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    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    I just bought a Fire Maple Blade 2 remote canister stove for my two grandsons. I got it because it is very stable and has a vaporizing tube for use with inverted canisters and colder weather.

    The stove seems very well designed and built and the brand has a good reputation. Plus I like its wide burner for avoiding hot spots and for better combustion.

    AND I got it B/C my grandsons are entering their teen years and as most adults know, teenagers are the most careless people on the planet. They need a stable stove.

     

    #3684164
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    BTW, this stove achieves this low weight because it has titanium legs/pot supports and a narrow braided fuel line but still has a wide burner ring.

    This all combines to make it MUCH lighter than my MSR Whisperlite Universal in canister mode. MSR seems to make all their stoves “Boy Scout/Marine-proof.

    MSR, are you reading this?

    #3684173
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    Keep in mind the 4 out of 7 BRSt3000 stoves that failed(Ryans tests) they had titanium pot supports. Your fire Maples have 3 rivets in harms way that may melt. Fire them up at home before going  on an outing.

    #3684178
    Nick Gatel
    BPL Member

    @ngatel

    Locale: Southern California

    Eric,

    Dan brings up an important point. UL often means not durable or even worse.

    Svea 123 48 year review

    Gaz Globetrotter 35 year review

    MSR Whisperlite 35 year review 

     

    #3684186
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    Eric, don’t let teen boys use MSR Whisperlight with white gas.  That would be an accident waiting to happen.  (Mostly, an attempt at humor since you didn’t suggest that.   Although when I was a teenager with MSR Whisperlight I singed my eyebrows.  Multiple times.  It’s amazing teenage males survive to old age)

    You’re right Nick, my MSR Whisperlight is still working fine.  Except I haven’t used it for many years.  I finally gave it away.  Along with my Kelty pack.  They are bomb proof though.

    #3684227
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    Dan,

    I could replace the leg/pot support rivets with small stainless steel bolts and nuts. I’d have to peen the ends of the bolts to keep the nuts from accidentally backing off.

    Would that solve the problem? I can’t see those bolts “melting” under the heat available.

    #3684228
    Eugene Hollingsworth
    BPL Member

    @geneh_bpl

    Locale: Mid-Minnesota

    IMO fine thread stainless bolts are strong enough, though quite small.  As you said, peen the ends to keep the bolts on – fire it up a few times to let the bolts soften first. Or soften them ahead of time with a torch. I have an older Brunton Optimus Crux (the old one with 4 pot thingies) with loose rivets that I considered doing that to.

    #3684232
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    Don’t do the bolt thing until you’ve fired up the stoves a few times with pots of water on them to test the strength and condition of the rivets.  Inspect them and then determine if they need to be replaced.

    #3684239
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    I sent you an AceCamp 4708 Volcano Lightweight Gas Stove with 2 canisters of BOSS propane fuel. The stove has no rivets to fail, it’s a great winter stove set-up. You’ve had it now for at least 3 weeks. Have you tried it yet?

    The stove:

    #3684308
    Dondo .
    BPL Member

    @dondo

    Locale: Colorado Rockies

    I’m been using a similar stove for a number years now.  It appears that the only difference is the addition of the preheat loop in the new model.  So far, nothing has melted, the rivets remain secure, and I haven’t blown anything up….yet.

    #3684362
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    The Volcano looks like a MSRr Windmasster Pro only a smaller burner head that makes is super light ;)

    WindmasterPrro

    #3685279
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    Hey Dan,

    Sorry I didn’t mention the stove you sent me. Again, thank you VERY much for that stove. It will be used for a couple of things: one as a 2nd “car camping stove” because one burner is not enough in that situation – and two as a loaner stove for those going with me.  In fact I cooked my wife’s pasta on it and found it had a nice flame circle. The control valve needed a bit of WD-40 and then it worked well.

    Where did you get those odd shaped isobutane bottles? The one I tried worked well. I think it would last about as long as a small “regular” shaped canister.

    Finally, Dan, have you found any brand of iso-butane mix that works best in winter (inverted).

     

    #3685472
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    The small canisters are approx. 70% Propane. They should work very well in extreme cold weather down to -35 degrees. Use them in the inverted mode if you prefere. Have your sons test them this winter in very cold weather. Use only in cold weather. You won’t have to wait long….frigid temps will be upon us soon. Canisters can be purchased at http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/Propane-Fuel-Canister-With-Lindal-Valve.php

    #3685618
    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    Finally, Dan, have you found any brand of iso-butane mix that works best in winter (inverted).

    NO!

    I’m going out on a limb to say the BOSS canisters will outperform any and all iso-butane mix canisters there are on the market. My Alaska testers will have the opportunity to share their findings. You also will have a chance to test them if brave enough to go outside when it’s -30degrees.

    #3686099
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    Thanks Dan, I’ve bookmarked the link. Then I looked at the cans again. Yep, lots of propane.

    Those will be saved for me! :o)

    #3686101
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Finally, Dan, have you found any brand of iso-butane mix that works best in winter (inverted).
    Contradiction in terms there. Pure isobutane boils at -11.7 C, so if you are close to that the canister will soon stop giving off gas.

    Cheers

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