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Is there anyone out there who uses this type of stove.
Me & my son have been using this stove for years and have owned other types of whisperlight and coleman multi fuel stoves in the past, but none of which have been worth the hastle or the frustration,(especially at low temps.-10F)
During a trip in the Gorge (red river gorge ky) in November a fellow backpacker was out of fuel for his Whisperlyte and wanted to know where the closest store was, when i told him it was about another 12 miles and 2 by road and getting dark,and cold i offered him an extra magic heat/fuel can and his problems were solved. Not only did it give him a hot meal, but kept him from building a fire in the dark with an inch of snow on the ground.
They may seem at first to be cheap and a little bit slow at first, but whoes in such a hurry that they cant wait 6 min for a cup of coffee or 8 minutes for a hot meal. If your in such a hurry to boil water i under 4 minutes than stay home and use the NUKE oven. Please go to your local walmart or meijer and buy one, there only about 10 bucks and you can carry a spare for trips longer than two months.
Pro's- weight- about 12 oz
fits neatly into a 2cp SS cup you can buy at walmart
lights easy-burns at -25 degF I can prove it
no burner to clean-no repair parts ever needed
wind screen is built in (or use al foil)
you really dont even need the stove part if you can dig a hole or put between three small rocks.
burns for 6 hours (about 36 meals with coffee)