LIGHTWEIGHT ALCOHOL STOVES FOR BACKPACKING

by Art Simon - 2006

The Clikstand is significantly more expensive than the Westwind, so the immediate question is "is it worth it?" In my opinion, the answer is yes. In my tests the Clikstand had a significantly faster boil time and still used approximately the same amount of fuel. More importantly, the Clikstand promises better performance in the field. The stove is designed to use wind to its advantage when coupled with the matching windscreen, like the larger Trangia models. While I haven't had the bad fortune to use the stove in really challenging conditions, it has served me well on a number of backcountry trips. On a recent trip it lit and boiled a pint of water quickly even though the temperature was in the high thirties (F) and the stove had been left outside all night.

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