MSR WHISPERLITE INTERNATIONAL
BY MATT BORTOLIN
June 07, 2009
NAME: matt bortolin
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, Ca
HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 168 lb (76.20 kg)
I began backpacking 3 years ago after leaving the boy scouts in 1990. After moving to Santa Cruz California I started doing local day hikes with my wife. I decided to start doing extended trips between 6 and 10 days covering around 50 to 80 miles, sometimes I encounter rain and near freezing temperature. Trinity Alps and Klamath national forests are typically where I do my extended tips. I enjoy light weight backpacking and pushing myself. Fishing is a must for me.
Year of Manufacture: Present
Manufacturer's Website: <<www.msrcorp.com>>
Listed Weight: 11 oz (305 g)
Measured Weight: 14.5 oz (410 g)
Other details: Boil time (white gas), 1 liter 3.9 minutes
I have used this stove over and over in rain, wind and at elevation over 8000 FT (2438M). Low temperatures in the mid 30's. In dry heavily wooded areas and wide open granite mountain ranges.
After many uses I have never experienced a problem that didn't have a simple remedy. After five days of use the jet clogged. I cleaned the jet problem solved. For the most efficient boil time the wind screen should be used at all times. Packing size when accompanied with a large fuel bottle can be cumbersome and I have found it best to use 2 smaller fuel bottles and share the weight with a companion.
If you want a tried and true stove that offers excellent durability and good flame control, this is the stove for you. Though not the lightest stove on the market its reliability and multi fuel use is worth the weight.
THINGS I LIKE
very reliable, easy to use, perform great at high elevation. can be disassembled in the back country for cleaning, can burn multiple fuels, parts are everywhere, flame control is good
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
needs pump seals replace every season to avoid dangerous leaks, weight of stove plus liquid fuel weight is an issue, suit during priming, jet is pron to clogging
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