Primus OmniFuel Stove
|Price:||$134.65 - $182.00|
- All fuels
- Extremely powerful
- Extremely reliable
- Super simmering
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FEATURES of the Primus OmniFuel Stove All fuels Extremely powerful Extremely reliable Super simmering
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- Will burn pretty much anything! Will even burn butane canister fuel in liquid mode so I can run those in sub-zero weather with no issues.
- I can use the smaller jets in the Omnifuel Ti service kit to really stretch my fuel economy. I can boil 2 cups of 45deg water consistently only using .20oz of white gas, or .30oz of butane.
- I can use the same 3.6mm jet for everything from White Gas, 4 season canister propane/butane, 1lb green liquid propane cans, and the 8oz butane cans you can get at the grocery stores for the little omelet burners. So no need to change jets between those fuels.
-Look for the Kovea propane and butane adapter that will allow you to connect to those fuel sources. The cooktop butane cans run you about $5 for 4 8oz cans compared to that for a single 4 season camp stove canister. And since can run butane in liquid mode you don't need the propane mix for winter weather. But if you want you can get the propane adapter that will let you run the 1lb green cans.
- Will simmer great and adjustable from a candle flame to an afterburner. I can go from making eggs over easy and pancakes, to ratching it up to hash browns or stir fry's.
- Will melt ice chunks in subzero weather (-7deg) and bring to a full boil in about 5-7mins.
- Very easy to maintain with only a single jet and very few parts.
- Love the fuel pump design that means I only have to flip bottle over to evacuate the fuel and in the line and allows me to bleed the pressure out the bottle so I don't get fuel all over me when disconnecting the fuel line or taking the cap off.
- I can remove the burner from the stand and use it in my Trangia alcohol stove set. Just get the Optimus adapter and it works well. So now in the worst of winter weather my Trangia is absolutely bomb proof.
- Fuel hose is very flexible unlike all of MSR's lines which are like rigid brake lines. I can move my fuel bottle around and I don't need a perfectly flat spot for everything to work right.
- Primus makes a super small 0.35l fuel bottle which is great for a solo camper that is out for only the weekend.
- Pricey, but I found a very good deal on Amazon for both of mine just at 100.
- Does not come with as many repair/service parts as MSR stoves do new.
- Optional repair kits are not as complete, cheap, or widely available as MSR' or other stoves.
- Can be a bit loud at full flame, but not as bad as my dragon fly. But I do a lot of high altitude cold winter camping. So when its minus 20deg with a 45mph wind that burner at full throttle is the sweetest sound of comfort of a hot meal in a very short time.
With the Omni Fuel I've greatly simplified my cook setups to these and a few Trangia Alcohol burners. Used to be a MSR guy but got sick of the stiff fuel lines and stoves tipping over, and having to have two separate style stove to run multiple fuels and still have true simmer ability. This is the do all stove for me!
WHAT I LIKE:
1) IT ISN'T LOUD! There is a great deal of talk about this stove being loud, and I was almost expecting a jet engine roar when firing this thing up the first time. Well, I'm here to say, I don't understand how anyone can call this loud. And I'm young with good hearing. I mean, you can hear it, and it's a bit louder than the propane head on my camping stove bought at the local "mart", but by no means would I call it loud. It just pleasantly hums in the background. It surely won't break the stillness and peace of the wilderness at all for me. I wouldn't let fear about the volume count as a factor at all in buying this again.
2) The second thing that struck me was how well this fine instrument is machined. The pressure pump is like a beautiful work of art. It's just a beautiful, strong, well designed tool.
3) The method for inverting the bottle to turn off the stove is ingenious. It takes a little longer than I expected to turn off after inverting, but it works flawlessly.
4) I really like that this stove is able to burn so many different types of fuel. Excellent for emergency situations.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
1) When unscrewing the line from the bottle that connects to the stove, it's easy to get a little puff of fuel on the hands. That would be fine, except that any fuel containing benzine is highly carcinogenic. Benzine is a class 1 carcinogen (the most potent class). To completely avoid this, you could run the stove on gas fuel.
2) I wish it were able to burn alcohol . I've seen youtube videos of folks actually using alcohol in this stove, however it is not supposed to be used, and may be unsafe.
3) I'd be a little afraid to burn gasoline or anything highly explosive with this thing. I don't see any check valve for preventing an explosion in the tank, although there may be one somewhere in the system. I've never heard of one exploding, but if it happened, you wouldn't be a happy camper. In fact, I'd imagine you'd probably just give up the ghost right then and there.
Overall, this is an incredible stove, and one I'd easily buy again.
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The instrction not good
Cant find fuel bottle enywere
Go and buy the msr
Its better and cheap
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