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Primus Himalaya Multi-Fuel Stoves Review

Primus Himalaya Multi-Fuel


Description
The ultimate expedition stove for unlimited use year round. The patented Primus design is able to withstand the harshest conditions and runs on all fuel types, even those found in only the remotest parts of the world. In addition to LP-gas canisters, it runs on white gas, gasoline (petrol), kerosene, and other similar petroleum fuels including diesel.


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Weight
16.6oz


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Review Date
February 11, 2012

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Garrett ,  Backpacker

Summary:
Great stove. Had it for about a decade. Really loud, but extremely versatile! I have this and a newer MSR Whisperlite Intl. I tend to lean toward the Primus still. I mean, it burns diesel. I'll probably never burn diesel, but good to know if in a pinch of any sort. Now, I just need the cleaning tool? Any ideas on how to get one?

Similar Products Used:
MSR Whisperlite Intl.


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Review Date
April 24, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: macmanos ,  Backpacker

Summary:
Very nice burner strong and stable. My small problem however is that the metal triangle in the center that creates the flame backpressure, every time that I light the apparatus it dilates and snaps out of place. A little instant push puts it right back in place. But the whole process is a bit frustrating and I wonder how can I fix this(bend the metal strip). Otherwise it is a must buying.


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Review Date
November 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: cooler ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
This review is for Omni Fuel. This stove is simple, yet well designed, and rugged. The pump is made of aluminium billet, and heavy-duty. Flip to one side, it bleeds the line, and the other side up, and supplies the fuel. The burner construction is simple and makes it so easy to prime. Just open up the valve for a few seconds, shut off, ignite, then open it back up after 20 seconds or so.

The stove comes with three different sizes of jets for the gas canister, white gas, and kerosene. The included multi-tool allows of all manner of maintenance on the trail. A fuel bottle (1 liter) is also included.

The fire power of the stove is impressive. Depending on fuel type and weather conditions, a liter will come to a rolling boil in 5-8 minutes.

If you do not mind the stiff price, its performance will easily justify the expense. Absolutely reliable and very convenient. Only you must put a plate under the stove, if you want to use it on a sandy beach (or in the snow)--otherwise, the legs will sink into the sand. I see no other points to detract.

I have not tried it at extreme altitudes or in severe weather conditions, but I have no doubt that it will carry the day.

Customer Service:
One of the jets was machined wrong, and it would leak an orange flame. I ordered a new one, and they sent one at no charge. Only they sent a wrong one. I called again, and they sent a set of all three jets, at no charge. Cool.

Similar Products Used:
Primus Easy Fuel (for gas canister only).


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Review Date
October 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: SSTGuy ,  Backpacker , from Cincinnata

Summary:
This review is for a OMNI FUEL STOVE not the Multi fuel This is an awsome stove! Very happy with purchase and would advise for anyone looking for a good compact stove. I looked at a few other stoves, but this one rated much higher than MSR,Optimus etc. I owned a Coleman Exponent before this and the plastic level on the exponent melt so I got the Omni.
If you get this stove make sure that you disassemble the jet with the fuel control on the base, and clean out all the shavings from drilling during assembly. This is a must or it will not work properly. I used a Q-tip and blew it out with air. It boils water fast and you use what ever fuel you can find.

Customer Service:
Have not used

Similar Products Used:
Coleman Exponent( would not recommend)


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Review Date
August 27, 2002

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Brian ,  Backpacker

Summary:
I bought it on sale before heading out for 8 months in central and south america. We used it a ton everywhere from sea level tropical beaches to 16000' in the Bolivian Andes and it performed like a rock star. We burned exclusively auto petrol (sometimes leaded when it was all that was available) which was mostly what was available. Never had any problems other than an ocasional need for a cleaning, which is to be expected with all the additives in petrol. An all around great stove, my fav by far of the three different brands I've owned. Loud as all hell though!


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