bomb" - dangerous as sin, but they did provide hot meals until they morphed into shooting stars. A Borde was my first ever stove, and it saved my bacon once on a very cold, unintentional night out. I paid less than $10, new, back in the 50s.

A Trangia alcohol stove will do everything the Borde did, without the dramatics.
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#212938 - 12/13/10 01:23 PM Re: Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit [Re: jasond]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1583
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
as Hikemore said the Trangia works well... I used a pair of snips to open up the fuel fill hole (the volcano stove is very soft aluminum and you can deform the corrugations a little) and finished up the job with a burr on a Dremel... works well and easy to insert the Trangia..haven't used it in high wind, may have to add a wind screen to replace the material removed..looks like a .5L stainless bottle would replace the 1L and allow the Trangia to stack inside

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#212940 - 12/13/10 01:36 PM Re: Volcano Stove Swiss Ranger Kit [Re: jasond]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1583
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
just thinking... you could bend a piece of welding rod (gas)with a "W" at bottom and arms to reach the top of the stove to lift the Trangia stove/small Sterno cans and not have to open up the fill hole...

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