Friday, March 23, 2012

Sterno ActionStation Butane Stove: First Impressions

Just posted a vid of  the latest addition to our camping / prepping gear. It's the Sterno ActionStation Butane Stove.

I've been keeping an eye out for something like this for awhile now to use for picnics, camping, and for emergencies. As always, I had to reallly figure out if this was something we needed to add on the gear/supply list.

It had to be compact, easy to use, and durable among other things. It also had to be something we can use in other situations besides emergency (due to limited storage space).
We snagged this for right under $20. The butane canisters ended up being just a little bit over $5 for a pack of 5. Each canister is supposed to last about 2 hours in maximum heat and approximately 4 hours for minimum settings.

My first impressions

The pros:
It came with a hard plastic carrrying case.
It uses piezo ignition.
stainless steel - easy to clean and it looks good
adjustable settings
the price
light and easy to stash in a closet or carry around in the trunk of your car

The cons:
none found

I'm going to test it out and do a proper video review of it (keep an eye out for that).

It's a nice addition to any household and it doesn't take up a lot of space. Having this gives us more options for cooking or heating food during outdoor excursions.

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