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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...


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    Thanks so much for this comparison!! Excellent resource when in the market for a new stove, it helped me choose the stove I will carry on the Overland Track – an Optimus Elektra FE!

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      Tim Moss

      Excellent. Glad it was helpful Renee.

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    You get the fire maple ones allso . But as far as I can tell they are who make the alpkit ones anyway

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks George. Agreed. The Fire Maple stoves are identical to the AlpKit ones. I think that goes for all of the AlpKit stove range.

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    Thank you for this great review.

    Also it would be interesting to compare with remote canister integrated systems like Primus Eta PackLite, PrimeTech Stove Set or even Omni Lite Ti + Pot with a heat exchanger.

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      Tim Moss

      Great idea. That will have to go on the list for another day!

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    Alf Jändel

    Hi Tim!

    Thanks so much for an excellent comparison!
    Nice to read a really indepth and serious test with your own thoughts and info on the products, it helpt me a lot!
    I have now bought the Optimus Electra FE Cook System which I think will suit me well on my solo hikes and adventures both in the mountains of northern Sweden and on my kayak expeditions in the archipelago of the east coast of Sweden..

    Greatings from Sweden! :)

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks Alf. I hope the Elektra serves you well!

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    I’d love to see how Camp Chef compares to these!

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    Hi, pretty good review thanks for that !
    I think you did a little mistake in the Feature table, you say they Primus Lite XL can’t simmer but it’s the same burner as lite and lite+ isn’t it?

    Cheers from Switzerland

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      Tim Moss

      Good spot Thibault. Thank you! Duly updated.

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    Cam Cameron VR FRGS

    This is by the far the best expedition planning site I have ever seen which is why I am using a lot of your recommendations and advice for our expedition to Rockall next year


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