Primus EasyLight™ Lantern Review

Primus EasyLight™ Lantern Review

in Backpacking & Camping by Carl H. Martens

I’d like to start first with a brief background about Primus from their website’s “about page” below:

In 1892, Scandinavian inventors and adventures, Lindqvist and Svenson created the first soot-free, lightweight packable cook stove. They called it ‘Primus.’ Since that day, Primus has aided the triumph of adventurers and outdoorsmen across the globe. From the slopes of the Himalaya, to the deep arctic, to the undeveloped world, Primus has been everywhere. Where have you been?

If you backpack, you know the name Primus and chances are you associate them for their stoves.  Well, we have a review of the FireHole™ 300 coming soon, but this review is about one of their lanterns.  Although the company is probably best known for their stoves, I want to encourage you to give their lanterns an opportunity to impress…especially the Easylight because that is exactly what it will do…impress!

Primus Multi Fuel EX Stove Review

Primus Multi Fuel EX Stove Review

in Backpacking & Camping by Evan Faassen

The Primus Multi Fuel EX Stove is a squat little stove with the standard tripod set up. The stove is mostly handy in extreme situations or conditions. As the name suggest, this stove will burn all sorts of combustables; LP gas, gasoline/petrol, diesel and kerosene, even aviation fuel.  White gas works the best if you plan ahead.

We took this stove to the south shore of Lake Superior last fall. We built a crude rock shelter around it, and this Primus was able to withstand the 70 mph wind that was coming off the lake like a champ. the rock shelter we built was awesome by the way.  I should mention that in addition to our rock shelter we used the metal windshield in combination to combat the high powered winds, but we were pretty proud of that shelter…