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PostTue Dec 31, 2019 12:57 am 
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I would have been better off with youtube around in 1975

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PostTue Dec 31, 2019 7:00 pm 
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I had several of those old stoves, even a 00. I was glad when I acquired newer, better, and lighter stoves. But that is true of almost all gear.

I really never had trouble using those stoves, but they did require staying on top of the maintenace to be reliable.

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PostTue Dec 31, 2019 8:43 pm 
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A buddy of mind had one of those kerosene burners back in the '70s.   

It required carrying a separate bottle of denatured alcohol to prime.    Getting the flame rate right was a tricky business -- there isn't a direct valve to control fuel flow.   There is the pump and a pressure relief valve on the filler cap.    So if the flames grow too high, you bleed some pressure off.

Too fiddly for me -- during those days I had an Optimus 111B white gas stove that came in a sturdy metal box and had a pump.   It was very heavy, but very effective at melting snow.

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