Originally Posted by Greg In Austin
What else do you have to cook with ?
...I ask because we chose to not have a propane system, and we bought a portable propane stove, and have never used it. It is no longer in McBeast. We carry a small George Foreman grill; that with out microwave covers a lot of cooking. We have added a small crock-pot (that fits in the sink) and we added an Xpress Redi-Set-Go.
Nothing. This is a homebrew, so while I have a 4D house battery to run 12V stuff, I don't have a solar system to recharge after a heavy drain or an inverter to run 120V stuff, so no electrical cooking capacity. It's a basic car camping setup, cook-wise. And 90% of the time I cook outdoors, anyway.
The Coleman one-burner stove is a pump-to-pressurize. The only downside that I see is that it doesn't have a wind-break (which of course doesn't matter inside the van); I'd like some more information about stability and power. The advantage is that I carry Coleman fuel anyway for my lantern, and there are no little propane cannisters
(Jage -- I'm told the newgreen-tab 1lb propane cannisters can be recycled, so they stay out of the landfills. I'll have to look into that.)
It looks like there might be two models of the pump-to-pressurize stove:
The latter one burns on kerosene as well as Coleman fuel and gasoline; this doesn't seem particularly useful.
I'll keep digging for reviews. Thanks!