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#169065 - 03/10/09 06:52 PM Re: Our camping pictures (lots) [Re: aloha]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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That's a steva stove. They don't come any better than that.
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#169080 - 03/10/09 11:17 PM Re: Our camping pictures (lots) [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
aloha Offline
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Loc: Hawaii, USA
[quote=Leigh_Ratcliffe]That's a steva stove. They don't come any better than that. [/quote


The stove fires like a blow torch and sounds like a jet engine. Waaay cool! I want one too now.
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#169092 - 03/11/09 02:17 AM Re: Our camping pictures (lots) [Re: aloha]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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the stove is a Svea 123 --and if you can pronounce Svea you are one up on me--see-va??svay??..anyway if you only want one stove get this one..looks like a great time Aloha,you live in a wonderful place.

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#169101 - 03/11/09 04:55 AM Re: Our camping pictures (lots) [Re: CANOEDOGS]
aloha Offline
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Now I want one of those Svea 123's. Any ideas of what I should expect to pay for one?
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#169102 - 03/11/09 05:42 AM Re: Our camping pictures (lots) [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Tom_L Offline
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Originally Posted By: CANOEDOGS

the stove is a Svea 123 --and if you can pronounce Svea you are one up on me--see-va??svay??..anyway if you only want one stove get this one..looks like a great time Aloha,you live in a wonderful place.


S-veah-ah. At least that's the best I can think of.

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#169118 - 03/11/09 01:40 PM Re: Our camping pictures (lots) [Re: aloha]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Hey Aloha,

Nice family camping pictures, makes me look forward to spring as we still have 3 feet of snow on the ground here!

I bought a couple of Svea 123 stoves off e-Bay about a year ago. There is considerable collector interest in them but you can get a decent one for around $50.00. New ones are available from e-Bay retailers for about $100.00 but I think they are now made in Asia intead of Sweden. There are a couple of companies selling them on the internet like The Great Outdoors Depot. and A and H Enterprises .

Some reviews from "The Backpacker" can be found here .

I did a post last summer about Svea stoves that generated some comment from out ETS group, it can be found here .

I have both the Svea 123 stove and the Optimus Hunter 8R, both are of a similar design, but the Hunter has the burner off the tank in a horizontal manner and it fits in a compact metal case. I also did a brief write-up on using the Hunter 8R found here .

I prefer the Svea 123 to the 8R design, as I find the tank heats up better therefore generating more pressure and a hotter flame.

Svea 123's came in a few versions but the biggest difference was that the Svea 123R's had a built-in cleaning needle that is handy. I have both a 123 and a 123R, I find the original 123 has better simmer adjustment but both versions work well.

When you light this type of stove it usually "freaks-out" the people around you as flame surrounds the outside of the tank to heat it up and generate pressure. After you use it for a while it becomes easy to do.

I recommend one of these old design stoves and I keep one in my work truck to heat my bush meals with. It is not as easy to use as a modern cannister or propane stove, but cheaper to operate and fun to play with.

Mike


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