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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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    Gustav Henriksson

    Nice review Tim! Two things that may be worth mentioning:
    1. The handle of the lite+ can be pulled over the lid and attached across to stop the lid from dropping while on the move, and a string can be attached so that the cooker can be hung from eg a tree whilst in use.
    2. There’s a larger optional pot (I.e. Lite XL) with the same bayonet attachment, that boils/simmers a meal for two.

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks for mentioning those Gustav. The handle working as a strap over the lid is definitely a nice feature. I’ve not tried the hanging kit yet but liked that it was included as standard.

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    Hi Tim,

    This may be a stupid question, but I’m new to all of this. I live in the states but am camping all over Europe for the next 6 months. If I purchase this Primus Lite+ in Norway…do gas canisters all over the world work with it? Are those standardized? (Please say yes)

    Thanks for your help. This article was very very useful.


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      Tim Moss

      Hi Gail,

      There are a few different types of gas canister across Europe actually.

      I’ve written a guide to them all here: http://thenextchallenge.org/camping-gas-canister-stoves/#canisters

      You can buy adaptors for them: http://thenextchallenge.org/camping-gas-canister-stoves/#adapters

      Let me know if I can help any further.


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    Peter Bee

    Hi great review wish I had read it before. I like the compact size. And speed of boil. However I fell out with it, after a winter trip. By placing the canister in a bowl of warm water (needed msr stove lid for this) it drives the gas out at a better rate. I may have over done it a bit. The cosy buckle on the handle got red hot and burnt my hand badly when picked it up. The buckle later melted off the plastic clip !!. Massively dangerous design fault. Could this be why they are unavailable now from Primus ?. I also told camping magazine about this as potential serious injury could occur in a remote location. Not sure how it got a safety rating in the UK. I would say avoid but if can get an older cosy it would work well

    Not suitable for winter use.

    I queried Primus on it. Several months later they said to take the 3 amigo (screws) off of the handle before heating up the canister.
    I don’t think they care tbh.

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      Peter Bee

      I had actually noticed the hot handle clip when first used the Lite+ stocks. I wonder if it was actually ever tested by Primus. I originally bought it at a massively reduced price (in September 2017) when my MSR windburner failed on me. Which shortly afterwards I found it had a reset plunger on the MSR so wasted my money as MSR works perfectly again after pushing plunger up.


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