On one hand, a good liquid fuel stove is a camper’s best friend because it can do many things for us. It can melt snow for water. It can boil water to cook food quickly. It can also be an emergency source of heat if need be. As a result, people who are seriously interested in camping as a hobby should consider purchasing a liquid fuel stove.
On the other hand, sporting goods stores and Internet retailers offer liquid fuel stoves that come in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices. This can make it difficult for beginners to find the right stove because it can be hard for beginners to decide what to look for when they purchase a liquid fuel stove.
To help beginners overcome this difficulty, here are some tips that can help beginners purchase a well-made liquid fuel stove that will fit their needs:
It’s a good idea to shop at a sporting goods store for your stove.
Shopping in person at the store for your stove allows you to closely inspect any stove that you might want to purchase. This makes it easier for you to find the right stove because you can quickly see if the stove’s size, weight and functionality match your family’s needs. As a result, it’s worth a beginner’s time to shop in person at a sporting goods store for a liquid fuel stove.
A good liquid fuel stove should be easy to carry and easy to store. Therefore, try to look for a liquid fuel stove that is neither too bulky to carry nor too big to handle.
An easy way to determine if a liquid fuel stove is the right size for you to use is to try to carry the thing to your shopping basket. If you have trouble getting it to your basket, the chances are quite good that it will be too bulky for you to use.
Durability also matters.
A good liquid fuel stove is also durable enough to withstand frequent use. As a result, try to look for a liquid fuel stove that is rust resistant, shock resistant, puncture resistant and also leak proof.
One easy way to determine if a liquid fuel stove is durable is to check the material that the stove is made out of. Most durable liquid fuel stoves are made out of stainless steel. Stainless steel liquid fuel stoves may be a bit more expensive to purchase. However, their durability makes them one of the best values around.
This is true because stainless steel is a very durable metal that has been proven in laboratory tests to resist rust, shock, punctures and leaks very well. As a result, stainless steel stoves are often worth the extra cost because they will often last longer than stoves made out of other metals.
Furthermore, make sure that the stove can use a wide variety of fuels equally well.
Some liquid fuel stoves are specially made to burn one or two types of fuel well. While these stoves work well, they are also a potential hassle because the fuel that is needed to use the stoves may not always be available.
As a result, try to find a liquid fuel stove that can burn a wide variety of fuels equally well. Most good stoves will burn kerosene, gasoline, propane and other fuels equally well.
Finally, make sure that the stove has properly working knobs that control the stove’s functions.
All well-made liquid fuel stoves will have knobs that make it easy to operate the stove safely. As a result, it’s important before purchasing the stove to check the condition of the knobs that control the stove’s temperature setting, the stove’s fuel consumption and the stove’s ability to turn itself on and off.
If the knobs that control these setting are broken or seem too hard to use, pass on the stove and look elsewhere. A stove with faulty knobs is too dangerous to use and should be discarded. As a result, insist on checking stove’s knobs before your purchase the stove. It could save you lots of trouble later on.