Over at the Paleotool blog, they have this picture: An old Svea 123 stove, which they apparently still make
Wow. There's a flashback, and not necessarily a good one.
It is essentially a brass fuel tank and a burner; a Molotov Cocktail with a valve. And it comes in one of my favorite colors, shiny brass.
Yep. I loved the size and look of my Svea 123 - right up the point it shot a flame straight pass my face almost taking me out.
The next month in the woods was all raw food and campfire cooking, which can be hard after walking 20 miles a day in snow in winter.
When you are burning 9,000 calories a day, a stove explosion can end up stripping calories off you fast, which can do a very bad number on your head.
So yeah, I remember the Svea 123. It's a mixed memory.