/ Dirt cheap gear at Wilkinsons

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wilkie14c - on 25 Feb 2013
Popped in today for some decorating bits and saw they have the annual camping gear in again. Saw this:
http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/camping/wilko-stove-compact/invt/0299806/
Had a little look see while I was there, for 9 quid it isn't bad, not pocket rocket quality but a light and compact little burner that'll last a year easily. If anyone like me doesn't have a local gear shop <therefore has to stock up on gas when out and about as it can't be sent through the post> Wilkies also have the 250 size screw in canisters at 2 for 6 quid.
winhill - on 25 Feb 2013
The Ex-Engineer - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to blanchie14c: The stove is a generic design manufactured in the Far East.

Numerous companies/retailers sell virtually identical versions, including Vango who add some orange anodising and sell them as their 'Compact Stove' for 15 - http://www.vango.co.uk/gas-stoves/compact-gas-stove.html

I've been using one for a couple of years and they work fine.
wilkie14c - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to The Ex-Engineer:
I got a clone off ebay from china that is like the spider - low to the ground so stable, pre-heat tube and remote canister. Cost about 20 quid and its great
MGC on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to blanchie14c:

Got one a few years ago for my lightweight camping pack and its great no problems .



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Carolyn - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to blanchie14c:
> Wilkies also have the 250 size screw in canisters at 2 for 6 quid.

Ah, that's good to know, might mean I don't need to try and park in Keswick....!

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