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Posted on 14 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

A very good point from Rob: we will need a petrol stove. We have our little MSR that can be used, but that wouldn’t be very useful for every day cooking… I think it would soon do our head in.

I had a look on the internet to see what I could find as Rob was talking about a big one and a medium-sized one. I am not sure if I have found those yet. I have found a one-burner from Coleman and a 2-burner from Coleman which I will add here, including their details.

Coleman Dual Fuel™ Sportster™ II Stove

one burner petrol stove

one burner petrol stove

  • Fully adjustable cooking power
  • Compact, easy to store and carry
  • Boils a litre of water in 3 minutes
  • Equipped with one 10,500 BTU burner
  • Burn time (approx): 1.75hrs (high)
  • Operates on Coleman® Fuel or unleaded petrol


  • weight – 1.4kg
  • Fuel Capacity – 520ml
  • Dimensions – 16 x 18 x 18H cm
  • Total Output – 10,500 BTU’s

This is the one we end up buying, we loved it and never had an issue with it. We also bought a 5L petrol jerrycan so we could stock up on a few liters of petrol to fill it up. With 2 people we found we didn’t need more than a one burner. It also saved a lot on space…

5L petrol jerrycan

5L petrol jerrycan

Coleman 2 Burner Dual Fuel™ Powerhouse

2 burner petrol stove

2 burner petrol stove

  • Fully adjustable cooking power
  • Wind baffles shield flame from wind
  • Heavy duty nickel chrome grate is removable for easy cleaning
  • Primary burner is 9,000 BTU, auxiliary burner is 8,000 BTU
  • Boils a litre of water in 3.5 minutes (main burner)
  • Durable textured steel case
  • Burn time (approx): 2.3hrs (high)
  • Operates on Coleman® Fuel or unleaded petrol


  • Weight – 7kg
  • Fuel Capacity – 1700ml
  • Dimensions – Packed 61 x 43 x 20H cm
  • Total Output – 24500BTU’s
  • Run Time – 2hrs on high

Prices for the 2 above are (what I have seen tonight) AU$100 for the one-burner and AU$225 if you buy it in Australia from Snowys, but 102 pounds via ebay.

Hmmm, maybe the ones I saw on Amazon are the medium-sized ones. They look the same, but maybe they are slightly different:

Coleman 2 Burner Dual Fuel Compact Liquid Fuel Stove

medium-sized 2 burner?

  • One 7,500 BTU burner and one 6,500 BTU burner
  • Runs on Coleman Fuel or unleaded gas
  • Boil a quart of water in four minutes
  • 2 Burner, 14,000 BTU Cooking Power
  • Limited Lifetime

20 x 14.5 x 7 inches ; 11.4 pounds (=50.8×36.8×17.8cm and 5.2kg)

Price: new on Amazon for US$79

I also noticed some heat resistant gloves for 5.75 pounds on ebay. That might also be a welcome addition to the kit, especially when building campfires and fishing ovens (full of yummie damper or lasagna) out of them!! (found a few Aussie sites that sell them as well for only AU$5.50, this is one of them)

heat resistant gloves

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