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Ledmark Aluminum Alcohol Cookset

This is a Chinese knockoff of the Optimus stove of yesteryear. The dry weight is about 1.25lbs. The burner holds about 3.5oz of fuel. The aluminum is a soft alloy and has a clear anodize finish.

The burner is dimensionally identical to the Trangia (don't confuse the Trangia with the Swedish military SVEA burner - they're different - see http://mysite.verizon.net/restoq6v/id6.html for more information). The burner does not have a simmer ring, but you can (and probably should) use the Trangia simmer-ring.

Note: without a simmer-ring, which can be used as a snuffer, you'll likely destroy the seal in the burner cap using it as a snuffer.

The following pictures will give you some vital stats. This Youtube video will show it in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6W88LECtcc

Judgement call on my part - save your money. I think the following two videos show better setups.

Sterno stove with alcohol burner - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNXR0JG7Pmk

Backpacking Trangia setup - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHYLXp562-Y

Dry weight of complete Ledmark cookset

Ledmark burner dry weight

Ledmark burner wet weight

Trangia burner dry weight

Trangia burner wet weight

Trangia simmer-ring weight

Trangia and Ledmark burners end to end for comparison




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