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[pct-l] Lucky Stove user of MSR
<< 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
Oboy. Monte may be certifiedly mad, but he is an Engineer in the finest
tradition. (You who know him know what I mean.) He knows his stoves and
follows instructions. More importantly (and this is the question that a good
engineer must ask) will the hiker, hitting camp after 20 hard miles,
dehydrated, de-electrolyted and just plain tired, always follow instructions?
<< Unless you scratch the surfaces. Or bend or warp a surface. The nice thing
plastic is it doesn 't bend or warp as long as you keep it away from heat....
Plastic parts in a stove cannot be kept away from heat.
<< ...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.
Again, you're tired, hungry and in a hurry. Plastic threads are less
forgiving than metal.
<< Simmering?? ...How early are you talking about? I bought my whisperlight
in 86 and it simmered
very well. My new Dragonfly simmers like a dream.
Simmering is not in a thruhiker's vocabulary.
<< I have no doubt Primus and Optimus are good stoves so is just about any
You haven't mentioned how they simmer, though. If a person is competent
reads the instructions, works with the stoves limitations and doesn't expect
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
Soups, stews no problem. Whole grain rice. Forget that instant junk.
requires a low heat. Sauces...
You've given the class of '02 some things to consider before they pack their
packs, and that is the whole point of this list.