Optimus 8R

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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:49 am

LaurieAnn wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote:Nice find LaurieAnn ! Welcome to the board ! I have a Russian clone to the 8R but have not seen that particular one. It looks brand new and untested :o I like the incorporated windscreen....sweet!
Collecting stoves is addicting and can get very expensive these days! :roll: Welcome to the stove collecting fraternity. Oops is our resident expert and can assist in most inquiries concerning old stoves ! ;)


The only marking I could find on it was "made in Taiwan". I paid $15 for it cause the guy didn't even know what it was. There was no price on it. I explained it to him and he said "just give me $15". I still haven't lit it. I'm thinking that I should probably do so in the backyard with an extinguisher handy - just in case. I read somewhere that these can become little fireballs. I'd never use it on a trip because it weighs a ton.


Make sure the nut is good and secure on the control valve. My Russian clone leaked there and I had to give it a 1/4 turn to solve the issue. Nice little stove for Base camp, car camping, and even kayaking. It uses Coleman fuel. My Russian model came with a tiny funnel and a glass :o eye dropper wrapped in tissue.
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby realityguy » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:41 pm

I'm back! :DB: LaurieAnn..As I mentioned before..If you need instructions for the 8R I have them in scans and can post them or send them in a PM if you need them...
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:04 pm

Great to have you back, Cuz. Did you get to try out your new hammock?
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby realityguy » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:23 pm

Check your PM..slept on my side,my back,45 degrees to either..kind of a cat-nap night :shock: ...
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby zelph » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:41 pm

realityguy wrote:Check your PM..slept on my side,my back,45 degrees to either..kind of a cat-nap night :shock: ...


That means you don't like it??????

Actually, you do like :D Your cat has trained you well :mrgreen:
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby realityguy » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:18 pm

I slept okay..just off and on..not used to having surf pounding alongside my bed..and other things that might interfere with a good night's sleep.
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby zelph » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:02 pm

realityguy wrote:I slept okay..just off and on..not used to having surf pounding alongside my bed..and other things that might interfere with a good night's sleep.


Do you find it more comfortable than sleeping on the ground?
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby LaurieAnn » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:23 pm

realityguy wrote:I'm back! :DB: LaurieAnn..As I mentioned before..If you need instructions for the 8R I have them in scans and can post them or send them in a PM if you need them...


that would be great - thanks... wouldn't want to blow myself up... hubby would have to resort to Backpacker's Pantry meals.. lol.

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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby Jyotsna579 » Fri May 24, 2019 7:34 am

Wow quite a unique design.


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