Report from the Bay of Evil

August 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

A quick report from a cruise of the dangerous waters of the Bay of Evil.

Various classic camp stoves in various states of repair or completeness have been sighted!

Unfortunately, there aren't as many bargins at present as there used to be - hopefully that'll change as the camping season closes and winter starts.

A brief report of the skirmish follows:

  • Optimus 111 (embossed case, so an older model) either a Kerosine or Petrol model, missing filler cap and case rusty. £22
  • SVEA 121 stove, later model. £28
  • Primus 96, older model, not perfect condition, but original tin in reasonable condition. £16 [The buyer got an absolute bargin!]
  • Primus 96, later model, pretty good condition, tin not original. £33
  • Monitor Touring Stove equivalent to Primus 96, missing some parts. £15
  • Primus 96, missing flame plate. £24
  • Veritas 2 pint collapsible stove. Unsold. Start price £30 [IMHO asking about £10 too high!]
  • Optimus 45 1 3/4 pint stove.  Later model.  Reserve not met.  Bid @ £26. [Reserve price too high - seller desperate for cash or has too high expectations IMO]
  • Really nice Radius 21 in original tin. £23.01 [a REAL bargin!]

There are still stoves out there!  Find a stove that is complete, even if it's grotty (as long as it's not dented or badly scratched) and work out how much you are willing to pay for it!

Look out for these makes which may be cheaper - don't be tempted to pay over the odds unless you REALLY want it!

  • Veritas
  • Parasene
  • RM [don't be fobbed of by sellers claiming it's a "Primus" - it's a Primus type NOT a Primus stove and is not as good quality IMHO]
  • Burmos [can have poor quality control so beware!]
  • Monitor
  • Buflam
  • Valor

Other Manufacturers

  • Primus
  • Optimus
  • Radius
  • SVEA
  • Thermidor
  • Coleman
  • MEVA
  • Hipolito

I encourage you to do your own research before bidding!

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