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[pct-l] Lucky Stove user of MSR
What the heck? Whipserlights DO NOT simmer unless YOU control the
height of your pot above the flame. I have a Whisperlight
Internationale that I bought in 96, and it's a jet engine at all times.
On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 08:45:58AM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org tried to make me believe:
> On 13 Feb 2002 at 23:13, Montedodge@aol.com wrote:
> > I.m glad you have been happy with your MSR stove. A survey of what gear
> > folks used on the AT ten years ago was given on what people used and what
> > they would do different. The whiperlight was the most popular stove by 78%.
> > But 50 % of those who used it said they would use something else on a rehike.
> > My first pump half melted after a failed 0-ring. All 0-rings will fail at
> > some point.
> I never had a failed o-ring. You probably ripped one plugging your fuel line in. Easily
> preventable by lubricating as per instructions. Did you follow the instructions?
> > With a metal pump, a failure won't be a problem.
> Unless you scratch the surfaces. Or bend or warp a surface. The nice thing about
> plastic is it doesn 't bend or warp as long as you keep it away from heat. Metal
> fatigues and develops cracks and breaks. Or you step on it and it warps. Or you
> drop it and it bends.
> Second pump
> > plastic threads crossthreaded and stripped. Metal threads are better.
> This is so obviously preventable its not even worth mentioning. Can you say
> "operator error"? FYI metal threads strip.
> > Simmering?? Early MSR's don't simmer unless you like to hold your pot like "
> > Jiffy Pop" and raise and lower your pot as needed.
> How early are you talking about? I bought my whisperlight in 86 and it simmered
> very well. My new Dragonfly simmers like a dream
> The new DragonFly does a
> > fair job with it's new valve. ( Older XGK and Whisperlights are On or Off
> > affairs)
> XGKs were not made for simmering, Whisperlights were. I'm beginning to wonder if
> you've accually used one or are you just going on hearsay.
> >The Connection on the MSRs is weaker than that on the Primus or New
> > Optimus Nova. ( The simple push in design is not up to par with the brass
> > screw in fitting of a Primus)
> The simple push in design is very reliable. A person simply has to remember to lube
> the fuel line and not tear the o-ring.
> Heat out put is roughly the same as is priming
> > with no clear advantage with either stove. The main reason to buy a Primus
> > multi-fuel or Optimus Nova is it is " More reliable and durable".
> I have no doubt Primus and Optimus are good stoves so is just about any other.
> You haven't mentioned how they simmer, though. If a person is competent enough,
> reads the instructions, works with the stoves limitations and doesn't expect much
> I'm sure just about any stgove will prove to be reliable. But if a person is going to do
> more than boil water MSR stoves are the way to go. You can even bake on them.
> Soups, stews no problem. Whole grain rice. Forget that instant junk. Anything that
> requires a low heat. Sauces...
> ( Weak
> > plastic pumper are prone to fail. It's like someone driving a Pinto car
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