User Review: Optimus 8r
Price Paid: $10
I bought one when I was an Airborne Infantry officer. I carried it many miles--used it many times and it never failed.
It burned Army gas. One trick that I used was to carry a small spoon with half the handle cut off. I poured a little gas into the burner and lighted it to get the stove a little kick start--as you know, the stove has no pump.
One more thing. I have melted lead with it.