User Review: MSR SimmerLite
I'm getting one soon mainly because I'm getting it cheap - I'm here cause I was trying to find out if the one I'm getting is an older model. If it is then it's quite clever the wording used in all the o/l sites I've visited that they mention the new stove and how light it is without mentioning the old one (hope it's not to give the folks selling on their old stock a boost).
Anyhow, in working for a guided hikes company (I'm an Aussie and it's walking still here) I cooked for groups with the basic model (Whisperlite) for around two years (worth of nights in the 'bush'). You can even simmer with that - it just takes weeks of practice. the trick is to turn the stove off and as the flame is about to die nudge it back just enough - soon you get the hang of just how far - it really is, very little and takes practice. Great reliable stoves. I'm going to try the SimmerLite just to see if it may have a slightly larger 'miniscule' range of simmer 9 (and it's one third of the price it is here in Oz.) We'll see.