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Camping stove question

Camping stove question


Postby yourname » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:18 pm

Hello!

I have a wee question about camping stoves. I'm fairly new to camping to if this is a stupid question, forgive me.

I tested out my stove (primus mimer duo) today and when I lit it, even though it was giving off a lot of heat, I couldn't see any flame.

Am i going to blow up, or is this normal?

Ta!
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Re: Camping stove question

Postby jacob » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:59 pm

Daylight testing I think?
Hold something darkish behind it, you'll see a flame.
As long as it's hot, it's burning. It won't blow up.

General word of advice: the mimer duo is a great stove, but don't tighten it too strongly to the canister. The black piece of alu may bend slightly. Nothing dangerous, but your pots won't be level if it bended.
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Re: Camping stove question

Postby larry groo » Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:27 pm

Also, with a stove like that, invest in or build a wee windshield. You'll use a lot less gas and heat your stuff up quicker.
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Re: Camping stove question

Postby yourname » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:22 pm

Thanks a lot for the tips!

I was testing it outside in daylight and when i tested it out in a darker and more sheltered place, there was a flame. I suppose it must have been the daylight or the wind.
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