KOVEA Booster+1 – dual-fuel expedition stove

£140.00

Powerful & Flexible Performance

  • Powerful, light, compact, robust expedition stove for prolonged snow melting in extreme conditions down to -40 degrees C, and colder
  • Max power output: 12,719 BTU (white gas) 7,319 BTU (Iso-butane) making it one of the most powerful dual-fuel stoves available.
  • In less harsh conditions, or shorted expeditions, easily switches to standard screw thread iso-butane gas canistera with no need to change the nozzle
  • Very fine low flame control for fuel efficient snow melting and gourmet cooking

Tough Construction

  • Very strong, precision cast stainless steel construction
  • Optimised for white gas (Coleman fuel) but also runs on diesel, unleaded petrol and kerosene (though more frequent cleaning is required with these dirtier fuels)
  • Field maintainable; comes complete with lightweight aluminium fuel pump, tool kit, pricker, oil, spare o-rings, spare nozzle and lightweight compact carry case.
  • Stove, pump, fuel-line and regulator manufactured at KOVEA’s high technology facility in South Korea.
  • Fuel bottle manufactured in western Europe by the only precision manufacturer (from a global search) which could meet KOVEA’s exacting quality and safety standards.

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Description

Powerful & Flexible Performance

  • The KOVEA Booster+1 dual-fuel expedition stove is light, compact, robust stove for prolonged snow melting in extreme conditions down to -40 degrees C, and colder
  • “Dual Fuel” means that it can run on
    • liquid fuel (ideally white gasoline like Coleman fuel), and;
    • standard screw thread isobutane gas canisters
    • with KOVEA adapters, (not included) it can also run on pure butane cartridges, 1lb pure propane bottles, “Click”-type camping gas canisters, and puncture-type canisters
  • Max power output: 12,719 BTU (white gas) 7,319 BTU (Iso-butane) making it one of the most powerful dual-fuel stoves available.
  • In less harsh conditions, or shorted expeditions, easily switches to standard screw thread iso-butane canister gas with no need to change the nozzle
  • Very fine low flame control for fuel efficient snow melting and gourmet cooking

Tough Construction

  • Very strong, precision cast stainless steel construction
  • Optimised for white gas (Coleman fuel) but also runs on diesel, unleaded petrol and kerosene (though more frequent cleaning is required with these dirtier fuels)
  • Field maintainable; comes complete with lightweight aluminium fuel pump, tool kit, pricker, oil, spare o-rings, spare nozzle and lightweight compact carry case.
  • Stove, pump, fuel-line and regulator manufactured at KOVEA’s high technology facility in South Korea.
  • Fuel bottle manufactured in western Europe by the only precision manufacturer (from a global search) which could meet KOVEA’s exacting quality and safety standards.

Expedition Usage

  • 1-6 man extreme expeditions, group hiking, trekking, snow melting, cooking
  • Currently being tested for use as the main snow melting stove in a solo self supported expedition to the South Pole by The Antarctic Aruban
  • Chosen by the “SlowRider” for their on-going overland motorbike expedition from Switzerland to South Africa and back
  • Chosen by Dr Mark Hines for the first ever solo unsupported attempt on the 1000 mile Yukon Quest trail on foot
  • 2014 & 2012 Used as the main stove for the extreme kitesurfing expedition to ascend Mount Blackburn, Alaska where the team relied on the Booster+1 to melt snow for every drop of water.
  • Used in the Karakorums on several first ascents
  • (Also popular with carp fishermen for long nights by the water in cold temperatures)
  • Previously marketed at Markill Phoenix Multifuel Stove

 

KOVEA Booster+1 snow melting setup
KOVEA Booster+1 snow melting setup

 

KOVEA Booster+1
KOVEA Booster+1 running off unleaded gasoline in Botswana (Copyright: Slow Riders).

 

KOVEA Booster+1 snow melting setup
Melting snow near Chain Lakes on the Yukon Quest trail (M.Hines)

 

KOVEA Booster+1 used for a ski mountaineering expedition in Alaska (S.Amman)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stove Maintenance in the field

The KOVEA Booster+1 dual-fuel expedition stove comes with a spare parts and maintenance kit including a special maintenance tool, spare “O” rings, replacement nozzle and a tube of maintenance grease. Instructions for usage are included. In addition, we have made a couple of short videos to show how to clean the generator tube, and flush out the valve.

  • Cleaning the Generator Tube: after running your KOVEA Booster+1 on dirty fuels like paraffin and unleaded petrol/gasolene etc, residue builds up inside the generator tube. This will eventually impair stove performance. Residue can be cleaned easily by removing the cable inside the tube, wiping clean, and replacing. (It takes less than 2 minutes.) See Stove Maintenance page for video.
  • Cleaning the Fuel Valve: If the stove doesn’t light properly, it may have an obstruction in the fuel valve. Here is how to flush out any obstruction with fuel. It takes a minute or two. (Important: Please be sure to do this away from any source of ignition): See Stove Maintenance page for video.

For a useful article about stove fuel availability around the world, check this great article from MSR:  Fuels Around the World: Finding Stove Fuel in a Foreign Country

A range of spare parts are available for the KOVEA Booster+1 to enable you to exercise your “right to repair”

Right to Repair

Additional information

Weight 1000 g
Dimensions 40 × 25 × 15 mm
Brand

KOVEA

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