Saturday, July 3, 2010

Stove leveling

Believe it or not, one of the most overlooked aspects of using a camp stove is the stove leveling process. Most people simply plop down their stove and think they are good to go. Nope, Little Buckaroo, yer not! The stove must be leveled to work properly, from both a mechanical and a cooking perspective. Propane will not distribute evenly in an unlevel stove. Likewise, the liquid in your cook pots and skillets will all run to one side on an unlevel stove. Just take a few moments to level the stove and it will work perfectly and you can cook evenly.

Buy a small bubble level. Attach it with brads to a small block of wood. Place the level on the stove grate. Use carpenter shims to level the stove. It's that simple and you will be amazed at the difference it makes! It took me years to finally realize the vital importance of leveling a stove. Now, I simply can't imagine doing it any other way!

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