Where can I buy a choofer ?

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 01:20
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A choofer made from a 9kg gs bottle.

Please, don't bother telling me how easy they are to make. I want to buy one.

I have used a Little Wombat. It is great for cooking, but the double skin sides do not radiate heat.

Thanks,

Willie.
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Reply By: Condinup - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 01:58

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 01:58
Hi Willie,

If you are talking about a real choofer then you can buy them from Atom Supply in Perth.
They are referred to as a Demon oil heater from memory. Will run on all sorts, diesel, kero, sump oil etc.
Serious heater but may be difficult to transport
Maybe $600 again from memory

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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 04:44

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 04:44
Hi Mg,

I did not know there was a 'real' choofer. The one I want is just a small firepit on a stand. It burns wood and seems to be very popular with caravaners as it uses only small amounts of wood, does not leave a big burnt patch. Is safer than a fire and radiates nice controlled heat.

cheers,

Willie
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 04:42

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 04:42
Willie, choofers made from a 9kg gas bottle are almost always homemade, so finding one ready to buy, off the shelf, so to speak, will be difficult.

It may be a lot easier to get one of these:
http://www.drifta.com.au/snow-peak/
and they fold flat for transport.

There are a couple of different sizes available along with a few optional accessories.

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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 07:06

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 07:06
Hi Stephen,

Are you on the road somewhere beautiful ? We are in Broome and leave for Quandong in the morning.

That foldup fire pit is interesting, but I am a bit of a traditionalist and want a gas bottle jobby. I think I will have to commission a builder.

I do like those super heavy duty tent pegs though. I am going to order some large ones to tie down my awning.

Thanks,

Willie.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 07:49

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 07:49
Hullo Willie,

no we are stuck at home in Mandurah this winter, unfortunately, but still with someone beautiful.

I like the gas bottle choofer too but I just can't justify the awkwardness of carrying one around. If I eventually get one, it will be that Snow Peak flat pack from Drifta. By the way, choofers quite often come up for sale on the Caravanners Forum (Caravanners Forum). It might be worth putting your request on there. I've seen posts about people who make them and sell them, and even do that while travelling.

Happy travels, I'm sure our paths will cross at some stage.
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Reply By: GoSeeAus - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 02:02

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 02:02
Willie,
Try this site http://www.hoffproducts.com.

They make a good stove come cooker that is similar to what you are talking about.

Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Willie - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 08:19

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 08:19
Hi John,

That's getting close. It has holes in the bottom though. Hot coals can drop out . Not good for caravan parks. I have asked them if they will do one without the holes.

Thanks a lot for the info,,

Willie.
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 03:27

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 03:27
My vote goes to the Snow Peak Fire Pit sold by Drifta.com. Made in Japan, all stainless (does not rust or go black and sooty) Folds flat into a heavy duty canvas bag and has a stainless steel mesh grid for the BBQ - not the great Australian fry pan (solid plate) so loved by many who cook outdoors. The BBQ can raise/lower through three heat ranges.

I have a mate with one - and its on my shopping list.

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Reply By: MarkB - Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 04:28

Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 04:28
Hi Willie

We spoke to you in Carnarvon CP. We bought the Snow Peak to take with us to WA. It worked a treat! Great to cook on with the camp oven or straight on the grill mesh or with a frypan on the mesh. The best part is after you have cooked - lift off the mesh and stoke the fire up! It was a big enough fire for 5 of us travelling together to sit around and enjoy. This was a feature we didn't expect over a choofa.

We are very impressed with the quality of the Snow Peak. It folds flat and easily stored. Like the choofa's , you only need small pieces of wood for a fire.

Did you get to camp at Red Bluff?

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Follow Up By: Willie - Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 09:32

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 09:32
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the Snow Peak report.

Yes, we did get to Red Bluff for a few days. After that we went further North again and stayed for a few days at Three Mile Camp. No fish at either place. The fishing has been absolutely crap, all the way up the coast.

We are in the Kimberly at present and start heading home to Sydney in a week.

Cheers

Willie.

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Reply By: BriNor - Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 22:59

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 22:59
Hi Willie,

We are using a different burner made by Bennett Steel in Wauchope, central NSW. It is called an Easy Burn and works very well, packs flat and quite inexpensive. Here is a link to their Web Site. http://www.bennettsteel.com.au/node/76

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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 23:21

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 23:21
Brian,
That is a beauty. I think that will be the one to get.
Thanks a lot,
Willie.
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