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[pct-l] More MSR

Hi Svein,

My partner and I have had the same positive experience of the 
Whisperlight. The only time it clogged was on a trip to Mt St Helens, 
when the dust got into everything, including the stove. Still: it 
could be disassembled, cleaned and assembled easily enough (although 
not be me...).


>I'm surprised by all the negative MSR comments. Bought
>a XGK almost 20 years ago - and never liked it much.
>But not because it wasn't working. It was just too
>noisy, not very user-friendly and hard to pack.
>In 96 I decided to leave my XGK at home and go for a
>buthane stove on an AT thruhike. Worked fine but
>couldn't get fuel for it - and pretty expensive fuel
>when I found it. And even though the stove was very
>packable and fairly light I ended up carrying an
>almost empty canister and a full one several times. 
>Switched to a Whisperlite International in Hot Springs
>and never regrettd it. The good points:
>* Used for at least 300 suppers since 96 (AT, PCT etc)
>* Never done anything to maintain it except shake it
>* Works great on white gas, ok on unleaded
>* Lightest multifuel I've found (people on this list
>should appreciate this).
>* Fits inside a 1.3 liter Evernew pot
>* Only multifuel stove that burns fairly silent
>So, what could be improved? Simmer would be nice, but
>I certainly wouldn't want MSR to make it heavier with
>a metal pump. I'd want them to make an ultralight
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Jan Heideveld & Saskia Daru