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RuMR

Best stove for France...

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I have an old whisperlite international. I'm looking to upgrade to a cartridge stove for a trip I am going on with my boy to Ceuse. We will be camping.

 

Beta on stoves?

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Any screw in burner will work. Skip the Buet cartridges which once punctured must be consumed.

 

I have this one which is super lite and works great.

 

http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacking-Stove-Reviews/Optimus-Crux

 

There is no issue with flying with any burner - just leave the cartridges at home.

 

 

I have also flown with a gas stove and bottles. Just make sure they are clean. The fuel you want in France is called "Essence C" and you buy it at a hardware store.

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Stove aside, I hope you and Drew rip it up over there or at least have a good time. Look at the first part of Realization for little feller.

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If not doing high altitude or cold weather camping then I like to use an alcohol stove in france. The fuel is available in any grocery or small epicerie in the cleaning section (L'alcool à brûler). Easy to find, super cheap, the stove is easy to fly with.

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The screwin canisters are pretty easy to find in france (nor really most any popular mountain destination in the world) and flying with a stove in checked bag isn't a problem at all so whatever the screwin stove of your persuasion is. On the small/light/cheap front a Pocket Rocket or a Snowpeak Gigapower

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