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The Turbo II-D arrived today in good order. Thanks much for the sale pricing; hope you did well with these over the Holidays. It’s fun to see how this has evolved from the first run of stoves. I’ve astounded a lot of backpackers with the little Micro and its ability to get a couple of cups of water boiling on a minimal amount of alcohol. By comparison, this is almost
a car-camping stove.
I’m going to try using it with the Outback Oven (not an ultralight item) to see if I can actually bake with it set on the minimum simmer. Most of this requires about 40-45 minutes of baking time, but the efficiency of the oven is such that it really doesn’t need a lot of additional heat input once it’s up to temperature. The real test, of course, will be to see if the stove can keep going that long. The results of the first few trips with the OutbackOven were good enough (brownies, foccacia bread, etc.) that the heavy packers I travel with have volunteered to cart the thing along if I’ll do the cooking with it. That works!