Oct 27, 2010 at 7:44 am #1264847
So I was helping teach a backcountry cooking class yesterday at my work, and a few of us got talking about the possibility of placing a small pot of water on top of the Primus Micron lantern and using it as a stove. So i put 2 cups in a small pot, placed it on top, and set the timer. It took 18 minutes to boil, but only 9 minutes to reach 195. Slow, but i still thought it was kinda neat.Oct 27, 2010 at 10:33 am #1658526
@deljohnstonLocale: Heart of Dixie
Hey, Scott! Good idea, that you could use in a pinch. I have the Coleman version of that small lantern and love it for camping (not carried for backpacking though). I also use the Optimus Crux stove, which is even smaller than the lantern.
If I were to carry the lantern with me, I would just as likely carry the stove as well, since it is so small. I wonder what the fuel usage is compared to the 3-4 minutes it takes with the stove.
The lantern might be great for things you don't necessarily WANT to be boiling hot. Hmmm. I would definitely have to have some sort of stabilizing system (rocks, stakes, etc) for the pot or other vessel.Jan 25, 2011 at 4:32 am #1688154
IN reality, if you were going to be using the lantern anyway, you arent using any additional fuel to boil the water. Might as well get 2 uses from the same amount of fuel. Sure the lantern is 4.4oz, but you wouldnt need a canister stove, if thats your thing.Jan 25, 2011 at 7:12 am #1688188
Gary DunckelBPL Member
Great idea, Scott. I tried it while car camping, to simmer a cup of soup. It worked great, although you need to be sure that the metal cup doesn't fall off. This will only work with a lantern that has a flat top, of course, like our Primus. Now, my inner geekiness is forcing me to figure out a type of stable support for the cup.Jan 26, 2011 at 8:28 am #1688612
Josh LeavittBPL Member
@joshleavittLocale: Ruta Locura
Here is a bigger lantern, with fabricated pot support. I'm trying to convince these guys that they need to do one for the smaller lanterns.Jan 27, 2011 at 7:12 am #1688965
Thats pretty cool Josh. For the small Primus lantern, it seems like it would be quite easy to have a simple fold out pot support from the sides of the lantern "globe". And at 4.4 oz as is, its quite light and serves multi purposes.Jan 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm #1689169
@aeronauticalLocale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
Couple of titanium pegs through some stainless steel wire loops fixed to the top of the lantern should do it.Jan 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm #1689624
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