User Review: Coleman Fyrestorm Ti Stove
Price Paid: $136
I bought this stove wanting the option of using either white gas or lpg. I'm a long-time user of the Feather 442 stove and it's never failed me so I thought the Fyrestorm would be a good light-weight replacement.
I tested it a few times in the back yard with both fuels and had no problems. Major problems, however, occurred once I actually needed the stove on an overnighter. I snowshoed up to the top of the Hakkoda mountains to spend the night in a cabin and brought along this stove with canister fuel.
I was sharing the cabin with 5 old Japanese men and started cooking my dinner with my Fyrestorm. About 2 minutes into it, ice formed around the inverted canister stand valve and apparently in the lyndal valve as well. When this occurred, fuel started spraying out and caused a nasty fireball which nearly injured one of my Japanese hosts. They let me use an older, conventional canister stove with the same canister for the remainder of the outing and it worked fine.
Needless to say, I don't trust this stove very much now. More disappointingly, I've emailed Coleman several times over the past month and a half and they don't acknowledge my emails. I'd be somewhat satisfied if they could tell me it was the result of some sort of operator error, a faulty unit, or canister incompatibility, but I'll never know if they ignore my complaint. Use this stove at your own risk.
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