Classic Burners For Travel & Remote Cooking

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Classic Burners For Travel & Remote Cooking
In use for many decades by wilderness travelers
58A02.01 Small Classic Burner

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58A02.02 Large Burner

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56A02.05 Copper Funnel - Large

Available 04/15/2021


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For years we have been passionate fans of hand pumped kerosene pressure lamps, but only recently did we become aware of the fantastic utility of the same basic heating system for remote camp cooking - like mountain climbing in the Himalayas or exploration trekking. (In fact, this system is also still in wide ordinary use in many undeveloped places in the world.) We located a maker in South Asia, and tested two of his models that were most appropriate for our recreation environment in the USA. The results were exciting. The amount of heat (also real local warmth) that was generated at the burner was very high and could be efficiently and cheaply maintained for many hours if necessary.

Following our detailed instructions, set-up and lighting is simple and straightforward and quickly becomes automatic. All you need to get locally is some kerosene (a quart will often be fine), a pint of alcohol and a match.

The Small Burner (8" diameter, 9" high, weighing 2lbs. 6oz. empty) will be sufficient real meals for a group of 4 people and would do for 6 in a pinch. It can easily be broken down and then reassembled and is suitable for back packing. The Large Burner is 10" in diameter, 11" high and weighs 4lbs. 10oz. empty, and can handle a very large group. It is thought to be too big for routine back packing but is superb for a base camp or other similar installations. These are highly recommended. There is nothing modern about them - just many, many decades of proven reliability and efficiency.

The large handsome Copper Filling Funnel (not shown) is an excellent addition, and helps when adding fuel to lamps. Fuel is easily available locally.

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Overall Rating

    Adriana, 12/23/2020 I want one. I used to have one of them ( same style ) when I was a child back in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to cook my meals while my mom was at work. I was 6 years old. And never had a problem with it.
  • Helpful Video

    Dave, 10/9/2020 Video was very helpful in deciding to buy.
  • Child memories

    Gus Silveira , 7/18/2020 Amazing memories when I was a kid and I haven't seen any PRIMUS any more.
  • Excellent built

    Griffin, 5/10/2020 Small stove is great- excellent build for the money. It is a little bit big and heavy for backpacking, more of a car camping stove. The ability to adjust flame height is great, better for cooking rather than boiling water for backpacker meals. The first gasket for the pump wasn’t holding up during the first use, but there were two in the package so I switched it out and lit it up. Great stove for the money.
  • Great Stove

    Rich, 2/25/2020 This is a great stove, worth every penny I paid to get it here. I bought it for moose hunting and other trips to the bush. It is easy to use and pack, boils water very quickly, as well a all the meals I cooked on it at camp.
    Looking forward to using it for many, many years to come.
  • Classic Stove

    Rich, 1/28/2020 I bought one for hunting season. It works great! Very well made, easy to use and pack around. Cooked a lot of food with it, looking forward to using it again. (For many years)
  • réchaud à pétrole

    Aouraghe, 1/7/2020 Bravo pour le vidéo professionnels des réchauds et bonne chance
  • OMG ! .. So THIS is a real burner !!! Who knew ?

    Michael Lisanti, 1/26/2019 Had I continued to buy from another source, I would have gone to my rest thinking I had seen all there was to see about pressure kerosene burners ... When the Garrett Wade stove arrived I suddenly realized one is NOT supposed to be able to crush the fuel canteen like an empty coke can ! This is a thick sturdy metal unit and I could type all day but can't proove a thing until you have both units side by side and suddenly realize the reason why the other stoves start at only $40 ... (Because it a use at your own risk item ... NOTHING light the build and quality of what Wade Garrett has found for the USA user .

  • Hurricane Kit

    Robie, 12/8/2018 We live in a hurricane prawn area. This was one of our final components needed to complete our hurricane kit. Looks great, and will likely do the job for us.
  • Small Classic Burner

    William, 12/4/2018 Reasonably well made stove. The original pump cup that was installed in the stove was put in with too much force and was damaged so it would not pressurize the pump. Once I put in the spare that came with the stove it pressurized the stove just fine. When the screw mount for the burner was soldered into the stove, it was installed a bit crooked so the burner does not stand perfectly straight so it leans a bit, but otherwise the stove works just fine. Also, Garrett Wade customer service promptly responded to my email about the pump cup issue and has sent me a couple of replacement pump cups at no charge.
  • Camping stove

    Larry, 10/28/2018 Excellent and beautifully made. Have not yet used. Looking forward to using it.
  • Overall A-OK

    mike t, 9/6/2018 Overall a pretty good stove. Pump leather needed a good soaking. A few other minor adjustments were also needed. After adjustment, stove functions fine and is easily usable in meal preparation. Overall, quite satisfied with purchase, especially the customer service part of it.
  • Should work just fine

    Douglas W St. Clair, 5/10/2018 I have used Primus stoves which are almost exactly like this one for many years. They are simple and for a long time have been the principle stove design throughout the world. I expect it to work fine, last a long time, not to rust or bust, a product I will trust.
  • Great little camp stove

    Bob Dunakey, 12/9/2017 Great little camp stove, lights easily on alcohol, adequate burner temperature. I am using liquid paraffin lamp oil in place of K-1 kerosene because liquid paraffin has no odor. (It does however solidify at around 35°F. About 15 minutes inside my jacket has solved the problem with temperatures down into the 20s.)
    After correcting the same deficiencies noted by the other reviewers,I.E. leaky seals, damaged pressure pump leather, I find this stove to be a great bargain for the price.
    I hope replacement parts are available. I will definitely recommend this camp stove to others.
  • basic need for hot food

    wm fong, 5/8/2017 out in the wilds, this stove rocks for preparing a hot meal.
  • Classic burner, round two.

    Bill K., 3/3/2017 The first one was a no go, but I called customer service and was assured by Joe that he would test the replacement himself before sending it on. Just got the replacement and it works like a charm. Great job Garrett Wade customer service.
  • Not that bad.

    John Paul Appleyard Green, 2/24/2017 Mine rates a 3 because of a few things. Being made for about $8 apiece when they're bought in bulk from India, there seems to be not much in the way of quality control. I was able to get mine working, and to stop fuel seepage at the riser tube/tank joint, so I'll give a 3. It arrived, however, with these (for me) issues: (1) Aforesaid fuel weeping at that joint when under pressure. I had on hand an old asbestos washer that fit, and cured the weep. The three (!) lead washers that were installed when it arrived would not, either singly or in multiples, seal the joint. (2) Out-of-vertical axis riser/burner assembly. The burner does not sit concentrically within the top plate. Not repairable, but the stove was inexpensive. (3) Finish on the brass body is marred by what looks like transport abrasion. Don't know how this could have occurred. I lack the skill to finely polish brass, so, "Oh well."
    On the up side, having been fettled and fussed with, it will run, heat a pot of water, cook a one-vessel meal, burn at just a simmer if asked to. And really, a 3 rating is not that bad, is it?
  • Portable Camp Stoves

    Rowland Foster, 2/20/2017 I bought both the large and small portable camp stoves. Instructions with the units say to use only "paraffin". I wonder how many people know that this is kerosene? Units are well built and worked well. Took 10 minutes to boil a quart of water on the small unit.I would like to see an e-mail sent when shipments from Garret Wade are expected to arrive. I would also like to be able to purchase spare parts for these stoves. Two spare seals are provided--one for the pump and one for the air control valve--which is good but in the future I will need more. Kerosene (K-1) does have an odor. These are good units for camping and emergencies. They take up little room when broken down.
  • Classic Burners

    Debra Adams, 1/27/2017 Wonderful product.
  • Very cool

    Ken, 12/18/2016 I purchased the smaller unit. Nice, heavy, beautiful brass construction. Not perfectly level, but good enough. Great value for the price. Had to replace original pump seal with spare provided. Spare pump seal works much better (tighter seal), but more than a few pumps are still required to pressurize chamber sufficiently. My unit leaked fuel at threaded junction where burner assembly connects to top of fuel chamber. Teflon tape fixed that. Once the chamber is pressurized, it works great. Sounds like a quiet little rocket engine. Kicks out enough heat to easily boil a quart of water. Fill trough under burner with alcohol, light alcohol, let it burn until coils above flame get hot enough to vaporize fuel, then start pumping to deliver fuel to the heated coils. Alcohol fire should ignite main burner. Once stove gets going, and sufficient pressure is established, it will keep going on it's own. May have to add a couple of pumps every 15 minutes or so to keep it going strong. Use recommended fuel only. Correct flashpoint is very important for function and safety. Directions recommend paraffin although purified kerosene for space heaters works nicely.
  • Good design

    John from PA, 10/24/2016 I have been looking for something more robust than the backpacking stoves that are offered most places, but portable enough for a picnic or car camping. This is it. The preheating area can be easily reached which is not the case in a lot of similar stoves. The design is about as simple as a pressurized system can be, but still does the job well and is easy to operate.
  • Second one is great!

    Mark Kucera, 9/16/2016 I was excited when I saw these stoves and really liked that is used kerosine. The first one I received was pretty rough. Bad threads on air valve, pump rod did not seal even after a soaking, and the kicker was the tank was bent at the top where the burner assembly fitted causing the whole assembly to be at an angle. I didn't even try to light it. I contacted Garrett Wade and they made it right. I noticed the second one was packed with great care and attention and the pump seal had already been soaked and ready to go! I was able to fire it up as soon as I got it. It took me 2 tries to get it going but it was a learning curve, not a performance problem. I did notice that any little breeze causes the flame to veer off to whichever side it's blown to and seemed to be at risk of blowing out easily so a windscreen would be a worth while investment. I haven't taken it out in the deep, dark woods to make s'mores with Sasquatch yet, but I do live at 6,000 feet and it worked very well, (out of the wind). It does sound like a jet engine when it's fired up and I have seen that there is a "silent burner" for these stoves but, unfortunately, Garrett Wade doesn't carry them... Maybe soon? I had to knock a star for the poor quality of the first stove but I still recommend it!
  • Stylish Burner. My Expectations Were Exceeded.

    Timothy Rumbinas, 3/17/2016 I recently ordered the smaller of these two stoves.

    Having owned several original Primus and Optimus stoves, I was reasonably conversant in the operation of this one. As noted, the pump leathers MUST be conditioned before use. This is not uncommon. Typically, pump leathers are shipped this way to reduce the chance of them being crushed, or absorbing moisture and corroding the bore of the pump. A useful tip is to pack the spare pump leather in cotton balls which have been soaked in Vaseline, and store it in a pill or vitamin bottle. It will be supple and ready for use, and the cotton makes and excellent camp fire starter.

    I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and finish. The brass may be a trifle thinner than that used on the classic products, but the stove I received shows very nicely indeed. The machining and assembly is clean and professional.

    Be advised, these are not backpacking stoves in the modern idiom. I have backpacking stoves that measure their weight in grams -- and not so many of them. Even the small model is a hefty chunk of brass, with the capacity for a couple of pints of kerosene. These stoves are better suited to car or canoe camping than ultralight hiking. However, unlike ultralight stoves, these can be used for real cooking, a function they perform for much of the world. Ultralight stoves are really best suited for boiling water.

    Mine will go into a classic gimbal mount aboard my sail boat. Kerosene recommends itself as a boat fuel for many reasons. Kerosene isn't explosive as are butane, propane and naptha. It is energy-rich, and available broadly. When burned in a properly adjusted stove, it creates relatively little carbon monoxide. I have found K-1 (water clear kerosene) to be the best and least odorous fuel, but in a pinch, Jet-A aviation fuel works, as will low-sulfur diesel with fairly rigorous pre-heating. I have heard of people using bio-diesel, but I have no experience with it in a stove. I do not recommend diesel except for emergencies. It's odorous, and blackens the pots, but will yield a warm cup of tea! These stoves are absolutely not supposed to be used with gasoline or Coleman fuel. Don't even think about it.

    Overall, these are a true bargain . They require a bit of a fettle for use, but I've never purchased a hand-tool that didn't. One would look darn good beside your classic Land Rover.

  • Tricky

    Dave , 3/4/2016 A bit tricky to get started but I did, finally. The pump gasket was too small and would not pump. The spare was too big and I had to put a radiator hose clamp around it to make it small enough to go into the pump chamber. After all that it did work well and I was over all pleased with the stove.
  • Using old time kerosene camping stoves

    Hal Pratt, 3/4/2016 I got one of each; a small one and a large one. For those of you who are not familiar with this type of stove these are really old, but well proven and tested technology. They are not as easy to use as modern butane or propane stoves, BUT they put out a lot more heat and they burn kerosene which is a plus if you're on an extended camp out or outside the US. Five gallons of kerosene, or as it's sometimes called "paraffin", will last a long long time even in very cold weather. CAUTION: Burning anything but kerosene in this type of stove, unless it is well below zero is suicidal. Don't even consider it. Occasionally you may find references in old literature about burning gasoline in them, but ignore's very dangerous. Pay attention to the directions that come with the stove. These kinds of stoves are based on buning vaporized kerosene, which is why you have to light it with an alcohol flame in the burner tray. The vaporizing loops have to get hot enough to make the kerosene vaporize and ignite. This also requires that you build up a little pressure, using the included and installed pressure pump. This pump requires a little maintenance before you use the stove. Be sure and soak the "leathers" on fuel (kerosene) for a few hours (i like to soak for 24 hours) before I plan to use the stove. This causes the leather to expand and form a good seal with the pump tube. You don't need a great deal of pressure to force the kerosene into the vaporization tubes. A little positive pressure applied fairly frequently is better than attempting to pump to a high pressure. Please remember, this is old technology and it may require to fiddle and fit a few things to make it work the way you want it to. One final suggestion...learn to use the stove before you go camping. Trying to set it up and use it for the first time when it's dark, when it's snowing and you're tired, is a sure fire recipe for failure. One final caution: Do not polish the stove. Certain brass polishes will cause the soldered joints to come loose and leak like a sieve.
  • My Apology..!

    ZACHARY e. Mohrmann, 2/2/2016 I want to be fare, as I wrote a very bad review, and it is not the fault of Garrett Wade...! I was very upset as I thought not only about it's ability of cooking meals while out on the road doing my fishing trips, But would also have looked nice in my custom tear drop trailer.. It is the manufacturer's poor quality control in which is to blame...! The one stove would not build pressure at all, and the other could not maintain a flame , I suspect a problem with it's needle valve... I apologize to Garrett Wade for my previous review, but we were just going to leave my son, and I to take my grandson fishing, and had promised to cook up our catch while fishing the nite through, and there is no way to let a child down as to tell him the new stove won't work so we will have to eat out instead, when he was looking so forward to this fishing excursion...! Sorry...!

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for following up on your previous review on the stove. No need to apologize, we completely understand how you feel. Our directions cover startup & operation, and has some troubleshooting tips, but we'll take another look to see how we can further clarify. However, as you mentioned, if your stove does have a manufacturing flaw, we will replace it. Please send it back, we’ll send you a direct message to sort out the return details.
  • Tricky to get stove started and mystery about the poor fit of the pump gasket

    Bev E, 1/7/2016 The PDF instructions are an important supplement to the video so don't miss them on this website (I did at first). It was hard to get the hang of starting this stove. Make sure you use the wrench to snug (not too tight) down the burner onto the tank. Make sure you use a wind shield that wraps at least 3 sides. Without it, even in calm air, the alcohol flame flaps around and you really want it to go straight up into the loops of burner tubes to heat them properly. A better video is here: (Startup Optimus/Prabath No.1 ( Kooktoestel op Olie) in Hd720) (by Bert Heideveld, in the Netherlands, on May 8, 2013, he misspells the burner brand, it is not Prabath, but Prabhat). Nobody seems to address the fact that the pump gasket, a cup-shaped item on the end of the pump shaft, fits very loosely in the bore of the pump chamber. I think it's supposed to fit snugly so you get some pumping action, but even the extra replacement gasket provided with the stove is the same shape. So.... what's up with that? The PDF file Garrett Wade provides on the website says to soak it in kerosene to soften it, but if that means the gasket will open up and spread to fill the bore of the pump chamber then SAY so. At first examination it looks like a poorly executed part. In spite of not having done the soaking and after watching the video from Mr. Heideveld I was able to get the stove started. I DID apply some 3-in-1 oil (SAE 20) to the pump gasket as directed by the instructions that came in the box with the stove. That seemed to provide enough of an "air seal" on the pump gasket to get some pressure into the tank. I will see if the pump gasket fit improves after soaking. My biggest complaint about this product is a lack of instruction about the pump gasket - it's either SUPPOSED to be snug in the bore of the pump chamber and here's what you do to get it that way, or, it's NOT SUPPOSED to be snug in the bore of the pump chamber and it'll work just fine just like it is, rattling around in the pump shaft. I am accustomed to feeling back pressure when pumping a Coleman camp stove and I don't get any of that feeling of back pressure when I'm pumping this. I've wasted a lot of time searching the internet for some guidance on this pump gasket business. There are some discussions that say the gasket provided is worthless and you need to order a replacement from some Swiss company. In spite of all that, I was able to muddle my way through (based on Mr Heideveld's video) and get the stove started.
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