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rated 4 of 5 stars Small, light, and works every time. I use this to make coffee in my shop. I found it in a thrift shop for $3.50 All it needed was a little cleaning and works perfect. I have two other ones, a 99 and a 111B. I think this one burns and simmers the best. I have used this stove several times when airplane camping. It has become part of my small camping kit for overnight trips. I have cooked eggs, ham, rice, noodles...and other simple foods and it works perfect. In a pinch I am sure I could burn avgas… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love this little stove! Just bummed they came out with one 11 grams lighter after I bought mine. Lol! Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Compact and very portable heat source. Reliable if you take care of it and get to be proficient in how to operate it. If you want a quick water boiler with Rolls Royce jet turbine engine sound this is it, don't look any further. This Optimus stove is quite versatile in certain aspects. It is very compact  and packs well, also it will burn anything that you can think of liquid fuel: Kerosene, gas, diesel, stove fuel, I am quite sure that you can even use rum or vodka to run it in an emergency. It… Full review

No. 00

rated 5 of 5 stars Built like a tank...indestructible, one burner camp stove yet simple to use. Kerosine ONLY.......Do not use gasoline. Tippy if heavy items on cooktop, due to smaller tripod base. As with most stoves, use on a firm, flat surface. Purchased this little gem while in the Peace Corps (British Honduras '76-'78) and used it daily for my entire two-year tour. Today, while preparing for our retirement backpack trip, I added fresh kero and primed it with isopropyl alcohol to preheat the burner.....FIRED RIGHT… Full review

Heat Insulation Pouch

rated 4 of 5 stars Food warmer, hand warmer — how could you miss? A few years ago I gave up actually cooking on the trail. Switched to what some call freezer bag meals. I mix my dry (and sometimes fresh) ingredients at home, dump them in a freezer bag. In camp just add the appropriate amount of boiling water and let it rehydrate. Being a tinkerer I made an insulation pouch out of a piece of insulated duct wrap, and used it for quite some time. I had to be careful with it though. It was slippery to hold on to while… Full review

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Optimus is a Swedish company that has been manufacturing outdoor stoves for more than a century. At the end of 2007 Optimus was integrated into the Katadyn Group.

Optimus Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Daniel Wins $300 Camp Kitchen from Katadyn, Optimus
Congratulations to member and gear reviewer Daniel Norgan! He won a backcountry kitchen package worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 31, 2014

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win Kataydn Kitchen
What's your most dependable outdoor gear? Review your gear, apparel, or footwear now through Wednesday, July 30, and you're entered to win $300 worth of great outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 23, 2014

Filter, Food, Fire: Win $300 of Kataydn-Optimus Gear
Stay hydrated and well fed on the trail this summer, if you win $300 worth of outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 16, 2014

Review Your Gear to Win $300 of Katadyn-Optimus Gear
Review your outdoor gear today and you're entered to win a complete backcountry camp kitchen worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 9, 2014

Win a Backcountry Kitchen from Katadyn and Optimus
From stove to spoon, filter to food, we're giving one gear reviewer all the essentials for a backcountry camp kitchen, thanks to the folks at Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire ($300 value). Read more
July 1, 2014

OR Day One: Around the Foot, Side, and Kitchen
Day One on the Outdoor Retailer show floor turned up a number of innovations, from breathable footwear to stable hydration and a slick cook system. Read more
August 1, 2013


Optimus of Sweden
Katadyn Products Inc.
Birkenweg 4

phone: +41 44 839 21 11
fax: +41 44 830 79 42

website: www.optimus.se
email: outdoor@optimus.se

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4830 Azelia Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55429

phone: (763) 746-3500
toll-free: (800) 755-6701
fax: (763) 746-3540

website: www.optimusstoves.com
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