Installation of a Backpacking Stove

For outdoor cooking, a butane stove comes in a very handy. In comparison to a solid fuel, we can do much better cooking with the advantage of handling the heat with a butane stove. Such models of stove are nimble and transferable, rendering them the perfect backpacking companions for taking along on a trip.  Organizing a backpacking stove is fairly easy, see below for tips.

You’ll need the following items

  • There are two parts of a Campingaz Blueut butane stove. The canister will come individually and following are the items you need for cooking:
  • A burner “The upper part contains a needle in the bottom for penetrating the canister.”
  • A canister
  • A stove container or stand

Method

  1. The canister should be positioned correctly in the stand.
  2. Wind up the legs as the bottom can still be opened easily, though it will not be capable of doing so after you attach the burner.
  3. Before attaching the burner, keep check that the gas valve is shut completely and a bit loosely as attempting such an act can make the threads wear out fast. You will get the hint that the burner has been attached to the canister as doing so won’t go in further. You won’t hear any noise, once the canister has been pricked.
  4. To make sure the canister has been penetrated, switch on the gas by moving the gas handle in a clockwise way in a well-insulated place. The stove is ready for usage, once you hear the hiss of the gas.
  5. Switch on the gas and light a matchstick when you hear the sound of the gas, it is a hint that you should light the stove now. You won’t be able to see the flame immediately but will feel the circling heat. Once a canister has been attached, don’t discard it after it has been used completely.  When it is finished, you can attach a new one, keeping in mind the above rules.

Advices

  • Always follow the manual as every model has slightly dissimilar fixing up ways.
  • A cold stove will never be able to run, so it is essential to keep check on the glacial temperature of your stove.
  • Always take help from the instructions guide of a particular model or brand you have, as cooking timings can depend on the make and model of your backpacking stove.
  • In the circumstance of wild winds, a windshield can be positioned and can be carried along. So, if the places where you are staying have such wind concerns, then during backpacking, do include a windshield.

Cautions

  • If the stove valve is not closed potently then don’t unscrew the stove as it can erupt in a lethal fire.
  • If within 5 seconds you aren’t able to light the stove, then turn off the gas valve and after waiting for 5 seconds until the gas has scattered away, try lighting the stove again.
  • Shun using canisters or cartridges; these are not applicable for using on such stoves. Use those flame lighting tools which are favorable for your specific stove.
  • Seeing the flame in day time will be difficult so, don’t assume as if the flame is not there.
  • Make sure there is no fire within 30 feet from you, be it even a cigarette and never unscrew the stove burner unless you are not sure of the surrounding. An invisible gas can spread from the canister and can erupt into a fire causing a hazardous situation plus it can also follow the canister, resulting in a fire explosion in your hand.