Soto ST-301 (Review)


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Subtitle: An expensive replacement for a $30 portable Asian butane stove.

Base stats:
– Usable with wind screen:
– Power: 12,700 BTU
– Weight” 24.9 oz (including carry bag, not including fuel)
– Boil: 35oz to rolling boil in 11 minutes

The skinny: While not a large stove by car camping standards, the ST-301 butane stove, coming in at 1.5 lbs, is a substantial piece of gear with solid metal parts.  There is an attention to detail that is all about being a full on car camping stove, with ruggedness and long life, in a diminutive package. Continue reading

Soto STG-10 Stove Review


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Base stats:
– BTU:  9860
– Weight:  12 oz
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Every once in a while, a piece of engineering, a gadget, comes along, that is so well done, that I just have to have it.  Do I need it?  No.  Does it really fit in any scenarios I’m thinking of?  Not really.  Does it compare favorably vs. other gear that I know?  Meh.  And yet, it’s a gadget with engineering so attractive, so well designed, that the only way to properly appreciate it, is to use it.

The Soto STG-10 is just such a device.

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Okeba Foldable adapter for Asian Gas Can Review


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This is a great device.

If you have a lot of the asian style gas canisters, but have a US style gas canister stove with a lindal valve, this device would allow you to use them together, dramatically expanding the flexibility of lindal style stoves overseas in japa, korea, taiwan, and othe places where this style of gas canister is ubiquitous. Continue reading