Whiteburn's Wanderings

One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

Tag Archives: stove

Winter Gas

My favourite stove for the winter months in Scotland where overnight temperatures may typically be down to -5C, or more infrequently below -10C, is the Kovea Spider. Having used this … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Another MYO stove

Sounds too good to be true; an alcohol (meths) stove that’s efficient, <15ml for a 500ml boil (1/2oz for 2 cups); simple to build, 2 mins; really cheap, ~£1.50 each. … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 18 Comments

Trouble with the Starlyte

Recently I experienced a couple of issues with my Zelph Starlyte alcohol stove. Firstly when hot flame would appear from around the edge of the reduction ring (Caldera cone version) … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Kovea Spider Maintenance

On my recent trip to Glen Tannar I noticed that my Kovea Spider seemed to be not performing up to scratch, the output seemed to be a little lower than … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

Meths Stove Saga

I first messed around with meths (alcohol) stoves many…..many years ago, the Trangia and simple MYO, and found them slow, messy and not fit for anything!  Having years later caught … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Kovea Spider Stove

I’ve backpacked in winter a fair amount using both the MSR Whisperlite and more recently the MSR Micro Rocket gas canister stove.  I never really liked using the Whisperlite under … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 8 Comments