User Review: Coleman Fyrestorm Ti Stove
Price Paid: $130
This stove works great. I bought it new on eBay. I tried it with all three fuels at sea level at about 70 degrees F outside temperature and a slight breeze.
I first tried it with Coleman fuel. It took about a minute to heat up with a yellow flame, but then settled down to a good blue flame. With the wind shield, I heated a liter of water to boil in just over three minutes. I was able to adjust it to very high heat; probably higher than I would typically need. However, it was harder to make it simmer. I had to partially close the main valve to get it down to a low simmer (maybe I pumped it up too much).
I then tried the canister. This also worked very well and can burn very hot on the high setting. It was a little easier to get to simmer, but I still had to partially close the main valve to get it real low. I would guess that in colder temperatures, wind or altitude simmering would not be an issue.
I also tried using unleaded gas. This also worked, but seemed to not get quite as hot as with Coleman fuel. However, the high setting is so high that it really does not matter.
I bought this so that I can use cannisters for short backpacking trips, Coleman fuel for river trips, and unleaded gas for emergency preparedness. I think it serves all those needs.
My advice is that you should be comfortable with using and understanding liquid fuel stoves before you decide to buy one. This is because all liquid stoves require that you connect things correctly and carefully, that you pump and adjust them just right, and you may even have to troubleshoot sometimes. It's not hard at all, but it is also not fool proof.
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