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[pct-l] Pump Mania!
Weathercarrot's pump is a rare case. If your pump was metal , you could
espect another 13,000 miles of use. In the old days, folks with their 1950's
Svea's would use their stove for forty years and die before the Brass jewel
was handed to a younger family member and cook a life time for. ( I wished
they made a Plastic Svea in the 50's to compare with) Weathercarrot is a A#1
hiker in my book and his MSR has for sure seen the 13,000 miles. Maybe he was
lucky, but many MSR pumps do fail and are weaker than other stove pumps.
MSR themelves were asked if their Dragonfly was a good stove for Denali.
Their answer was NO!!! They say stick to the XKG and most prudent climbers
opt for a second backup pump.