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Old 03-24-2014, 09:04 AM   #81
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My outdoor stove will remain my Coleman Peak 1 "backpacking" stove. They are dependable, compact and last forever.
Maybe I did something wrong but the one I had borrowed would periodically spew fuel all over the place. Had an interesting evening on a motorcycle trip after a full day of riding in the rain. We really wanted something hot to drink but didn't want to venture out of our motel. Fire only needs three things, right? Ignition source, oxygen and fuel. We met all three conditions quite well.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:09 AM   #82
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Don't see name on the stove like they show on line but it looks like this one.
Coleman - PerfectFlowâ„¢ 2-Burner Propane Stove
FWIW the model # on mine is 5466A, the label says Propane Camp Stove. Didn't know there were so many to choose from till I looked online.
Thanks Bob. That looks almost like the one we've had for 25 years. The low flame control is pretty poor on it.

Maybe the burners have been improved, or maybe it's worn out.

I'll have to compare it to your picture.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:22 AM   #83
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The only real change I noticed is the burner. Tonight or tomorrow I'll fire it up and see how much control there is at the lowest settings. Haven't used it since last spring.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:11 PM   #84
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FWIW, using 2C water in a 1qt sauce pan, I could not get it below a low boil without the burner going out. No idea if that proves anything at all.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:37 PM   #85
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Maybe I did something wrong but the one I had borrowed would periodically spew fuel all over the place. Had an interesting evening on a motorcycle trip after a full day of riding in the rain. We really wanted something hot to drink but didn't want to venture out of our motel. Fire only needs three things, right? Ignition source, oxygen and fuel. We met all three conditions quite well.
Usually excess fuel spilling out is caused by over pumping. Instructions call for pumping 25 times and then light. After lighting, you may need to pump up to 50 pumps depending on level of fuel.
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I gave up on Coleman a while ago—poor simmer control and low BTU output. Now using a Camp Chef Everest 2 burner propane stove. Each burner is said to put out 20,000 BTU and the simmer control is very good. Those 20,000 BTU come in handy when cooking a couple of lobsters in a big pot of water on a July afternoon in Maine (It would take forever on a Coleman). The high temperature and a cast iron griddle make a great combo for a couple of rib-eyes too.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:01 PM   #87
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Instructions call for pumping 25 times and then light.
Instructions are for after the disaster, not before
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I gave up on Coleman a while ago—poor simmer control and low BTU output. Now using a Camp Chef Everest 2 burner propane stove. Each burner is said to put out 20,000 BTU and the simmer control is very good. Those 20,000 BTU come in handy when cooking a couple of lobsters in a big pot of water on a July afternoon in Maine (It would take forever on a Coleman). The high temperature and a cast iron griddle make a great combo for a couple of rib-eyes too.
That was a hundred bucks amazon prime. Not bad. I think I will keep my rusty trusty coleman for now. It is a problem, like 10 times a year and spend the hundred on something more important.
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a friend of ours has a Camp Chef Campers Combo stoveRainier Campers Combo - Stove/Grill/Griddle | Camp Chef and loves it. With 3 burners in the escape I was looking for gas BBQ but this might be a nice compromise vs. the Weber Q, etc.
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I started using a Volcano grill for my camping trips last year. Three available fuel options. Has the versatility to grill, fry, boil sea food, bake, holds a 12' DO and can be used as a small outdoor fire pit. Outside stays cool enough to touch. Compacts down into a small holding bag for transporting.
I purchased the Volcano grill last week based upon recommendations here and elsewhere. I used it for the first time last weekend and am very impressed. It is very well made, fuel efficient and versatile. I look forward to trying many recipes. This is our first "Escape purchase" in anticipation of placing our order this summer and delivery in the summer of 2015.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:09 PM   #91
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There are several U-Tube videos on the Volcano grill if you haven't discovered them. I am enjoying mine. Best wishes on your Escape purchase. Perhaps we'll cross paths somewhere here in Texas.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:00 PM   #92
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So I went ahead and ordered the Camp Chef setup I was looking at. I got:
I crossed the border to pick them up today. I haven't actually cooked anything on them yet, but so far they look excellent. I'm impressed with the build quality. I don't have the propane quick-connect yet, but running straight off the 20lb tank this thing puts out more than adequate heat. It turns down quite low, too. Certainly way over-kill for just making coffee in the morning.

Unfortunately one of the boxes in the shipment went astray so I don't have the quick-connect fitting yet. I'll post again when I have it and can report on how well it works.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:35 PM   #93
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I was just about set to go ahead and order the Camp Chef Expedition 2X stove when I realized that it wouldn't be possible to ever use the stove without the legs. Does anyone know if the legs are adjustable? On the Camp Chef stove with permanent legs, the ad says that the legs adjust, but I can't find anything about the detachable legs.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:15 PM   #94
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oops -- i just went back to the beginning of this blog and saw Jim's recommendation for the weekender Camp Chef stove which can be used with or without the legs.
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I have the two burner camp chef, with the barbeque grill and griddle. Love it. Used it up at the Tenn Egg Camper Rally this weekend for the first time. Money well spent!
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So I'm assuming since so many people really like the camp chef, that the legs are sturdy and can be adjusted to uneven ground?
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Ruthe, I saw Itoddday's unit and the legs are removable but they do not appear to be independently adjustable which is what you seem to want.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #98
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You may be able to get a slight adjustment (an inch maybe) for each leg. the thumb screw just holds the leg in position. I did find leveling a small issue this weekend, but only with the griddle when I cooked sausage and bacon. the grease went to one side.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:43 PM   #99
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I have the Camp Chef Explorer Double EX60LW Gas hot plate, the 16 inch reversible griddle, and the BBQ Grill Box 100 with a bag for each. This is from the Camp Chef Website...

Removable/Adjustable legs for storage/portability and setup on uneven ground
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