Optimus 323 Pack Stove – Rebuild

Optimus_323_First_Burn

Roughly 6 months ago I bought an Optimus International 323 backpacking stove. I believe this is a stove from the 1970’s, however, I cannot find much information about it. The size is similar to the brown Coleman 400 stove from that same era. Not knowing much about it I figured it would be interesting to have a close look at this design. I studied the auction photos and it was clear that something was leaking as the plastic knobs were partially melted and was likely on fire Continue reading

Single-burner Stove Roundup – 2019

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Group of each model of the M-1942 stove made (except one) along with appropriate cooking/storage containers

Well, I’ve been collecting more stoves over the last few years. Mostly, I look for decent examples at a good price. One stove I paid a lot more than the others, while others were just parts and I needed to assemble them. All of the stoves Continue reading