User Review: MSR WhisperLite Internationale
Price Paid: $79
I first used this stove as part of a 2-month outdoor program, and absolutely loved it. It held up to constant abuse, as well as the occasional torrential downpour.
I purchased one for personal use last summer and was slightly less enamored by it, but as it still works great for the most part, I am very happy with it.
My only complaints are the separate-repair kit that you need to buy, in addition to my particular stove having ZERO simmer control, which is not an issue for some, but was a bit aggravating for me (as with my stove it was either full on, or dead off)
As compared to the Dragonfly, Jetboil, and other "personal" stove systems, I think that it measures up very well to the other current offerings, in both function and capacity to cook LOTS of food FAST. The fuel efficiency is pretty good, but it does however burn things other than white gas at a fairly dirty level.
Overall this is an excellent rugged stove, at a great price, and I can't wait to beat the crud out of it in Denali this summer.