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mini backpack camping stove - propane

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Sep 30, 2011
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mini backpack camping stove - propane

I need a mini stove for camping, those that screw on top of the canister.
I already have propane canister, it is a better fuel for low temperature, so want to stick to propane rather than butane
But my question is why those propane stove doesn't come with piezzo-igniter, where a lot of butane stove I saw have a igniter equipped. why is that?
my two burner bbq and mini bbq certainly come with igniter how come those mini stove cannot, having to remember to bring lighter is not a minimalism approach.
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Jan 9, 2011
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Backpacking stoves are light on frills and weight. Peizo igniters add a lot more weight and bulk than a pack of matches, which is what I have always used to light my portable stoves. If low temperature use is important, you might consider getting a white gas stove instead, which is the best for that, and the fuel takes up less space and weight than propane canisters.
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Sep 1, 2005
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Ever see these. No igniter but cool and super light and cheap

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