Thanks to the Brunton Vapor AF Stove
About 8 years ago, Wolfmaan purchased a Brunton Optimus stove, it was quite expensive and we took it on only two 14 day trips in one year, and the stove caught fire into a huge fireball which blackened it badly.
We took it back to the store which sold it to us in St. Catharines, Ontario Canada and they gave me a free “rebuild” kit for the stove which we promptly installed including new seals and any parts that could have been burnt.
The next trip out it did the same thing, sputtered out after only 2 or 3 uses and engulfed itself in flames on a picnic table in Frontenac Provincial Park in Ontario Canada.
We decided out of frustration and safety to simply purchase a new stove from a different manufacturer. Over the years since 2000 we have heard several people stating that the particular stove caused problems and erupted into flames.
During my time working with Brock Outdoors, several of the other guides stated that Brunton has a no-questions-asked return policy. Box it up, and ship it back.
For my Bruce Trail Hike in June, I purchased a new MSR stove and decided that it was worth the few dollars shipping to send back the rusted, beat-up and seized stove to Brunton with a letter explaining the situation and see what happens.
Sure enough, after about a month, we receive a box from Brunton with a BRAND NEW* Vapor-AF stove!
I could not believe that Brunton made true on thier promise and replaced our old stove with a brand-spankin’ new stove complete with fuel bottle!
Big thanks go out to Brunton for their superior customer service with the stove!