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Phoebus "mountaineer"

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 7:05 pm
by ConnieD
Lovely stove, with much character: the Phoebus on top of it's carry tin in the photo.

http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthr ... 098&page=8

This is the first I have seen one since, I started mountclimbing. All the older mountaineers all had this Phoebus, a nice little backpacking stove. (We all called ourselves "mountaineers" in those days, because there is more to mountainclimbing than only climbing the mountain.)

It is a great stove!

My first stove was the Svea 123 only because this model Phoebus was no longer sold and no one would part with their Phoebus.

But I made "good memories" with the Svea 123.

Re: Phoebus "mountaineer"

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:11 pm
by zelph
(We all called ourselves "mountaineers" in those days, because there is more to mountain climbing than only climbing the mountain.)

What else is there to know, camping 101? :D

Is the Phoebus made by Svea?

Re: Phoebus "mountaineer"

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:13 pm
by Ridgerunner
They come up on ebay periodically; Phoebus 625 and 725. You can figure $75 and up. Its been on a short wish list but the pockets are never quite that deep. Oops has several Phoebus stoves, I believe. I'm not sure about SVEA being the maker.

Re: Phoebus "mountaineer"

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 2:16 pm
by zelph
Oops has at least one of everything :mrgreen:

The trash burn barrel at the back of his yard is made by Svea :DBfire:

Re: Phoebus "mountaineer"

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 4:39 pm
by Ridgerunner
The trash burn barrel at the back of his yard is made by Svea


No kidding :o I could have sworn it was an Optimus/Primus burn barrel.....my mistake, thanks for the correction! :lol: :lol:

Re: Phoebus "mountaineer"

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 8:26 pm
by DarenN
Ridgerunner wrote:
The trash burn barrel at the back of his yard is made by Svea


No kidding :o I could have sworn it was an Optimus/Primus burn barrel.....my mistake, thanks for the correction! :lol: :lol:


you're both right! :mrgreen:
the modern SVEA is made by Optimus. :lol:

Re: Phoebus "mountaineer"

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 6:07 am
by Ridgerunner
DarenN wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote:
The trash burn barrel at the back of his yard is made by Svea


No kidding :o I could have sworn it was an Optimus/Primus burn barrel.....my mistake, thanks for the correction! :lol: :lol:


you're both right! :mrgreen:
the modern SVEA is made by Optimus. :lol:


Which must also be affiliated with Primus. I have a stove like the one on the far right of the link Connie posted and it has a Primus decal on the front. I noticed there was a decal underneath the primus so I carefully started peeling it back to discover a Optimus decal :o :lol: