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#1606715 - 08/14/07 04:48 PM Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves
hmt Offline
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Registered: 08/18/06
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Loc: Idaho
Does anyone have experience with either/both of the Kifaru and Ti-Goat Stoves and can comment on the pluses and minuses of each?

I am just starting to research them and havent decided on the size of stove I want yet ...

Is one particularly easier to assemble and take down in the field than the other?

Is one "tougher" than the other?

Is one generally more airtight than the other?

Thanks for any insight ...

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#1609328 - 08/15/07 05:29 PM Re: Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves [Re: hmt]
ol_mike Offline
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Registered: 10/17/06
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hmt ,

I have the titanium goat cylinder stove but have yet to fire it.

It sets up ok basically from what i see -the more compact the more set-up time.

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#1609676 - 08/15/07 07:12 PM Re: Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves [Re: ol_mike]
ken999 Offline
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hmt- I've got two Kifaru's...the large and the small...I've only got a few fires through the small, but the large has been burned upwards of 50x with no signs of wear at all. I'll bet that both will outlast me and I'm only 35.

The Kifaru's are not airtight and need to be fed regularly...every 10-15 min's or so for the small and 20-25 for the large...if you need to boil water, a steady supply of finger sized or smaller wood does the trick.


Edited by ken999 (08/15/07 07:14 PM)

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#1613378 - 08/17/07 01:07 PM Re: Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves [Re: ken999]
Mannlicher Offline
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The Kifaru stoves seem to be very, very expensive. What benefit do they provide that would offset the extremly high price?


Edited by Mannlicher (08/17/07 01:07 PM)
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#1613567 - 08/17/07 02:36 PM Re: Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves [Re: Mannlicher]
30mike06 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/06
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Between my bud and I we have a (Kifaru) 4 man with small stove and an 8 man with large stove, Mannlicher: the benifites are durability, weight, and packability.
MIke

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#1618162 - 08/19/07 02:20 PM Re: Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves [Re: 30mike06]
5x5 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
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The kifaru stoves are less than the comparable Ti Goat stove. If you were comparing to a regular wood stove for a tent it would be bulk and weight. -Ian

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#1618813 - 08/19/07 07:06 PM Re: Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves [Re: 5x5]
ken999 Offline
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My Kifaru's never really seemed expensive when I've been sitting around poking wood to them in my tee-shirt while it was 0 out...

Beats cold camping.

What are you comparing the Kifaru's to Mannlicher?

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#1628277 - 08/23/07 06:44 PM Re: Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves [Re: ken999]
hmt Offline
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Registered: 08/18/06
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Loc: Idaho
Does anyone have experience with assembling any of the Kifaru or Ti-Goat stoves?

Is it a 3 minute ordeal, 10 minute or 30 minutes of lost screws???

Thanks for everyone's thoughts so far ... good stuff ...

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#1629118 - 08/24/07 07:55 AM Re: Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves [Re: hmt]
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I've set up large and small Kifaru stoves and the Ti goat cylinder. The first time is a little tough to get the stove pipe to curl smoothly without bending, expecially the smaller diameter Ti pipe on the goat stove. Once it's been burned in, your good to go in about five with all of them.
Don

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#1630387 - 08/24/07 07:09 PM Re: Kifaru vs. Ti-Goat Stoves [Re: docdb]
hmt Offline
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Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 329
Loc: Idaho
Thanks Doc ... I have been really curious about the "fiddle factor" ...

I think I might start with the Ti Cylinder Stove ... but get it in the extended version like that mentioned by one of the other members on the board ... the screen name escapes me at the moment ...

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