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Markill Stormy Stoves Review

Markill Stormy


Description
· Stove/cookset combination · Uses several cartridge fuels


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Weight
1lb 9oz


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 15, 2010

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 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: poul ,  Climber

Summary:
WANTED a Stormy or just the windscreen.

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Review Date
July 23, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Arkady001 ,  Backpacker

Summary:
Military User - Aquired from a mate about 10 years ago (and he had owned it for at least that long as well) and still going strong. Although slightly bulky compared to newer designs, I still prefer this stove to others due to its enclosed design and the fact that it gives off a low light-signature - nothing to be done about the thermal signature but that can be said of all gas stoves.
I particularly like the fact that up to three meals from the Operational Ration Packs can be cooked simultaneously, meaning less fuel is used throughout the section.
The wire-bound rubber hose is now showing signs of perishing and will probably need replacing in the next year or so, but for a 20-ish year-old stove, I can accept that.
I have used this product in theatres ranging from Norway in winter, to Afghanistan and Iraq in mid-summer with no particular difficulties.
Highly reccomended.

Customer Service:
Not dealt direct.

Similar Products Used:
Various Gas and liquid fuel stoves


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Review Date
December 15, 2001

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 1 of 5

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1.80 of 5, 5.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Chris ,  Backpacker

Summary:
Kind of silly - this thing looks and acts like something out of a bad sci-fi movie. Doesn't burn hot, or run long. Poorly balanced, with a real chance of loosing your dinner if you don't watch it carefully.

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None


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Review Date
May 8, 2001

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 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: JVH ,  Backpacker , from Ontario, Canada

Summary:
You don't have to be a mountaineer to use one of these: most of my treks are on Eastern hills not much over 4-5,000 feet. I have set it up to use a Swede army alcohol burner--not the gas cartridge burners; I had a Bleuet 206 attached to this unit, but I found the gas cartridges don't work in extreme winter temps at lower altitudes...but the alcohol burner always works, even when WET. (I have also fitted a removeable internal tray to allow me to use Esbit solid fuel which works well, also, but it soots the pots--the alcohol doesn't and I only use it occasionally). I have made a base to steady the potset when not using the chains, and hang it from a low branch by its chains when the snow is too deep and there is no where to place it on the ground.

It is a clever design, with 2 "reversable" integrally designed pots, and a very effective windscreen. The whole kit is VERY light, and my burner, pot gripper, and windscreen packs inside the pots and is secured with the red locking band.

If you want a very lightweight pot/windscreen combo, this is worth a look.

Customer Service:
I have never dealt with Markill directly, but there is always stock on hand and I received a catalogue of VauDe's product (they market Markill).

Similar Products Used:
I've had many types of cookware and stoves, and it's a tough call to get something that is light and works in the cold and wind. A well-designed windscreen is a MUST with any stove. Markill's really works.


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Review Date
March 26, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Ken Hutchinson ,  Backpacker , from Gwynne,Alberta,Canada

Summary:
I actually have the Stormy Cookset, but use it with the Markhill Devil burner. (Although it will work with a number of cannister burners, Bluet etc). The Stormy is one of the best hanging stoves. This is nice to keep it out of the snow, and is very stable. The burner is totally protected, and heat is directed against the cookwear which nestles in the wind shield. This makes it extremely efficient and fast,regardless of wind/rain. Boils water way faster than dragonflies etc, especially when you consider start-up time. And it can simmer down to almost nothing because of the wind protection. The two pots, windshield, handle, and one fuel cannister nestle together into a really compact set. All together it is definately one of the best cookwear/stove combinations. Downside's are the pots don't come in teflon coated versions. And of course the butane/propane fuel is unreliable much below freezing. So even though it's really good, I'll still rely on my Trangia 25 for cold weather trips.

Similar Products Used:
Trangia 25 (still the best)
Himalaya stove (reliable,deafening)
Optimus 8R (super little stove)
Phoebus 725
To many others to mention,I own about 15 right now.


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