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Kovea LPG Adapter (VA-AD-0701)

Kovea LPG Adapter (VA-AD-0701) $25

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The Kovea LPG Adapter has a Coleman propane input and a Lindal Valve output, enabling a Lindal Valve stove to run on Coleman propane canisters. The LPG Adapter simply threads onto the Coleman canister and your stove or stove's input end threads onto the LPG Adapter. The Lindal Valve output rests closed, i.e., gas does not spew out if a stove is not threaded on. A regulator on the side is adjustable for different stoves or altitudes, but every stove tested here worked just fine with good output with the regulator set at minimum. (Shown for illustration purposes with a Coleman canister, which is sold separately.)

Kovea CB Adapter (KA-2105)

Kovea CB Adapter (KA-N9504) $9

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The Kovea CB Adapter features a CB-type input and a Lindal Valve output, enabling a Lindal Valve stove to run on CB canisters. The CB adapter twist-locks onto the CB canister just like any other CB device and your stove or stove's input end threads onto the CB Adapter. The Lindal Valve output rests closed, i.e., gas does not spew out if a stove is not threaded on. (Shown for illustration purposes with a CB canister, which is sold separately.)

Kovea 2 Way Adapter (KA-N9504)

Kovea 2 Way Adapter (KA-2105) $20

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The Kovea 2 Way Adapter features a single Lindal Valve input and two Lindal Valve outputs, enabling two Lindal Valve stoves to run on a single Lindal Valve canister like the PRIMUS PowerGas, Snow Peak GigaPower, and numerous other canisters from other manufacturers. The 2 Way Adapter threads onto your gas canister's Lindal Valve. The 2 Way Adapter's two Lindal Valve outputs rest closed, i.e., gas does not spew out if a stove is not threaded on. (Shown for illustration purposes with a Snow Peak GigaPower canister, which is sold separately.)

 

 

PRIMUS PowerGas 450G and 220G Snow Peak GigaPower 250G and 110G

Lindal Valve canisters are by far the most common type of gas canisters for lightweight camping equipment. Scan what is available for camping equipment and you will see that the vast majority of stoves, lanterns, and accessories run on Lindal Valve canisters like the PRIMUS PowerGas or Snow Peak GigaPower canisters. Dozens of different companies sell the identical fuel canisters under different brand names.

Coleman Propane Canister

But not all stoves run on Lindal Valve canisters. The Coleman propane system is used widely in America and the canisters are available almost everywhere.

Coleman Propane Canister

Stoves running on the Coleman system work just fine and can produce beautiful and delicious camp meals if you have the skills. Photo by Sinuhe Xavier.

Ching Chong Stove

Tabletop stoves that run on CB canisters also make great camp stoves. These stoves are very commonly used in Korean and Japanese homes for dishes like stews, sukiyaki, and shabu-shabu that are cooked at the dining table rather than in the kitchen. Don't think these CB stoves won't do the job for field cooking because they sell for cheap in Asian markets or because they lack the "Overlander Lifestyle Certified" markings on the sides. These are excellent stoves and have cooked countless tabletop meals in Korea and Japan for decades. Photo by Chris Snell.

Kovea Gas Adapters

Kovea adapters let you tap into those two common systems and greatly enhance the flexibility of your Lindal Valve stoves. Even if you have chosen wisely and everything you own operates from Lindal Valve canisters, it is very worthwhile to keep these adapters in your field kitchen in case you run out of fuel and have to borrow or scrounge up another fuel source. Think of different scenarios in which these adapters will save the trip. Many ideas will occur to you.

Kovea LPG Adapter (VA-AD-0701)

The Kovea LPG Adapter will let you run your Lindal Valve stoves off Coleman propane canisters. These canisters are widely available in America and cheap. Most hardware stores and local markets in rural America do not sell Lindal Valve canisters but do sell Coleman canisters.

Kovea LPG Adapter (VA-AD-0701)

The Lindal Valve connection simply threads onto the LPG Adapter.

Kovea LPG Adapter (VA-AD-0701)

The LPG Adapter has a Coleman propane input,

Kovea LPG Adapter (VA-AD-0701)

and a Lindal Valve output. Both ends are threaded and the Lindal Valve rests closed, i.e., gas does not spew out if a stove is not threaded on. The Lindal Valve opens when a Lindal Valve device (like a stove's input) is threaded on and its plunger depresses and opens the Lindal Valve.

Kovea LPG Adapter (VA-AD-0701)

The side of the LPG Adapter features a regulator. By turning the small screw clockwise or counterclockwise with a small screwdriver, one can adjust the output of the adapter to suit the particular stove. The regulator is there because propane operates at different pressures than the butane or isobutane common in Lindal Valve canisters and a free flow of propane through the adapter could snuff out the stove or result in large puffs of flame rather than concentrated jets. Your mileage and altitude may vary, but every stove tested at the EE Shop with this adapter was perfectly happy and efficient when the regulator was set to full minimum (full clockwise turn of the screw).

Kovea CB Adapter (KA-2105)

The Kovea CB Adapter will let you run your Lindal Valve stoves off common and cheap CB cartridges.

CB Fuel Canisters

CB gas canisters are widely used in Korean and Japanese homes and sell for cheap at nearly all Asian markets. Your local Asian markets may have different prices, but the local Asian markets by the EE Shop sell the 250g CB canisters for only a buck each. These CB canisters are not cheap because they are inferior. Rather, they are cheap because they are used primarily for household use rather than recreational use, and thus consumers are willing to pay less for them. You know how powdered Gatorade sells for considerably more than powdered Kool-Aid? The same thing is going on here with the gas canisters.

Kovea CB Adapter (KA-2105)

The Kovea CB Adapter features a CB-type input,

Kovea CB Adapter (KA-2105)

and a Lindal Valve output. The Lindal Valve rests closed, i.e., gas does not spew out if a stove is not threaded on. The Lindal Valve opens when a Lindal Valve device (like a stove's input) is threaded on and its plunger depresses and opens the Lindal Valve.

Kovea CB Adapter (KA-2105)

The CB Adapter twist-locks onto the CB canister just like any other CB device. There is no regulator on the CB Adapter because CB canisters are filled with butane. It's plug and play.

Snow Peak GigaPower 2 Way Torch (GT-100)

The Kovea CB Adapter is nearly identical to the CB adapter that comes standard with the Snow Peak GigaPower 2 Way Torch.

Snow Peak GigaPower 2 Way Torch Adapter

Just like the Snow Peak adapter, the Kovea adapter will work with other Lindal Valve devices like Lindal Valve lanterns.

Snow Peak GigaPower Plate Burner Li aka Baja Burner

To illustrate how much more flexible the Kovea adapters will make your Lindal Valve stove, take the Snow Peak GigaPower Plate Burner Li (aka Baja Burner) as an example. The Baja Burner runs on Lindal valve canisters like the Snow Peak GigaPower. What happens if you didn't plan correctly and you run out? Or what if you did plan correctly but a friend borrowed some fuel from you because he didn't plan correctly? Or what if you want the Baja Burner to go with your Snow Peak Iron Grill Table set-up, but want to run it on a different fuel source? Or what if your neighbor wants to borrow your stove for a backyard meal, but he runs Coleman canisters?

Snow Peak GigaPower Plate Burner Li aka Baja Burner With Snow Peak GigaPower Snow Peak GigaPower Plate Burner Li aka Baja Burner With Coleman Propane Canister Snow Peak GigaPower Plate Burner Li aka Baja Burner With CB Canister

The Kovea adapters will permit you to run your Baja Burner on Coleman canisters (found at nearly all local hardware stores) and CB canisters (found at nearly all Asian markets).

Primus OmniFuel Titanium Primus OmniFuel Titanium

You can get even crazier than that if you own a truly all-fuel stove like the PRIMUS OmniFuel, which works with liquid fuels such as LP gas, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, and even aviation fuel as well as Lindal Valve canisters. Lindal Valve threading means you can fit the Kovea adapters and run the OmniFuel on Coleman propane or CB canisters as well.

Kovea CB Adapter And LPG Adapter

The Kovea adapters convert these different fuel sources into Lindal Valve outputs that thread into your Lindal Valve stoves just like a Lindal Valve gas canister. Borrow or barter fuel from others. Scrounge local markets. With the Kovea adapters in your field kitchen, you will probably be able to find a fuel source for your stove if you ever run out.

Kovea 2 Way Adapter (KA-N9504)

The Kovea 2 Way Adapter permits two Lindal Valve stoves to run on a single Lindal Valve canister. The 2 Way Adapter is basically a splitter and allows you to create a very compact and light double burner. Two camp stoves like the PRIMUS OmniFuel powered by a single gas canister are a lot smaller and lighter than any dedicated double burner. Or, if you or someone in your party runs out of fuel, you can use the 2 Way Adapter to fuel two different stoves.

Kovea 2 Way Adapter (KA-N9504)

The 2 Way Adapter features a single Lindal Valve input,

Kovea 2 Way Adapter (KA-N9504)

and two Lindal Valve outputs. Both Lindal Valve outputs rotate with knurled knobs for easy threading and to prevent air lines from becoming twisted. Both Lindal Valve outputs rest closed, i.e., gas does not spew out if a stove is not threaded on. The Lindal Valves open when a Lindal Valve device (like a stove's input) is threaded on and its plunger depresses and opens the Lindal Valve.